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.
Reviewed by 4 customers
would like to be able to use LCD screen to frame and shoot in all modes --especially in automatic mode
This was a big step up for me from a Canon Digital Rebel(300D). So far it has exceeded my expectations. The controls are similar enough to the 300D that I didn't struggle too much. The image quality has been very pleasing, altho I still prefer to manually focus rather than auto-focus. I specifically bought this model for the movie feature, but I haven't had much time to play with it. At first blush it looks like it will do what I intended for it to do. The only "problem" at this point is that the files are so large (I work in raw) that I have to split up the backup CD's into several burnings for one session.
[...] Camera is very compact and very easy to use. Have not yet used the HD Video option but look forward to trying it.
I am a new DSLR user. Have had the T1i for almost a month now and have taken close to 1000 pics. The stock lens is the only lens I have used thus far, but we have taken pics with our children, a wedding, for our store, and just random pics. The ISO levels are useable at 3200 for 8x10 prints when in RAW (pics of kids, usually not holding still.) The high quality 15meg JPEG tops out at 1600. The expanded ISO is nice for tripod shots of night scenes. I thought I would be using live view, but find myself using the viewfinder as it focuses almost instantly. The live view is a 3 second wait. HD video of a wedding in 1080 looks spectacular on my 56" DLP. We took the reception vids in 720 due to the movement, equally nice. My wife even uses the camera, and she does not take well to new technology. She likes point and shoot so we put it on CA or full auto and she takes some nice shots. Overall a great camera, nice size and weight, with absolutely spectacular pictures. This is our second purchase from Adorama this year. We sold the Pansonic Lumix DMC FZ28 (awesome camera, no bokeh) to my parents to help pay for the T1i.