Thank you for purchasing a Canon product.
The EOS 500D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camerafeaturing fine-detail CMOS sensor with 15.10 effective megapixels,DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.4 fpscontinuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full High-Definition) movie shooting.The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides manyfeatures for demanding shots, and has many other features.
Take a Few Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with theCamera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you havecaptured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see howthey come out. You can then better understand the camera.To avoid botched pictures and accidents, read the Safety Warnings(p.219,220) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).
Testing the Camera Before Using and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the image has beenproperly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and theimages cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canoncannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recordedimages of people and certain subjects for anything but privateenjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions,etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.
This camera is compatible with SD memory cards and SDHCmemory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.”*
The camera does not come with a card for recording images.
Please purchase it separately.