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Not Entirely Picture Perfect

The newest entry-level APS-C sensor DSLR, the Canon EOS 1500D, is all set to follow in the footsteps of its impressive predecessors, to make serious photographers out of hobbyists. Nilofer Khan puts it to the test.

When Canon launched the 1300D back in 2016, the camera had useful additions like WiFi and NFC. This year, the company began to catch up with the current trend of higher resolution sensors with its successor, the Canon EOS 1500D. Like most other cameras in this range, it is aimed at beginners or students looking to buy their first DLSR, or bloggers on a budget. At first glance, it does not appear significantly different from the previous edition. However, among its most important upgrades is its sensor.


The 1500D comes with a 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor paired with a DIGIC 4+ processor, allowing 14-bit RAWs (the only camera at its price range to offer this). It has a rather limited ISO range of 100-6400, expandable to ISO 12,800. Shutter speed is from 30sec to 1/4000sec.

For AF, it has a 9-point phase-detection system, with only one cross-type AF point at the center of the frame sensitive to f/5.6, enabling One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, or automatic AI Focus AF. Live view AF is enabled by contrast detection, but includes face detection as well. Focus works all the way down to 0 EV. In burst shooting, the continuous frame rates is 3fps. Exposure metering is enabled via a 63-zone system. You can choose between evaluative, partial, spot, or center-weighted average. Exposure can be compensated by ±5EV, and autoexposure bracketing is available for ±2EV.

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