Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i
Released January, 2009
The Pros:Light and compact XSi body. Large 3" LCD with 920k dots. Large images - same MP count as the 50D, larger than the D90.
The Cons:No auto-focus for video. No external microphone input. 1080p at 20fps only.
Leaked accidentally on March 24th 2009, and realeased officially a day later, the EOS Digital Rebel T1 - known as the 500D everywhere else in the world - i is a digital SLR camera from Canon. Featuring the same body as the XSi, the T1i includes a sensor that matches that found in the 50D, allowing for 15.1MP images and full 1080p video recording.
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The device will cost $800 for the body only, or $900 for a kit which includes the default XSi 18-55 IS EF-S lens.
- 15.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
- Digic 4 processor
- Canon lens mount
- 3" LCD (920,000 dots)
- LiveView preview on LCD
- 3.4 fps
- face detection
- up to 12,800 ISO
- 129 x 98 x 62 mm, 520 g
User Reviews (18)
light and compact XSi body
large 3" LCD with 920k dots
large images - same MP count as the 50D, larger than the D90
utilizes easy to find, capacious and affordable SD/SDHC cards
Weight of body is 16.9 oz / 480g - this is lighter than all other Canon EOS cameras (except Rebel SX/1000D) but heavier than Panasonic Lumix GH1 (380g)
720p video recording at 30fps, or 1080p at 20fps
very practical for all occasions
Job wheel under right index finger makes settings quick and easy to access.
no external microphone input
can record only until 4GB of videofile size. Video is limited to 12 minutes.
only monoaural sound built in - no stereo sound
slow continuous shooting (3.4fps vs. 4.5 on the Canon 50D or Nikon D90)
only 720p video at 30fps, but not 1080p - this is no real FullHD video recording
no overhead video or photo possible because screen is not tiltable
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