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In first week of November 2010 I finally got much awaited DSLR Canon EOS 500D at cost of INR 34,000 only. The first thing I liked about this camera was its looks, it looks superb.
The key features it brought:-
- 15.1 Mega Pixels resolution. (Don’t really need it)
- 3 inch LCD screen with 920K pixels. It is far better than some of desktop screen resolution
- Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
- Extremely less start up time i.e 0.1 Seconds
- High Definition Video
- EXTREMELY IMPRESSIVE SHUTTER SPEED i.e 3.4 fps
- EFS Lenses 18-55mm with image stabilizer and auto/manual focus
The time was to test its efficiency on ground. I started exploring it with Auto mode. The first thing I found interesting about it was its Shutter Speed, it fascinated me so much that I ended up clicking numerous pictures without trying to use various options the new gadget had brought. Compact Digital Cameras has frustrating shutter speed but Canon EOS 500D was delivering pictures in fraction of seconds.
A Dark ceiling of Old Temple in Chamba
What to say about it, irrespective of whether the lenses are set to 18mm or the extreme 55mm, Auto Focus does real wonders. You will not even realise when lenses have done their work in terms of focus. It just happens real-time. Of course in manual focus, you will have to adjust the focus manually at level where the clarity is on it peak.
With 18mm EFS lense in Auto Focus mode
Tried my camera while travelling on Bus of hilly terrains and rough roads, results of the pictures because of amazing shutter speed and effective image stabiliser, produced great quality pictures.
Clicked from running Bus
This was one of the main reasons for me to opt for DSLR. Canon EOS 500D solved my problem. You just forget about the word “BLUR” in your pictures. Not even a single dot of blur on night/low light pictures. I could catch some great moments of Diwali night in Gadget.
Diwali Night. A picture without flash
This was another fascinating part for me. I love to click close up pictures for small flowers and species. This time again my choice buying of Canon EOS 500D proved me right. No matter how close you take camera to the object, EFS lenses and Auto Focus ensures high quality blur less picture.
|Clicked with 55mm EFS lense from a distance of few centimeters|
- Full Auto - Applicable in almost all conditions
- Portraits - For Portraits pictures with more focus on close-up
- Landscapes - For wider view of Landscapes. I did not find it different from Auto mode
- Close-Up - Ensures more clarity of object and blur background
- Sports - For moving objects. Quite an useful mode
- Night - Ensure Blur less pictures in night
- Disabling Flash - Comes handy where Flash is not allowed e.g museum etc
- Creative Auto - As per me it’s a Semi Manual mode wherein you can adjust Flash firing, Blurring/sharpening background or object, adjust recording quality and drive mode.
I have not yet explored Video mode at all so doesn’t know the actual delivery against highly talked about HD Video of this model.
Turn off of Canon EOS 500D:-
Really difficult to find out technical flaws in this brilliant work but:-
- It is so delicate that you need to take extra care of it unlike compact Digital cameras which can be carried in pocket without hesitation.
- As a consumer I would expect DSLR manufacturer to focus on Size of the camera. If you wish to carry it regularly you just can not do it.
- In Auto Mode, The flash goes up automatically with great speed which disturbs the photographer. It can be designed in a manner that it goes up gently and softly.
- Features like Bluetooth or infrared can make such model friendlier with Computers rather than traditional way of transferring data with the help of cable.