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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. Nevertheless, the T1i is a very strong contender.
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Overall 7
7.4

Expert Review

DP Review
7 January 2010
  • 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), Currently the cheapest 1080P video capable DSLR (albeit only at 20fps), Overall snappy and responsive performance, Very clear, high resolution 3.0 inch screen with anti-refl...
  • 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 tendencies to overexpose in very bright, contrasty conditions, Unreliable auto white balance and presets under artificial light, Still slightly plasticy appearance and surfaces, ...
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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 passed by.
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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 EOS Rebel T1i Review

Digitaltrends
19 May 2009
  • 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. The HD videos are a mixed bag, with decent full HD results, but nothing you’d compare with a top-flight camcorder such as the Canon HF S10 or Sony XR500V.
  • Pros: High-quality 15.1MP stills; takes full HD videos; excellent 3-inch LCD; low noise up to ISO 800; Live View mode works well
  • Cons: Shooting in-focus videos takes work; boring design; only shoots 20 fps at full HD; not as rugged as more expensive DSLRs
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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 7
6.7
Performance 8
8.3

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

PC Authority
7 December 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

Digital Arts
18 October 2009
  • Excerpt: Canon's EOS 500D slots in between the EOS 450D and the EOS 40D in the company's digital SLR line-up. It's by no means an entry-level digital SLR, but it's a pretty good option for anyone looking to make the leap from an advanced compact camera to a digital SLR that can also shoot video.
  • Pros: Excellent low-light performance (up to ISO 3200); 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

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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