17 reviews

Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i

$800.00 Released January, 2009

Product Shot 1 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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Product Shot 2 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)

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  • 12

    light and compact XSi body

  • 12

    large 3" LCD with 920k dots

  • 11

    large images - same MP count as the 50D, larger than the D90

  • 11

    utilizes easy to find, capacious and affordable SD/SDHC cards

  • 10

    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)

  • 9

    720p video recording at 30fps, or 1080p at 20fps

  • 9

    very practical for all occasions

  • 4

    Job wheel under right index finger makes settings quick and easy to access.

  • 8

    no auto-focus for video

  • 6

    no external microphone input

  • 5

    1080p at 20fps only

  • 1

    can record only until 4GB of videofile size. Video is limited to 12 minutes.

  • 1

    only monoaural sound built in - no stereo sound

  • -1

    slow continuous shooting (3.4fps vs. 4.5 on the Canon 50D or Nikon D90)

  • -1

    only 720p video at 30fps, but not 1080p - this is no real FullHD video recording

  • -2

    no overhead video or photo possible because screen is not tiltable

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Erik: #canon_eos_digital_rebel_t1i Available for $579.99 with a lens, bag, battery charger pack from Best Buy in Canada for Boxing week. Pretty decent deal. Dec 27, 10
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