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3.375
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Leaked accidentally on March 24th 2009, and realeased officially a day later.

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Pros

light and compact XSi body

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large 3" LCD with 920k dots

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large images - same MP count as the 50D, larger than the D90

12 agree

utilizes easy to find, capacious and affordable SD/SDHC cards

11 agree

very practical for all occasions

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Weight of body is 16.9 oz / 480g - this is lighter than all other Canon EOS cameras (except Rebel SX/1000D) but heavier than Panasonic Lumix GH1 (380g)

10 agree

720p video recording at 30fps, or 1080p at 20fps

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Job wheel under right index finger makes settings quick and easy to access.

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Cons

no auto-focus for video

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no external microphone input

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1080p at 20fps only

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slow continuous shooting (3.4fps vs. 4.5 on the Canon 50D or Nikon D90)

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only monoaural sound built in - no stereo sound

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can record only until 4GB of videofile size. Video is limited to 12 minutes.

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no overhead video or photo possible because screen is not tiltable

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only 720p video at 30fps, but not 1080p - this is no real FullHD video recording

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Edit

 

Leaked accidentally on March 24th 2009, and realeased officially a day later, the EOS Digital Rebel T1 - known as the 500D everywhere else in the world - i is a digital SLR camera from Canon. Featuring the same body as the XSi, the T1i includes a sensor that matches that found in the 50D, allowing for 15.1MP images and full 1080p video recording. The device will cost $800 for the body only, or $900 for a kit which includes the default XSi 18-55 IS EF-S lens.

Features
  • 15.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Digic 4 processor
  • Canon lens mount
  • 3" LCD (920,000 dots)
  • LiveView preview on LCD
  • 3.4 fps
  • face detection
  • up to 12,800 ISO
  • 129 x 98 x 62 mm, 520 g
Post Review
Erik
12/27/2010 10:40

Available for $579.99 with a lens, bag, battery charger pack from Best Buy in Canada for Boxing week. Pretty decent deal.

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