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Canon EOS 500D / Rebel T1i/Kiss X3
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Canon EOS 500D / Rebel T1i/Kiss X3

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Overall 8
8.0

Canon EOS Rebel T1i Review

LAPTOP Magazine
19 February 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.4

Expert Review

DP Review
5 October 2009
  • Summary: Canon's popular consumer model takes another step away from the 'entry level' with an impressive spec sheet and consistently good performance, across the board. It may struggle to excel in any particular area, but taken as a whole it's one of the strongest contenders in this category.
  • Pros: Good resolution and detailed output (but only very marginally better than 450D), Decent (but not 'best in class') high ISO JPEG performance, Extended ISO speed up to 12800 (not great quality but it's there for emergencies), Good quality HD video (but sound output does not match the image quality)...
  • Cons: Visibly more noise in RAW files than some of the competition, Slightly less highlight range in JPGs than the competition, Relatively limited RAW headroom, channel clipping means color accuracy can often not be maintained when recovering clipped areas in RAW conversion, Metering has occasional ten...
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon EOS Rebel T1i

PC Magazine
1 October 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon EOS Rebel T1i helps redefine the D-SLR landscape by offering prosumer features, performance, and image quality for less than $1,000.
  • Pros: Excellent value. Stellar image quality. Fast performance. HD (720p30) video capture. Big, 3-inch high-res (VGA) screen. HDMI-out.
  • Cons: Cannot continuously focus during video recording (user must hold down a button to refocus if subjects change their distance from the camera). Autofocus mechanism is audible in video recordings. Full HD 1080 video capture looks sluggish due to its low frame rate. No microphone input.
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
3 September 2009
  • 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...
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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
7.5
Performance 8
7.5

Expert Review

ITP.net
18 August 2009
  • Summary: The EOS 500D is a great entry-level SLR that packs a strong image sensor and strong ISO capabilities. It’s also easy to work with and ultimately only stutters with a few minor issues.
  • Pros: Easy to work with, great ISO performance, high-resolution sensor for the price, 3-inch LCD is good to work with.
  • Cons: Noticeable jitter at highest video setting, no mic.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0

Canon EOS 500D

ITP.net
17 August 2009
  • Excerpt: The EOS 500D is the latest addition to Canon’s entry-level SLR lineup and sits on top of the 450D but below the mid-range 50D SLR. The camera is also designed to compete against Nikon’s D5000.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon's EOS 500D shoots 720p high-definition video in addition to snapping high quality 15.1-megapixel photos

Good Gear Guide.au
8 February 2010
  • Summary: Canon's EOS 500D is a nice step up from the 400D. It is worth considering this digital SLR if you want the ability to capture high quality video with a still camera.
  • Pros: Excellent low light performance (up to 3200 ISO), can shoot video at 720p, produces soft and natural-looking colour tones
  • Cons: ISO button in an uncomfortable position, Live View mode is not intuitive, LCD screen does not pop out, no external microphone jack
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon EOS 500D review

Digital Arts
1 October 2009
  • Excerpt: The EOS 500D is Canon’s most affordable option for those who want video, and are also keen to invest in the Canon system. It’s lightweight and portable, and boasts a high-resolution three-inch screen at 920,000 pixels.
  • Pros: Least expensive Canon for shooting HD video; access to a wide range of lenses; user-friendly; compact and portable.
  • Cons: Pricier than entry-level rivals from Nikon and Olympus; built-in microphone susceptible to wind noise.
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Overall 7
6.7
Performance 8
8.3

Canon EOS 500D performs well, but remains an expensive step up to HD video

PC Authority
30 September 2009
  • Summary: The Canon EOS 500D is capable of great results, but a wallet-draining way of getting HD video on a DSLR.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon EOS 500D Review

electricpig
8 July 2009
  • Summary: A fantastic camera, whichever way you look at it, and whatever your ability.
  • Pros: Easy to use, gorgeous screen and awesome video abilities.
  • Cons: Full HD video doesn't record at full speed.
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