Canon 500D weighs 520 g (1.15 lb / 18.34 oz)
and has external dimensions of 129 x 98 x 62 mm (5.08 x 3.86 x 2.44″)
. Considering that the average weight of DSLR type cameras is 773g, Canon 500D is a remarkably light camera for its class. Even better, with a thickness of only 62mm, it is also quite small, 14mm thinner than the average of its class.
Here is the front and top view image of Canon 500D with the dimensions:
In order to give you a better idea about the real life size of Canon 500D, we have added an image of how it looks next to a credit card and an AA type battery.
Now let's compare Canon 500D size with the camera that it replaced: Canon 450D. As depicted on the comparison image, and have the exact same height, width and thickness.
Below you can find the comparison of the weight and thickness of Canon 500D with its main competitors:
Canon 500D doesn't have any environmental sealings on its body so you got to be extra careful to protect it against water and dust. If you shoot under these conditions very often, consider checking Top DSLR Cameras with Weather Sealing page.