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Canon Eos 500D – Finally, all in one device

Canon EOS 500D I have for two weeks and took about 800 pictures and movies at this time. Now time to draw conclusions.

So far, I've photographed with a Canon EOS 30D (and continue to do so!) Is an old EOS 20D. The latter had 500D soft now (yes, I like to use two cameras, a wide-angle lens, the other with a telephoto lens).

The Canon EOS 500D in many respects a great advance in other respects, at least a small improvement.

The image quality is generally quite good, I can expect from a Canon EOS. At ISO 100 the noise is practically undetectable, even ISO200 is eigenlich too. At ISO400, however, we noticed some deterioration in image quality, which, however, makes image editing more get a grip. ISO 800 is facing major Canon EOS, at least the same in terms of noise. This also applies to higher ISO settings. The 500D offers ISO12800 now and legendary. ISO6400 is – if not too much in the picture zoom out – a 15MP APS-C chip very well, while there is also the screen size ISO12800 very well, with careful noise reduction can be as good, but get a grip.

After all, it is now possible in the extreme sensitivity of a recovery in almost total darkness. It will be some lights on the street. It is recommended that when in doubt, overexpose anything, because pushing on the computer is not recommended because the noise is much higher.

Who would probably best to buy the 5D MKII – which obviously is much more expensive.

JPEG directly from the camera are certainly very useful. With Tonwertpriorität and automatic brightness control Nachberarbeitung (Autolight Optimizer) is normally required, not more. On older cameras, often had to resort to Füllicht for bright images – this can save here now. However, it is very relaxing, not having to retract all the images. With a clarity of 4-5, the images are also very "crunchy."

Of course, you can also use RAW. However, this suggests that each image with 18-27MB available. Here you must use a memory card large enough. RAW offers more flexibility to Nachberarbeitung – but not necessarily details.

Compared directly with the 30D, I have to say, however, makes the 500D is definitely not the best film, at least not in the field of ISO1600. I see only advantages in greater sensitivity and better in-camera JPEG (in this case, the 30D is not as good, and RAW has many advantages).

The advantages of 14-bits, improves the Canon, I could find nor with the 500D. Neither she nor better able to absorb the colors in which it showed the best grades, as he said happily.

For the 500D, you should absolutely use good lenses. The 18-55mm IS actually play, as measured by several well enough, but I was a little disappointed "in use on the 500D. With 17-40mm L, definitely get better results. The 70-300mm IS USM cut the 500D very good.

What should take into account: the 15MP APS-C chip should not be too dark. Since opening in August of unpleasant diffraction and blur effects. This may be, at least for some situations (landscape) is important.

Since your body is well managed, the 500D. The big screen is clear, bright and strong. Finally, it offers a reasonable resolution (230,000 pixel 3 "does not necessarily mean having …).
Treatment looks solid, obviously not in magnesium as the 30D, but solid plastic.

At 3.4 fps and 9 RAW, or about 170 JPEG images in a row Mode Continuous shooting is very usable, but I would cover situations where fps are important, but access to my 30D, which offers 5 fps.

Now, for the property, since it was also one of the reasons why he bought the 500D. Given my experience with the cameras have been quite disappointing, I had the 500D as it is right.

The film quality is very good, I'm using 720p. I have no use for Full HD, mostly because it works only with 20fps. One Minute Film consume at least 300MB. The clips are in MPG format. Due to the high data rate, you can compress them quite easily, without significant loss of quality.

The sound is, Unfortunately only recorded in black and white, presumably for marketing reasons. But he is very good and clear.

Autofocus is generally quite slow straight for lentils with pinion drive clearly audible. Manual focus is recommended – thanks to the good display, but not a problem.

Overall, I remain only two things in the movie function:
– Sometimes you experience stripes. This phenomenon has been discussed on the Internet and that explains that not all sensors are reading. Something bad, because I would have expected, but the performance of the much larger sensor
– In some situations, the "door" effect occurs. This is because the CMOS sensor, that can only be read line by line. One should therefore be added to prevent the rise too fast moving objects on the side.

As to the limit of 29:59 minutes, we owe it to EU regulation aimed at preventing possible to move the cameras with video functionality, the camera. While some discomfort, but honestly, how many times you take the video longer? My previous high was 20 minutes, and that was an exception. Due to the high memory requirements of the video I see it as what matters is not so bad, except it is still in the era of video editing easy to put together a longer movie on your computer. And with tweezers to cut what is normal anyway.

At least I do not see it as a problem, especially because a battery in any case only provides the ability to about 60 minutes of recovery.

Since I still appreciate all the advantages and depth of field easily controlled. While the camera does not offer this for you, but it is possible, but as an adapter to connect a larger goal, you set the aperture manually. My experiments with the old M42 lenses have been here very interesting. DOF is controlled in the normal cameras, with their small sensors (1 / 6 "or even 1 / 4, 5), not given.

All in all, I'm pretty happy with the 500D. There is really only a couple of things that worry me. This would, first, small problems with video recording, however, I find it awkward that the video mode on the dial landed on the bottom for me as a user of semi-automatic (open / time) the wheel has almost always around them have access. A direct integration would have been better, as well as the ability to start recording with the shutter button and the button Live View (if you're not careful, then the video begins with a forward motion …). For this I would have given up Fotofuktion like video mode, which is not sinnfrei anyway because we have neither the time nor the aperture control and one for recording a short film, "Blackout" has. In addition, some values absurd choice for the environment, like the clear Himma f/16 at a shutter speed of 1 / 50 seconds. Unfavorable for moving subjects …

My conclusion:
The 500D is almost an "egg Wollmilchsau, this time with one or other restrictions, the division into more realistic models of Canon, but I must say that this is the first" figure "is Canon EOS, what really convinced me. L '400D took me very badly, the 450D was not excited about that. The 500D is a digital Slr Camera with a good video and the ability to change lenses in one – and that counts for me.

Due to the rather slow progress in the quality of the images and problems of lesser importance to deduct a star, but a recommendation for the device!


In the cinema at least, capable of solve the problem with the artifacts. Since the last visual style used is also used for the film, may be in a too high at the edge of artifacts, said. We recommend that you use for the filming of a style of photos, which establishes the sharpness to 0.

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