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

Canon EOS 7D vs Canon EOS 500D

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

100

Canon EOS 500D

80

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
 

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"
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
159 ms shutter lag

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

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$723 - $799 body only

$868 - $899 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Startup delay More startup delay
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,210 - $1,399 body only

$1,787 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,135 - $1,499 body only

$1,421 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$310 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$318 body only

$484 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$382 body only

$573 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

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

discussion

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