Comparison between the Eos 500n and the Eos 5000

(a beginning photographers observation)

Specifications table

EOS 500 EOS 5000
Shutter Vertical-travel focal plane shutter with soft-touch electromagnetic release and all speeds electronically controlled Vertical-travel focal plane shutter with soft-touch electromagnetic release and all speeds electronically controlled
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism Gives 90% vertical and horizontal coverage of actual picture area and 0.7 X magnification with 50 mm lens at infinity Fixed eye-level pentaprism Gives 90% vertical and horizontal coverage of actual picture area and 0.7 X magnification with 50 mm lens at infinity
Viewfinder information Displayed in the bottom of the viewing area. 7 segment LCD digit character display:
  • Shutter speed
  • Aperture value
  • AE lock indicator
  • Metered exposure indicator
  • Exposure compensation indicator
  • Flash charge completion indicator
  • AF in-focus indicator
  • Red-eye reduction indicator
  • Focus Point Indicator (in viewfinder display)
  • Displayed in the bottom of the viewing area. 3 segment LED:
  • Focus error indicator (shake warning)
  • AE good indicator
  • Over/under exposure indicator
  • Flash charging indicator
  • Metering system TTL full aperture metering using a 6-zone SPC (Silicon Photocell).
  • 6-zone evaluative metering
  • Central partial metering (9.5%)
  • TTL full aperture metering:
  • 6-zone evaluative metering
  • Partial metering (9.5%) with AE lock
  • Centre-weighted average metering (with Bulb)
  • Film speed range ISO 25-5000 by DX / ISO 6-6400 manually ISO 25-5000 by DX
    Metering Range with 1.4 lens at ISO 100 EV 2-20
    EV 2-20
    Exposure correction +/- 2 stops in 1/2 step increments
    not possible
    Exposure modes
  • "Green Zone" full auto shooting mode
  • Programmed Image Control (4 settings)
  • Intelligent Program AE
  • Shutter-priority AE
  • Aperture-priority AE
  • Auto Depth Mode
  • Metered Manual
  • Flash AE
  • User-selectable Focus Points
  • "Green Zone" full auto shooting mode
  • Programmed Image Control (4 settings)
  • Shutter-priority AE
  • A-TTL Flash AE
  • TTL Flash AE
  • Focusing screens Fixed, full-surface new laser matte screen with focus point indicators, and partial metering circle Laser-matte screen with AF frames and partial metering mark
    Flash AE

    X-Flash synchronization (1/90s) E-TTL Flash with EX Series Speedlite

    1/90s
    Multiple Exposures Up to 9 exposures Not possible
    Autofocus TTL-SIR (Secondary Image Registration) phase detection type using wide area 3-point cross-type BASIS (I+I). Two autofocus modes. One-shot and Al Servo with Focus Prediction that automatically switches to One-shot or Al Servo according to subject movement. Each of the three focusing points can be manually selected.
    TTL-SIR (TTL secondary image formation phase detection system) using cross-type BASIS
    Film loading Automatic. Film automatically advances to first frame
    Film transport Single and 1.5 fps Single and approx. 1fps
    Special features
  • 'Silent' film transport
  • Built-in flash (Guide Number 4 to 5 )
  • Red-eye reduction lamp
  • Multi-point wide area focusing
  • User-selectable Focus Points
  • Night Scene Mode
  • 'Silent' film transport
  • Built-in flash (Guide Number 4 to 5)
  • Red-eye reduction function
  • Multi-point wide area focusing
  • Shutter speeds 30s-1/2000s+B 1/8s-1/2000s+B
    Power source 2 x CR123A 2 x CR123A
    Display In the viewfinder and LCD display panel In the viewfinder and LCD display panel
    Self-timer Electronically controlled 10-sec delay Electronically controlled 10-sec delay
    Body dimensions (mm, WxHxD) 145x20x61.9 145x92x61.9
    Weight (body only, gramms) 350 (382 with batteries) 340

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