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.
Most Liked Positive Review
Great camera, OK lenses
This is my first DSLR after a couple of years using a prosumer Canon P&S (S90). Like previous reviewers, I suspect my photos may suffer somewhat from the quality of the lenses included in this kit. As budget allows, I am likely to upgrade from the included lenses.
Most Liked Negative Review
Great camera, lenses just okay
I have owned various Canons, including film Rebels, for many years. I've never felt the need to switch to another manufacturer because I've always found Canons to be great values and more than capable of taking great photos. Most of my photography is of landscapes and travel scenes, and I also use my cameras indoors and at family gatherings. I'm by no means an expert, but I have generally gotten positive feedback on most of my photos, due in part to the quality of the Canon cameras. I've alwaView full Review
I have owned various Canons, including film Rebels, for many years. I've never felt the need to switch to another manufacturer because I've always found Canons to be great values and more than capable of taking great photos. Most of my photography is of landscapes and travel scenes, and I also use my cameras indoors and at family gatherings. I'm by no means an expert, but I have generally gotten positive feedback on most of my photos, due in part to the quality of the Canon cameras. I've always used Canon glass, for no other reasons than not wanting to spend too much on a lens, and that they were always adequate for my needs. The T1i is the first DSLR I've owned. I'd been itching to get one for a few years, but I wanted to wait until there was a model solidly under $1000 that I wouldn't quickly outgrow and that would take digital pictures to rival film. I love the quality of my brother's Nikon D40 DSLR and the pictures it takes, but I'm loyal to brands that have worked for me in the past and after reading reviews of this camera - and convincing my wife that I really NEEDED a new camera - I took the plunge. The controls and layout are intuitive and similar to other Canons I've owned so I was shooting in no time. The camera feels perfectly balanced and weighted for my large size hands and I've held it comfortably for hours. So far I've used the camera in the house taking pictures of my fish tank and dogs, for outside landscapes, taking pictures of my motorcycle on a cloudy day, and at an NFL game with both the 18-55 and 55-250 lenses. The only filters I used were UV filters, I didn't use any external flashes, and I used a Class 4 memory card (I bought it at the same time as the camera, not knowing that I needed at least a Class 6 to shoot video, which I haven't done yet). Overall the camera is easy to operate and it takes decent photos in the auto modes. The pictures are not as crisp as the ones my brother gets with his Nikon D40 with similar lenses, and the color saturation is not as great, so I'm a little disappointed in that. I've started taking most of my photos in RAW + JPEG so I can mess around with the white balance and other settings a little more in 'the digital darkroom'. I am also getting away from the auto modes so I can experiment more with different apertures, shutter speeds, ISO, etc. which seems to be giving me better, though not necessarily sharper, results. Shutter speed seems fine and I like all the other aspects of the camera. I'd read that the battery life was poor with this camera but in my camera the battery still had plenty of juice after shooting about 1200 picture for 3.5 hours at the football game (I used the viewfinder and not Live View). I've used all the different preset scene options along with the other modes. Overall I like the camera, and I think it's a good value for the price, but I think the lenses don't quite measure up as well as they could. I'm hoping that when I can afford better glass I will get better results. I guess my disappointment stems partly from the fact that my old film Canons took pictures that were far superior to this camera, but digital is certainly far more convenient. I hate to say it, but my Sony 7 megapixel point and shoot with its Carl Zeiss lens takes seems to take sharper pictures than this Canon, which is why I suspect I need to get better glass.
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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.
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.
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.
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!)
Great as a disposable time lapse camera body. The cheaper these get the more disposable they are.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'