Canon EOS 500D vs Canon EOS 250D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 500D and Canon EOS 250D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS 500D were released 2009 and Canon EOS 250D was released 2019. That is a 10 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS 500D 2009
Canon EOS 250D 2019

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts of sensor (called "Canon APS-C") which means that if you compare these cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras has a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the camera's sensor size affect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS 500D 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Canon EOS 250D 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Canon EOS 500D has a 15,1 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 250D has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS 500D 15,1 MP
15054336 pixels
4752 x 3168
Canon EOS 250D 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Canon EOS 250D has a 59 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 500D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS 250D has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 500D. Canon EOS 250D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS 500D has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 500D 100-12800
Canon EOS 250D 100-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 500D
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 250D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 500D can shoot up to 3,4 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 250D can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 500D 3,4
Canon EOS 250D 5

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS 500D and Canon EOS 250D can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Canon EOS 500D weighs 520 gr (equal to 1.15 lb) which is 16% heavier than Canon EOS 250D and its 449 gr (or 0.99 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 500D 520 gr
1.15 lb
Canon EOS 250D 449 gr
0.99 lb

Canon EOS 500D vs Canon EOS 250D Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS 500D and Canon EOS 250D, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EOS 250D
Name Canon EOS 500D Canon EOS 250D
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EOS 250D
Release Year 2009 2019
Release Date 2009-03-25 2019-04-10
MSRP 1599 USD 599 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EOS 250D
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EOS 250D
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 4752 x 3168 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 15,1 MP 24 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 4 DIGIC 8
Image
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EOS 250D
ISO Range 100 - 12800 100 - 25600
White Balance Presets 6 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization Yes No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EOS 250D
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 9 9
Lens Mount Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EOS 250D
Articulated LCD Fixed Fully articulated
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 920000 1040000
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type TFT color LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.87 (0.54 35mm equiv.) 0.87 (0.54 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 0
Photography features
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EOS 250D
Frames per second 3,4 fps 5 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 13 meters N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EOS 250D
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format H.264
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers No Yes
Storage
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EOS 250D
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EOS 250D
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port No Yes
Headphone Port No No
Wireless Yes
Eye-Fi Connected
Yes
Built-In (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth)
Remote Control Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed) Yes (via wired or wireless remote or smartphone)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EOS 250D
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion LP-E5 rechargeable battery & charger
LP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 440 shots 1070 shots
Width 129 mm 122 mm
Height 98 mm 93 mm
Depth 62 mm 70 mm
Weight 520 gram 449 gram