Canon EOS Rebel T1i Review

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In the last year, a handful of camera manufacturers have added HD video recording capabilities to their DSLRs. Nikon initially beat Canon in this race by introducing the $999, 12.3 megapixel D90. Canon wasn’t too far behind, though, with its $2,699, 21.1 megapixel EOS 5D Mark II that is capable of capturing 1080p (better than the D90’s 720p capabilities). At close to $3,000 however, the EOS 5D Mark II wasn’t a lot of competition for the D90 in the consumer space.

Time and technology always march on and now you’ll find that Canon’s latest offering, the EOS Rebel T1i, is in a much better position to compete against the D90 and against the brand new 12.3 megapixel Nikon D5000. The 15.1 megapixel Rebel T1i not only beats the D90 and D5000 in terms of HD video capabilities (like the EOS 5D Mark II, the Rebel T1i can record 1080p movies), but it also comes with a MSRP of $899.99 with its EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens.

Canon EOS Rebel T1i Review

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kid007 replied on Mon, Oct 5 2009 12:21 PM

looks pretty nice, i'm debating to buy a camara like that instead of my pocket camara, that i have to take pictures.

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Well the main purpose of this camera is to double up as HD recording. Not a functionality many would worry about in a camera of this size. It's a nice addition, but I'd rather use a HD enable camcorder specifically designed for HD recording and editing.

BTW, if you're in the market for a DSLR, may I suggest Canon Digital Rebel XSi 12.2 MP Digital SLR?

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nelvik replied on Mon, Oct 5 2009 2:52 PM

I have myself the XSi, it's decent entry to DSLR. But for sure getting the 5D mark II takes more experience (and $$) before going into that level.

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3vi1 replied on Mon, Oct 5 2009 3:40 PM

I could never own one of these... the first time I dropped it I would FREAK out.

I'd have to cut a camera sized hole in a foam pillow and carry it around inside that.

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Soupstyle replied on Mon, Oct 5 2009 10:12 PM

I agree, I am way too clumsy to own something like this.

I love photography and digital imaging though, so keep these reviews coming so I can drool over 'em.

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Kyouya replied on Mon, Oct 5 2009 10:15 PM

Personally, I've been following Digital SLR cameras for the past couple of months. Although I am just a beginner, I have been seeing some interesting contrasts in products...especially from Nikon and Canon, who are the top 2 most popular Digital SLR camera distributors to consumers (I am not counting Leica because those are for pros). This is a exceptional camera but I think it is aimed more for intermediate users than beginners. For beginners, the Nikon D3000 is highly recommended.

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realneil replied on Tue, Oct 6 2009 12:47 PM

I have a Nikon CoolPix P90 ( ) and it's just fine for me. I use the provided Camera Strap and so far, I haven't dropped it. It only has one permanently attached lens, but it zooms from 26MM all the way out to 624MM. This brings things that are far away, really close, and that's important to somebody stuck in a wheelchair.

Not having to take the time to change lenses is a plus, and it shoots at up to 12.1 Megapixel, so the pictures are good quality.

I got it for $366.00 online with a little searching and it's proven to be a great lightweight solution for me.

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