Updated (September 2009): Compare the Canon EOS 500D vs Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D vs Canon EOS 500D

Winner
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82

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 500D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Weight
Light-weight
520 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 500D.
Explore our gallery of 43 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 7D.

competitors

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

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Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$940 with 18-135mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Startup delay Much more startup delay
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Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,499 - $1,799 body only

$1,849 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
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Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

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Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$863 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Color depth Better color depth
Startup delay Much more startup delay
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Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$405 - $633 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
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Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$707 with 18-135mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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