New Canon Entry Level dSLR – EOS 500D / Rebel T1i – 15 Megapixels

ShaolinTiger posted this at 1:42 pm on Friday, March 27, 2009 —

So Canon has already come out with a successor to the succesful Canon EOS 450D – it seems to be a firm competitor to the Nikon D90 and in some ways is better than the Canon EOS 50D.

Canon EOS 500D / Rebel T1i / Kiss X3


  • 15.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Full HD movie recording with HDMI connection for viewing and playback on an HDTV
  • ISO 100-3200 (expandable to 12800)
  • 3.4 frames per second continuous shooting
  • Max. 170 large JPEG images in a single burst
  • 3.0” ClearView LCD with Live View mode
  • 9-point wide area AF with cross type centre point
  • High speed DIGIC 4 performance and superb image quality
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System

I’ve seen some sample images and it looks incredibly clean up to ISO3200, plus the full HD capability (even if it’s only 20fps) – 720p will be fine for most people at 30fps.

I think this is going to be a popular model and Nikon needs to do something about the D60/D40x segment to strengthen their hold if they are really serious about the lower end models.

You can find a hands on preview here:

Canon EOS 500D (Digital Rebel T1i / Kiss X3 Digital) Preview

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Comment by Make Money Online

March 27, 2009 @ 3:33 pm

Cool camera. How much is it?

Comment by Jason

March 27, 2009 @ 4:05 pm

With such specs coming from 500D, the 60D(?) is going to be even better.

*looks at my 40D*

Comment by dragoncity

March 27, 2009 @ 8:03 pm

Tommorow Midvalley got camera fair…

Comment by ShaolinTiger

April 1, 2009 @ 4:27 pm

This camera is priced at $799USD.

40D is still the best buy right now, 50D sucks.

Comment by Josef

July 2, 2009 @ 2:27 pm

why do you said 50D sucks? could you please give me a bit explanation? since I’m going to by 50D.. 😉

Comment by arthritistreatment78

July 2, 2009 @ 4:29 pm

the Canon 500D would be a direct competitor with the Nikon D90. Currently, i own an EOS450D and i want to upgrade to 500D so that i can take HD videos.

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