Canon T1i Review

 
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Model Name: Canon EOS T1i (Rebel T1i, Canon 500D) 
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Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: T1i 
Camera Format: SLR 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $899.99
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2009-05-01
Tripod Mount: Yes (Metal)
Weight: 18.6 oz (526 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.4 in.
(129 x 98 x 62 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon 
Total Megapixels: 15.5
Effective Megapixels: 15.1 
Sensor Format: APS-C 
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.05"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4752 x 3168 (15.1 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
2352 x 1568 (3.7 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), CR2 RAW (14-bit) 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes 
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 20, 30, 30
Movie Audio: Yes 
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264, Linear PCM) 
Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF / EF-S mount 
Kit Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 29 - 88 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 / f/5.6 - 38 
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: 58mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 9-point, wide-area, phase-detection AF system with f/2.8 cross-type center point 
Face Detection: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical 
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.87x mag., 19mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter  
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 920,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto (100-1600), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400; H=12800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom 
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 35-zone evaluative, 8% partial, 3.5% spot, center-weighted 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night portrait, Flash off, Auto Depth-of-field 
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: E-TLL II auto-popup with red-eye reduction 
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 13.0 m / 42.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent 
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32 
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No 
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi: No 
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Wired: RS-60E3, IR: RC-1/RC-5 
Other Connection: Wired remote, HDMI-mini 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LP-E5 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 xProprietary LP-E5 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 400
Software
Included Software: Zoom Browser EX / ImageBrowser, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Digital Photo Professional  
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS 
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Creative Auto, Live View with Face Detection, Periphery Illumination Correction, Auto Light Optimizer, Highlight Tone Priority, HD Movies, HDMI-mini output. 

 


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