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Canon EOS Rebel T1i SLR Camera Body, 15.1 Megapixels, U.S.A. Warranty - Black Finish

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About Canon T1i

The Canon EOS Rebel T1i EF-S Digital SLR Camera is packed with features, both refined and new. In addition to its admirable performance with an all-new 15.1 Megapixel Canon CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, a 3.0-inch Clear View LCD with anti-reflective and scratch-resistant coating and compatibility with the EOS System of lenses and Speedlites, the EOS Rebel T1i adds remarkable Full HD video capture at resolutions up to 1920 x 1080.

An HDMI port allows for quick connections to high definition TVs and monitors for easy viewing of your stills and video. The entire operation is simple and easy even if you are a beginner. You'll have uncompromised EOS Digital performance with power and flexibility right in the palm of your hand. Canon's CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range and offers the most pixels in its class. It offers many of the same new technologies as used by Canon's professional cameras to maximize each pixel's light gathering efficiency.

Its APS-C size sensor creates an effective 1.6x field of view (compared to 35mm format). Canon's DIGIC 4 Image Processor dramatically speeds up all camera operations for intuitive operation and offers improvements in both fine detail and natural color reproduction. It works in concert with the EOS Rebel T1i's image sensor to achieve unprecedented levels of performance in all lighting situations. The EOS Rebel T1i shoots brilliant video, even in full high definition. By simply selecting Movie mode on the EOS Rebel T1i's mode dial, the camera's 3.0-inch LCD lights up and it's ready to go.

Shooting is at a frame rate of 30 fps when shooting SD or HD quality video (640 x 480 and 1280 x 720 pixels, respectively) and at a frame rate of 20 fps in Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) recording. Sound is recorded through the camera's built-in microphone. Playback modes are simple to access, and all Live View AF features can be used in shooting video.

The Canon T1i is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Portraits, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Canon T1i is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon T1i is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon T1i: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, Great picture quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Quiet and Simple controls

Canon T1i Features

  • 15.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor for faster processing of fine detail and natural color reproduction, 14-bit A/D conversion for smooth color tones and gradations
  • Full HD video capture at 1920 x 1080 resolution with HDMI output for HD viewing of stills and video
  • Live View Function for stills (Quick, Live and Face Detection AF modes) and video
  • 3.0-inch Clear View LCD (920,000 dots/VGA) monitor with anti-reflective and scratch-resistant coatings for improved viewing and smudge protection
  • Auto Lighting Optimizer for superior highlight-shadow control
  • Wide range ISO setting 100-3200 (ISO expansion: 6400, 12800)
  • Creative Auto goes a step beyond auto allowing control over frequently-changed settings
  • Compatible with over 60 Canon EF/EF-S lenses and most EOS System accessories

Canon T1i Specifications

Type
Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera
Recording Media
SD memory card, SDHC memory card
Image Sensor Size
22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C size)
Compatible Lenses
Canon EF lenses including EF-S lenses (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6x the lens focal length)
Lens Mount
Canon EF mount
Image Sensor Type
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Pixels
Effective pixels: Approx. 15.10 megapixels
Total Pixels
Total pixels: Approx. 15.50 megapixels
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Low-pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Dust Deletion feature
(1) Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
(2) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
(3) Manual cleaning of sensor
Recording Format
Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.21
Image Type
Still: JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), RAW+JPEG
Video: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)
File Size
(1) Large/Fine: Approx. 5.0MB (4752 x 3168 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal: Approx. 2.5MB (4752 x 3168 pixels)
(3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 3.0MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.6MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)
(5) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.7MB (2352 x 1568 pixels)
(6) Small/Normal: Approx. 0.9MB (2352 x 1568 pixels)
(7) RAW: Approx. 20.2MB (4752 x 3168 pixels)
Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
File Numbering
Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording
Provided (RAW, RAW+JPEG)
Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB selectable
Picture Style
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3
Image Processing Type
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom
Color Temperature Compensation
White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments
White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments
Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible
Color Temperature Info Transmission
Provided
Viewfinder Type
Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage
Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
Magnification
Approx. 0.87x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint
Approx. 19mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Built-in Dioptric Adjustment
-3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Focusing Screen
Fixed, Precision Matte
Mirror
Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
Viewfinder Information
AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, AE lock, exposure level, ISO speed, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), monochrome shooting, white balance correction, maximum burst, SD memory card information
Depth-of-Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Autofocus Type
TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points
9 AF points (center AF point is cross-type)
Metering Range
EV -0.5-18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Focusing Modes
Auto, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual Focusing (MF)
AF Point Selection
Automatic selection, manual selection
Selected AF Point Display
Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor
AF-assist Beam
Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Effective range: Approx. 4.0m/13.1 ft. at center, approx. 3.5m/11.5 ft. at periphery
When EOS-dedicated Speedlite attached, the Speedlite's AF-assist beam is emitted instead
Metering Modes
35-zone TTL full-aperture metering
Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center)
Spot metering (approx. 4% of viewfinder at center)
Center-weighted average metering
Exposure Control
Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Depth-of-field AE, Full auto, Full auto, Programmed image control mode, Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
ISO Speed (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100-3200 (in 1-stop increments), H1: 6400 H2: 12800; Basic Zone modes: ISO 100-3200 set automatically
Exposure Compensation
Manual: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
AE Lock
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved; Manual: By AE lock button
Shutter Type
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter Speeds
1/4000 sec. to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec.
1/4000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range
Available range varies by shooting mode)
Shutter Release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay or 10-sec. delay plus continuous shooting
Remote Control
Remote Switch RS-60E3
Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5
Built-in Flash Type
Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Flash Metering
E-TTL II autoflash
Guide Number
13/43 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Recycling Time
Approx. 3 sec.
Flash-ready Indicator
Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder
Flash Coverage
17mm lens angle of view
FE Lock
Provided
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Drive Modes
Single, continuous, self-timer (10 sec. or 2 sec. delay)/remote control
Continuous Shooting Speed
Max. 3.4 shots/sec. (with One-Shot AF or AI Servo AF)
Maximum Burst
JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 170, RAW: Approx. 9
Based on Canon's testing standards with a 2GB SD memory card, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style
Varies depending on the subject, SD memory card brand, image-recording quality, etc.
Shooting Modes
Still photo shooting and video shooting
Focusing
Autofocus (One-Shot AF): Live mode, Face Detection Live mode, Quick mode; Manual focus (5x or 10x manually)
Grid Display
Provided (Two grid displays)
Exposure Simulation
Provided
Silent Shooting
Not provided
LCD Monitor Type
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size
3.0 in.
Dots
Approx. 920,000 dots (VGA)
Brightness Adjustment
7 levels provided
Interface Languages
25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
Display Format
Single image, Single image + Image-recording quality, shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x-10x), rotated image, image jump (by 1/10/100 images or shooting date)
Highlight Warning
Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)
Protect
Erase protect (or cancel) each image individually
Erase
Single image, selected images or all images in the SD card can be erased (except protected images)
Compatible Printers
PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable Images
JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible) and RAW images captured with the EOS Rebel T1i
Easy Print feature
Provided
DPOF
Version 1.1 compatible
Compatible Images
JPEG and RAW images
Custom Functions
Total 13
My Menu Registration
Up to 6 menus, Custom functions and other top-tier options can be registered
USB Terminal
For personal computer communication and direct printing (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
Video Out Terminal
(1) Video OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable
(2) mini-HDMI OUT terminal
Battery
One Battery Pack LP-E5
AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5
With Battery Grip BG-E5, AA-size batteries can be used
Battery Life
The above figures apply with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E5
Battery Check
Automatic
Power Saving
Provided. Power turns off after 30 sec., 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 min.
Back-up Battery
Built-in secondary battery
Start-up Time
Approx. 0.1 sec. (based on CIPA testing standards)
Working Temperature Range
32-104°F/0-40°C
Working Humidity Range
85% or less
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Approx. 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.4 in./128.8 x 97.5 x 61.9mm
Weight
Approx. 16.9oz./480g (body only)
Warranty
Canon 1 year limited warranty
Mfr #
3818B001
SKU
ICADRT1I

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4.3

(based on 35 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (14)

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    (1)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Par Excellance

I have always been a Nikon person until I purchased this T1I. My Nikons are going to be put away. Right out of the box I attached a Sigma 28-300 3.5/6.3 DG Macro F/EOS lens and went to the river to shoot some photos. I tried different ISO settings and shutter speeds to get the feel of how the T1I would react to different shooting modes and lighting. Every shot I took was great. The telephoto lens brought my subject in from accross the river and with the higher shutter speeds I was able t...

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I have always been a Nikon person until I purchased this T1I. My Nikons are going to be put away. Right out of the box I attached a Sigma 28-300 3.5/6.3 DG Macro F/EOS lens and went to the river to shoot some photos. I tried different ISO settings and shutter speeds to get the feel of how the T1I would react to different shooting modes and lighting. Every shot I took was great. The telephoto lens brought my subject in from accross the river and with the higher shutter speeds I was able to capture great shots of wildlife on the move. I cannot say enough about the quality and features this camera has. Above I stated poor low light, but to clairify If you use the higher ISO settings it makes for good low light shooting. I would definately use a tripod when using the higher ISO'S. The internal flash also helps when in low light conditions. [...]

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

poor image quality, overexposed shots!

I am a medium level photo enthuisast who shoot wildlife (birds, etc), does macro (flowers and insects) as well as a little landscape and portrait photography. I bought this camera as a back up to my Canon EOS 60D (which I love and would highly recommend) and was very very disapointed! Very poor image quality for an 18 MP camera (EOS 60D performs much better with same lenses inlcuding tamron 18-270 mm lens and canon 100 mmm macro lens. Most shots were overexposed (again, canon EOS 60D used in ...

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I am a medium level photo enthuisast who shoot wildlife (birds, etc), does macro (flowers and insects) as well as a little landscape and portrait photography. I bought this camera as a back up to my Canon EOS 60D (which I love and would highly recommend) and was very very disapointed! Very poor image quality for an 18 MP camera (EOS 60D performs much better with same lenses inlcuding tamron 18-270 mm lens and canon 100 mmm macro lens. Most shots were overexposed (again, canon EOS 60D used in similar shooting conditions performed much better). Slow and sluggish, camera was returned after 2 weeks because it is not worse [$]! Save up your money for a little longer and buy an EOS 60D (or equivalent), it's a much better camera than the T1i which I would not recomend, not even to a beginner who just want s to have fun (this camera is so bad that you'll get frustrated with terrible shots and won't have fun at all!)

Reviewed by 35 customers

 
4.0

Great camera, great price.

By

Bought this camera for a friend who was a very good film photographer but never bridged to digital. I've set it up with with my old friend Tamron 28-75 and am impressed with the results. I shoot with a 7d at home and a 7d MkII at work and wouldn't mind grabbing another one of these when for when I'm shooting motor sports events.

 
4.0

bought used from Adorama, works great

By

Bought this camera body to for a DIY IR conversion. Have used it as a backup body and visitors. Works well. Have found the Adorama rating system is very faithful to descriptions following many used purchases.

 
5.0

Nice Backup Body / IR Conversion project

By

Not brand new but great as a backup body and conversion to IR project. Have used with a Recent purchased Tamron travel lens with GREAT results. Small and light enough for my petite wife to handle. Is only 15.1MPixel but price was excellent. I find used ratings at Adorama are spot on. Also, for a beginner on a tight budget the price was really right.

 
1.0

poor image quality, overexposed shots!

By

I am a medium level photo enthuisast who shoot wildlife (birds, etc), does macro (flowers and insects) as well as a little landscape and portrait photography. I bought this camera as a back up to my Canon EOS 60D (which I love and would highly recommend) and was very very disapointed! Very poor image quality for an 18 MP camera (EOS 60D performs much better with same lenses inlcuding tamron 18-270 mm lens and canon 100 mmm macro lens. Most shots were overexposed (again, canon EOS 60D used in similar shooting conditions performed much better). Slow and sluggish, camera was returned after 2 weeks because it is not worse [$]! Save up your money for a little longer and buy an EOS 60D (or equivalent), it's a much better camera than the T1i which I would not recomend, not even to a beginner who just want s to have fun (this camera is so bad that you'll get frustrated with terrible shots and won't have fun at all!)

 
4.0

Great camera for the price

By

Great as a disposable time lapse camera body. The cheaper these get the more disposable they are.

 
4.0

So far the camera is great.

By

Still learning the camera, so far it it has worked fine. Big family gathering over the 4th of July, can't wait to use it.

 
4.0

Canon eos

By

The camera is good entry level DLSR or second camera use in special event. The screen is crystal clear, easy to use, and I love it. The video standard is 3 years old, but still very good for my use.

 
4.0

Excellent Value

By

I actually bought this camera to use in astrophotography by attaching it to my telescope. I haven't a night of good "seeing" yet, but all seems to work well and the functions I need for now are there. This is not the best camera for this purpose,but it is more than adequate for now.

 
4.0

Great Entry Level SLR

By

I used the camera in auto mode for almost 1 year and I am really impressed with the quality it delivered. I switched to Manual a few months ago and I am still learning. The possibilities this camera offers seems to be endless. This is a superb entry level SLR for the amateur photographer that fits really beautifully a Photography Student. Personally I think Full Frame is the way to go once one masters digital photography, thus the T1i is all you need to either get better pictures or learn how to take superb ones.

 
4.0

First SLR, easy to learn the basics,

By

Took this camera on two long trips. I was able to learn what not to do, and what to do. Provided me with all the adjustments I needed to learn the basics of composition'

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Willa G  What lenses work well with this camera? Where can I get these lenses?
COREY H  Once you decide what lens you want, check out Adorama. Watch out for 'gray' lenses or non-US market lenses, these often aren't covered by warranty. Some places are great for customer-submitted photos taken with the lenses and different camera bodies.
Shopper  Wat is the zoom of this camera?
DANIEL H  The camera, itself, does not specify a zoom range. Rather, the lenses that are available for this camera body does. You can get lenses that have a zoom range as much as 18mm-200mm, or you can buy individual lenses with fixed ranges (such as 24mm, 50mm, 200mm, etc.). This camera body accepts lenses with the Canon EF and Canon EF-S mounts. Best thing would be to browse the Camera Lens section, specifying lenses with those mount types.
amanda l  this camera is new or used ?
JAYNE B  It was refurbished. So it was used at one time, but looked and felt brand new.
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