Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS 500D / Rebel T1i/Kiss X3
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Canon EOS 500D Review
18 May 2010
Conclusion: The Canon EOS 500D is, as you'd expect, an excellent camera. In terms of performance, it's hard to fault and the range of features will keep dedicated amateurs more than happy. Its small size and light weight make it a practical choice for many, although some may find it a little difficult to hold. It's a great camera, but it has one major problem – it's not that different to the EOS 450D, which costs far less.
Summary: Sure, we’d love to see 24fps 1080p, a mic-in jack, and perhaps a higher-performance autofocus system (as is, it’s fine for the majority of folks), but for $900 those wishes are unrealistic. Of course, there was a time when our wishes for a large buffer, video mode, and a high-resolution screen in a sub-$1,000 body were unrealistic, too.
Pros: Good low-light performance and HD Video in a sub-$1K body.
Cons: HD video is slightly noisy and audio is mono-only.
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.
Summary: Canon’s EOS 500D / Rebel T1i is a feature-packed DSLR which boasts a wide variety of improvements over its predecessor, the best-selling EOS 450D / Rebel XSi. Like many new DSLRs, the 500D / T1i inherits a number of features from a higher-end model in the range, but packages them into a smaller lighter and more affordable form factor with at least one key advantage.
Pros: High resolution and broad sensitivity., HD movie mode and HDMI output., VGA screen with accurate Live View., Remote control and RAW software supplied.
Cons: Needs decent optics to exploit resolution., Screen fixed in position, unlike several rivals., 1080p only at 20fps and no external mic input., Some focusing issues with our sample.
Conclusion: Canon ices its Digital Rebel cake with more pixels, HD video, a wicked viewing screen and enough ISO speed to shoot that black cat in a dark room. Add light weight, relatively small size and picture-taking competence and it’s a product to be reckoned with. Plus, it opens the door to Canon’s huge and wide-ranging photographic system.
Pros: Light, compact and competent, Excellent image capturer, especially with high-quality lenses, Good quality HD video
Cons: Slightly plasticy appearance and feel, Needs better quality video sound