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03/25/2009 04:00:26 AM · #1
The new Canon EOS Rebel T1i raises the entry-level bar with a host of enhanced Canon technologies now available in an entry-level DSLR. Along with the boost in megapixels and Canonís most advanced imaging processor to-date, this latest Rebel camera has also been enhanced with HD video capture, a 3.0-inch Clear View LCD (920,000 dots/VGA) monitor and user-friendly functions such as Auto Lighting Optimizer, Creative Auto Mode and Canonís Live View modes, all the right tools to open new doors for imaging enthusiasts. From high-resolution to high-definition, the new EOS Rebel T1i Digital SLR camera helps to give creative consumers a jumpstart on the next evolution in digital imaging.

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03/25/2009 04:22:58 AM · #2
Thanks for the heads up. The new flash looks quite nice , would be handy for taking along to family parties or school plays etc where sometimes one doesn't want the big ole 580EX strapped to the top.. Would be a great little addition for my 5D that has no built in flash.
03/25/2009 04:40:38 AM · #3
yay, ive been waiting for this.
03/25/2009 04:42:19 AM · #4
Why didnt they announce this at PMA this year? hmmmmmmmmm?
03/25/2009 04:48:28 AM · #5
Now if it had a built-in off-camera lighting system it might compete with the D90 :) Seriously though they've packed a lot into a little camera at a price point lower than the D90, looks good.
03/25/2009 06:40:41 AM · #6
hands on on dpreview
03/25/2009 08:01:03 AM · #7
For me, it doesn't seem all that great of an upgrade. I would never use the video and definitely don't need more megapixels but I bet the high ISO performance is great since they are allowing a boost of 3200.
03/25/2009 08:42:27 AM · #8
Originally posted by JEason:

For me, it doesn't seem all that great of an upgrade. I would never use the video and definitely don't need more megapixels but I bet the high ISO performance is great since they are allowing a boost of 3200.


the expanded iso range actually goes up to 12,800
03/25/2009 08:53:35 AM · #9
Leaves the 50D in a hole hey :-)
03/25/2009 09:10:53 AM · #10
Say hello to my new backup camera :)
03/25/2009 09:21:45 AM · #11
Looks good. I like the increased ISO, but maybe the best thing will be if this pushes the price of the XSI down a little. I'm probably still a year or two from replacing my XT however.
03/25/2009 09:52:17 AM · #12
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Would it be a downgrade to replace my 40D with one? I love having a built-in video option. I love shooting short videos and the option of different lenses for videos would be a real kick for me.


03/25/2009 10:23:52 AM · #13
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

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Would it be a downgrade to replace my 40D with one? I love having a built-in video option. I love shooting short videos and the option of different lenses for videos would be a real kick for me.


don't think it would be a downgrade really, but keep in mind the video doesn't work the same as the video on a point and shoot (atleast, assuming its the same as my 5D mark II). it doesn't have continuous autofocus, instead relying on your manual focusing, or a very slow AF-button activated focus that changes the exposure of the video.
also the one thing that people miss when comparing the xxD line to the xxxD line is the build material and quality. your 40D can probably take a lot more beating than any rebel.
03/25/2009 02:34:44 PM · #14
Originally posted by k4ffy:

Originally posted by JEason:

For me, it doesn't seem all that great of an upgrade. I would never use the video and definitely don't need more megapixels but I bet the high ISO performance is great since they are allowing a boost of 3200.


the expanded iso range actually goes up to 12,800


Yea I saw that after I posted. It does look like a 50D in a smaller body with a slower fps that is depending on the ISO performance.
03/26/2009 08:55:46 AM · #15
Oh, SNAP!

Done & done. How long until May 11th? Watch for my XSi sale, coming soon thereafter!

Message edited by author 2009-03-26 17:24:14.
03/26/2009 09:08:39 AM · #16
Originally posted by david_c:

Watch for my XSi sale, coming soon thereafter!

Oh, cool. Cheap upgrades coming for me on last years model!
03/26/2009 12:16:28 PM · #17
It looks good, and the included software has the ability to pull individual pictures from the video. If your just shooting for the web and can stand the auto-focus issues you can shoot 30 frames a second :-)
03/26/2009 03:47:53 PM · #18
Originally posted by k4ffy:

Originally posted by JEason:

For me, it doesn't seem all that great of an upgrade. I would never use the video and definitely don't need more megapixels but I bet the high ISO performance is great since they are allowing a boost of 3200.


the expanded iso range actually goes up to 12,800


If it is great at high ISO then I'm going to try and get one by the end of the year.
03/26/2009 05:26:31 PM · #19
Originally posted by Nuzzer:

If it is great at high ISO then I'm going to try and get one by the end of the year.

The 50D @ ISO 12800 looks pretty bad IMO. Since you'd be shooting at 15 MP, it might be serviceable at a reduced print size. Personally, I'd be happy if this new camera produces a decent image at 3200 that Neat Image can handle on one pass.
03/26/2009 09:31:19 PM · #20
Originally posted by david_c:

Originally posted by Nuzzer:

If it is great at high ISO then I'm going to try and get one by the end of the year.

The 50D @ ISO 12800 looks pretty bad IMO. Since you'd be shooting at 15 MP, it might be serviceable at a reduced print size. Personally, I'd be happy if this new camera produces a decent image at 3200 that Neat Image can handle on one pass.


i agree. even the 5D-II is barely usable at 12,800. however, it is nice to know that its there if you need it. has helped me get some otherwise impossible candids.
03/26/2009 09:50:57 PM · #21
I'd like to see it in the 800-1600 range
03/27/2009 03:25:22 AM · #22
Originally posted by Nuzzer:

I'd like to see it in the 800-1600 range


//www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/T1I/T1IIMAGING.HTM

"The grain is slightly more evident at ISO 800, but detail remains strong. At ISO 1,600, we begin to see some minor detail loss as noise reduction blurs subtly contrasting detail, however results are still quite good."

Message edited by author 2009-03-27 03:25:47.
03/29/2009 05:02:38 PM · #23
so.....the 500D or the 50D??
03/30/2009 10:11:09 AM · #24
Originally posted by lelani:

so.....the 500D or the 50D??


if you want video or are on a budget, 500D
if you want something that's built a bit more solid, 50D
04/10/2009 04:17:16 AM · #25
Its now available for preorder at Amazon.

Alright guys.. lets see some [FS] threads now:-)
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