I have yet to see a more enticing camera as of late than the upcoming Canon T1i. A budget DSLR set to be released this May, it has several features that make it stand out from the crown, namely: 15.1 megapixels, full 1080HD video, and a three-inch LCD with LiveView…
The Canon Rebel T1i, also known as the Canon 500D, is the successor to the Canon Rebel XSi. Unlike many of its predecessors, it uses SD cards instead of the less common compact flash memory traditionally used in DSLRs. Here’s a full list of features:
- 15.1-megapixel CMOS sensor
- DIGIC 4 Image Processor
- 3.0-inch TFT LCD
- LiveView with Face Detection
- 9 point AF with center cross-type sensors
- Movie mode: full HD recording at 1920×1080p @ 20 fps, as well as 1280×720p @ 30 fps, and 640×480 @ 30 fps
- Monaural microphone for audio during video recording, and a speaker for playback
- Built-in Sensor cleaning system
- Continuous Drive up to 3.4 frames per second (170 JPEGs or 9 RAW files)
- Uses Canon EF/EF-S lenses.
- HDMI Type C video output for high resolution viewing on a monitor or TV
- NTSC/PAL video output
- JPEG, RAW
- Auto Lighting Optimizer (Basic and Creative modes)
- Noise reduction
- Stainless Steel Chassis
The Canon T1i is the company’s response to the soon to be released Nikon D5000, which has fewer megapixels (12.3) and a slightly smaller screen (2.7″). However, the screen is unique in that it flips out and swivels- a feature found on some Canon point-and-shoot cameras that makes shooting “the angles” that much easier.
The T1i is priced at $799.00 for the body only and $899.99 with a stock lens. As mentioned, expect to see it hit shelves in May. Preorder it on Amazon today.