• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 15.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon EOS Rebel T1i (EOS 500D)
  • Leica CL
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Predecessor: Canon XSi
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Successor: Canon T2i
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General
Model Number: T1i CL
Alternate Model Number(s): EOS 500D, EOS Kiss X3 Type 7323
Camera Format: SLR Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $899.99 $2795.00
Street Price:   $3,547.00
Date Available: 2009-05-01 2017-11-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 18.6 oz (526 g)
includes batteries
17.0 oz (483 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.4 in.
(129 x 98 x 62 mm)
5.2 x 3.1 x 1.8 in.
(131 x 78 x 45 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon  
Effective Megapixels: 15.1 24.2
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm) 370.52mm2 (23.60mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.69 microns 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 63  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 21.7  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.5  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 663  
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)
6016 x 4014 (24.1 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
4272 x 2856 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
3024 x 2016 (6.1 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), CR2 RAW (14-bit) JPEG, 14-bit .DNG RAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.4 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (20)
1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
3840x2160 (30p)
1920x1080 (60p/​30p)
1280x720 (30p)
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264, Linear PCM) MP4 with stereo audio
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No n/a
HD Video Out: Yes No
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF/EF-S Leica L bayonet
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Leica Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH. lens; 8 elements in 6 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 29 - 88mm 27mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 18mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 1.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 / f/5.6 - 38 f/2.8 - f/16
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 58.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: 9-point, wide-area, phase-detection AF system with f/2.8 cross-type center point 49-point Contrast Detection AF: Single point, multiple point, spot, face detection, touch AF + release
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.87x mag., 19mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter 2.36M-dot 4:3 EyeRes EVF, 0.74x equivalent magnification, 20mm eyepoint, -4 to +4 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,359,296 dots (786,432 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.54x 0.74x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.87x 1.11x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 920,000 dots 1,040,000 dots
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display: No Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 50000
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto (100-1600), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400; H=12800 Auto, 100 - 50000
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom Auto, daylight, cloud, halogen lighting, shade, electronic flash, graycard (custom), manual color temperature setting
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/25000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 35-zone evaluative, 8% partial, 3.5% spot, center-weighted Multi-field, center-weighted, spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night portrait, Flash off, Auto Depth-of-field Sport, portrait, landscape, night portrait, snow/beach, fireworks, candlelight, sunset, digiscoping, miniature, panorama, HDR
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: E-TLL II auto-popup with red-eye reduction n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 13.0 m / 42.7 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-II
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: CR2 RAW (14-bit) 14-bit .DNG RAW, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264, Linear PCM) MP4 with stereo audio
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes No
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Wired: RS-60E3, IR: RC-1/RC-5 Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Wired remote, HDMI-mini  
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.40  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.38  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 8  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.4 10.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 140
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   10.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   10.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   33
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.16 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.111 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.27 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.089 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus Live View "Quick Mode"(Phase Detect)= 1.342s Full Autofocus Live View "Live Mode"(Contrast Detect)= 2.591s  
Startup Time: 0.3 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.3 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.2 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   220 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 400 shots 220 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LP-E5 Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable BP-DC12 (7.2V 1200mAh) Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 xProprietary LP-E5 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary BP-DC12 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Zoom Browser EX / ImageBrowser, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Digital Photo Professional Leica CL App (remote control and image transfer, free download from Apple App-Store/Google Play Store)
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. Available in black.