Canon has now released info on the new Canon EOS 500D. The new camera comes packed with a 15MP sensor, DiG!C 4, HD video recording, new af system and a 3″ lcd with 920.000dots. I have not been able to find any sample images taken with the camera yet, but I will ofcourse post as soon as I find them 🙂

Canon EOS 500D

Canon EOS 500D

Specifications directly from Canon:

For creative photographers after serious fun

  • 15.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • DiG!C 4 Image Processor
  • ISO 100-3200 (H1:6400, H2: 12800)
  • Noise Reduction for high ISO speeds
  • Record High Definition movies

Key Features:

  • 15.1 megapixel Canon-developed CMOS sensor captures superb image quality with low noise and natural colour
  • New DiG!C 4 Processor means faster processing and new features such as Live Face Detection AF Mode
  • 9-point AF and 6-point Assist AF for ultra sharp images. You can manually select any of the 9 points to ensure correct sharp focus
  • Continuous smooth shooting speed of 3.4 fps
  • Now with new Live Face Detection AF mode, and Live View Movies (in Full HD)
  • Standard ISO (100-6400) and expandable to an incredible H1:12800 with incredible image detail in low light
  • 3.0″ (920,000 dots) LCD screen with anti-reflection and anti-smudge coating for clear photo previews
  • Prevents and automatically removes tiny dust particles resulting in cleaner images

Expand shooting possibilities

  • Live View Stills (Live, Quick and Live Face Detection AF modes)
  • Live View Movies in Full HD (with sound)
  • HDMI mini output in full High-Definition

High Performance Features

  • High speed and precision 9-point AF
  • 3.4fps (up to 60 continuous shooting: JPEG)
  • 3.0″ LCD monitor (920,000 dots)
  • Compatible with all EF/S lenses

Highly intuitive

  • Automatic image correction
  • Auto Lighting Optimizer
  • Auto correction of lens peripheral illumination
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System

High class design and durability

  • Stainless steel core and polycarbonate resin with glass fibre

Standard Accessories:

  • Battery Charger LC-E5
  • Battery Pack LP-E5
  • Eyecup Ef
  • Date/time CR1616 lithium battery
  • Interface Cable IFC-200U
  • Video Cable AVCDC400
  • Wide Strap EW-100DBIII
  • EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk

Optional Accessories:

  • All EF/-S Lenses
  • Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX
  • Macro twin lite MT-24EX
  • E-series Dioptic Adjustment Lenses
  • Angle Finder C
  • Semi hard case EH19L
  • Car Battery Charger CBC-E5
  • Interface Cable IFC-500
  • Canon EX-series Speedlites and ST-E2
  • AC Adapter CA-PS700
  • DC Coupler – DR-E5
  • Battery Grip BG-E5
  • Battery Magazine BGM-E5L
  • Eyepiece Extender EPEX15II
  • HDMI Cable HTC-100
  • Remote Switch RS-60E3
  • Remote Controller RC-5, RC-1

You can also download the techsheet right here.