Announced this morning, Pocket-lint has managed to grab the latest Digital SLR from Canon, the EOS 500D.

The new EOS 500D, which will be known as the Rebel T1i in the US, features a 15.1-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor and HD movie recording features like the company's 5D and 50D models. Lower shooting resolutions of 720p or VGA will also be available to get the most from your memory card. A built-in HDMI connection will let users playback directly on their TV.

The EOS 500D (body only) is available from early May 2009 priced at £869.99 in the UK, 999.99 euros in Europe and $799.99 in the US - over £300 cheaper than the UK price.

And whilst we were at it we grabbed the new Canon Speedlite 270EX too. The "pocketable" flash runs off two AA batteries, expanding on built-in flash modules on EOS cameras, but saving the space of a full-on flash. The Speedlite 270EX will set you back £149.99/169.99 euros and will be available in May.