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Canon EOS 500D versus Canon EOS M

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Canon EOS 500D

DxOMark Sensor Scores

Overall Score
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63
Portrait
(Color Depth)
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21.7 bits
Landscape
(Dynamic Range)
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11.5 Evs
Sports
(Low-Light ISO)
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663 ISO
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Canon EOS M

DxOMark Sensor Scores

Overall Score
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65
Portrait
(Color Depth)
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22.1 bits
Landscape
(Dynamic Range)
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11.2 Evs
Sports
(Low-Light ISO)
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827 ISO
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Canon EOS 500D

Manufacturer specifications

Type Entry-level DSLR 
Announced 2009-03-25 
Indicative price (USD) 1040  
Sensor type CMOS 
Resolution 4770 x 3153  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 15.04  
Sensor size (mm) 14.9 x 22.3 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm) 4.7  
Bits per pixel 14 
Focal length multiplier 1.60 
Aspect Ratio 3:2 
ISO latitude  100 - 12800 
Shutter type mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/4000 - 30  
Frame rate (fps) 3.4  
Live view  yes 
Stabilization  no 
Firmware  
Dust cleaningyes 
Mount typeCanon EF-S  
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Canon EOS M

Manufacturer specifications

Type Hybrid 
Announced 2012-07-23 
Indicative price (USD) 799  
Sensor type CMOS 
Resolution 5280 x 3528  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 18.63  
Sensor size (mm) 14.9 x 22.3 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm) 4.2  
Bits per pixel 14.0 
Focal length multiplier 1.60 
Aspect Ratio 3:2 
ISO latitude  100 - 25600 
Shutter type Mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/4000 - 30.0  
Frame rate (fps) 4.3  
Live view  Yes 
Stabilization   
Firmware  
Dust cleaningYes 
Mount typeCanon EF-M  
Weight (gr)  
Battery type Lithium-Ion LP-E12 
Battery weight (gr)  
Tropicalization No 
Camera material Metal 
Mount material Metal 
View finder type No 
View finder magnification  
View finder coverage  
Mirror lockup  
View finder diopter  
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size
Monitor pixel 1040000 
Articulated screen No 
Touch screen Yes 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes Autofocus One-Shot AF or Servo AF, Manual focus, AF + MF (manual focus after One-Shot AF) 
Number of autofocus points 31 
Exposure bracketing  
Exposure compensation + or - 3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments 
Drive modes Single, Continuous, 10-sec. self-timer/Remote control, 2-sec. self-timer, Continuous shooting after 10-sec. self-timer (2 to 10 shots) 
Buffer size  
Recording medium SD/SDHC/SDXC 
Image format JPEG, RAW(CR2) 
White balance bracketing Yes 
Connectivity USB/HDMI/Wireless(EyeFi) 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes 
External micro  
Histogram Yes 
GPS No 
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video 1920 x 1080 / 30 
Full HD Yes 
Live autofocus  
Video file format MPEG4 
Video codec H264 
Video stabilisation  

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Canon EOS 500D

View tested lens

Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM Canon
Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM Canon

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11-16 F2.8 IF DX II Canon

Tokina AT-X 11-16 PRO DX Canon

Tamron SP AF11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] Canon

Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 EX DG Canon

Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II Canon

Tokina AT-X 12-24 AF PRO DX Canon

Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM

Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical Canon

Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZE Canon

Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Canon

Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

Sigma 17-35mm F2.8-4 EX Aspherical HSM Canon

Sigma 17-35mm F2.8-4 EX DG Aspherical HSM Canon

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM Canon

Tamron SP 17-50mm F/2.8 Di II XR VC LD Aspherical IF Canon

Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] Canon

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM C Canon

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Canon

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC Macro Canon

Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/3.5 ZE Canon

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A Canon

Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Canon

Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC Macro Canon

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-135mmm F3.5-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-200mm_f/3.5-5.6 IS

Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM Canon

Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS Canon

Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Canon

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Canon

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Canon

Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Canon

Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] Macro Canon

Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM

Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM

Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Zeiss Distagon T 21mm f/2.8 ZE Canon

Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon EF 24mm f/2.8

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Canon

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM Canon

Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD Canon

Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM A Canon

Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 ZE Canon

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

Sigma 28mm F1.8 EX DG ASP Macro Canon

Zeiss Distagon T 28mm f/2 ZE Canon

Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L USM

Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] Canon

Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM

Tamron AF 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical [IF] Macro Canon

Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A Canon

Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM Canon

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

Canon EF 35mm f/2

Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC Canon

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A Canon

Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX AF 35mm f/2.8 Macro Canon

Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZE Canon

Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZE Canon

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A Canon

Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Canon

Zeiss Planar T 50mm f/1.4 ZE Canon

Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZE Canon

Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC APO OS HSM Canon

Sigma 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC APO HSM Canon

Sigma 50-500mm F4-6.3 APO EX DG HSM Canon

Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Canon

Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1.4/55 ZE Canon

Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Tamron SP AF 60mm F/2 Di II LD [IF] MACRO Canon

Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro Canon

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APO Macro HSM II Canon

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Canon

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APO HSM Canon

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Canon

Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO Canon

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM

Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS Canon

Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO-M DG Macro Canon

Tamron AF 70-300 F/4-5.6 LD Macro Canon

Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD Canon

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF 85mm F1.2L USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherique IF Canon

Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Canon

Zeiss Apo Planar T* Otus 85mm F14 ZE Canon

Zeiss Planar T 85mm f/1.4 ZE Canon

Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Canon

Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO Canon

Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZE Canon

Canon EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro Canon

Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Canon

Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM Canon

Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 Soft Focus

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 ZE Canon

Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Canon

Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Canon

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011) Canon

Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 Di LD (IF) MACRO 1:1 Canon

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x ON

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 500mm F/4L IS II USM

Canon EF 600mm F/4L IS II USM
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