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Canon EOS 500n - This replaced my Pentax MX when I lost it years ago. It was fairly cheap and more suited to my large hands. Its reliable, smooth and quality of pictures is fine for me. The USM focussing is pretty effective and certainly more accurate than my eyes. The new digitals 300 / 350 (and now the 400) are not dissimilar and will be where I'm heading next (subject to funds being available).
Canon EOS 500n
Canon EOS 500n

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Key Features
EOS 500N
Shutter Vertical travelled focal plane shutter with soft touch electromagnetic release. All shutter speeds electronically timed / controlled.
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism
Viewfinder Information: Displayed at the bottom of the viewing area: 7 Segment LCD digit Character display
Shutter speeds
Aperture value
AE look indicator
Metered exposure indicator
Exposure compensation indicator
Flash charge completion indicator
AF in focus indicator
Red-Eye indicator
High Speed flash Synchronization indicator
Focusing point indicator
AEB Shift Indicator
Metering System TTL Full Aperture Metering:
6-zones evaluative metering
Central partial metering (9.5%)
Center-weighted average metering
Film speed range ISO 25 5000 by DX / ISO 6-6400 manually
Metering sensitivity at
ISO 100 with 50mm f/1.4
EV 2-20
Exposure correction + or - 2 stops in 1/2 increments
Exposure modes Green Zone full auto shooting mode
PIC (Programmed Image Control) modes: Portraiture, landscape, Close-up, Sports and Night scene.
Intelligent Program AE (5 settings)
Shutter-Priority AE
Aperture-Priority AE
Auto Depth mode
Metered Manual
E-TTL, A-TTL and TTL Flash AE
Focusing screens New laser-matte screen with focusing points and partial metering mark.
Flash AE A-TTL and TTL Program Flash AE with specified Canon speedlites. E-TTL (only with speedlites 380EX and 220EX).
X-Flash Synchronization 1/90 sec.. Up to 1/2000 sec. with FP synchronization of Speedlites. model 380EX.
Multiple exposure Up to 9 exposures
Autofocus TTL-SIR (Secondary Image Registration) phase detection type. Using Cross-type BASIS. One shot and AI Servo with Focus Prediction that automatically switches to One-shot or Servo AF according to subject. Manual focusing possible.
Film loading Automatic. Film automatically advances to the first frame
Film transport Single shot and 1 frame/sec. at C
Shutter Speed range 30 sec. - 1/2000 sec., B
Power source 2 x CR123A or DL 123A lithium
Display Both inside viewfinder and LCD display panel at the top panel
Self-timer Electronically controlled with a fixed 10 sec. delay
Body dimensions 145.7mm x 92mm x 61.9 mm (W x H x D)
Weight (body only) 350g for basic model; 370g for QD version
Other special features Silent film transport mechanism
Built-in flash (Guide Number 12)
Red-Eye reduction lamp
Multiple points wide area focusing
AF Auxiliary right
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB)

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Last Updated 04/08/2008 - Canon EOS 500n - Home Kit - Photography - Neils Resource Web