Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS 500D / Rebel T1i/Kiss X3
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Canon Digital Rebel T1i SLR Review
3 March 2010
Excerpt: More digital SLRs these days are adding video recording functionality to their already advanced feature set. The ability to record high-definition video with amazing prime lenses is a videographer’s dream. Today we’re taking a look at the Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i.
Pros: Great image quality., HD movie capture.
Cons: No microphone input., Cannot adjust settings for exposure or ISO in movie mode.
Summary: The $799 Canon EOS Rebel T1i inhabits an exclusive class of DSLRs that provide strong image quality, fast speeds, and HD video for a reasonable price. Overall, we prefer the Nikon D5000 because of its more intuitive interface and low-light performance, Plus, it costs $170 less.
Excerpt: In both still and video modes, the Canon’s colors are comic-book oversaturated, so it’s a good thing the menus are easy to navigate: A deep settings massage will slap them into shape. No such luck with the moiré problem.
Pros: Creative Auto mode provides intuitive tools for newbies. Though there’s no full autofocus for video, you can refocus manually while shooting. Offers some advanced image controls for video.
Cons: Pronounced orange hue in most photos, especially indoor shots. Reds look weak. Outdoor pics usually come out overexposed. 3-inch LCD doesn’t swivel, so you have to hold the camera in front of your nose while filming.
Summary: Though initially the Canon 500D may seem like only a slight progression in the range, it offers far more than is expected. Everything about this model feels more refined, and the overall handling and performance is close to flawless.
Pros: High resolution LCD screen, HD Video, ISO range, compact build
Cons: AF motor noise in Movie mode, no update to AF, current high price
Conclusion: The Canon EOS Rebel T1i is a solid mid-range DSLR with the added spice of HD video recording. We have no squawks on the camera section, other than noise becoming readily apparent beyond ISO 800. It’s responsive, and you’ll be more than happy with the prints, whether you making 4x6s or 13x19s.
Conclusion: For the price I would personally opt for the 50D which is now not much more expensive. The 50D has better build quality and is that big larger, plus it has a better frame rate and better AF. If you are just starting out then you may wish to consider the 450D which can still be purchased.
Conclusion: Canon EOS 500D digital SLR camera It should not come as a surprise; the Canon EOS 500D will certainly offer you a positive shooting experience. The Canon 500D is backed up by a wealth of experience, thanks to the many generations that came before it, at which various innovative image solutions have...