|The Journey Continues.
The EOS Rebel T1i is packed with features, both refined and new. In addition to its admirable performance with an all-new 15.1 Megapixel Canon CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, a 3.0-inch Clear View LCD with anti-reflective and scratch-resistant coating, and compatibility with the EOS System of lenses and Speedlites, the EOS Rebel T1i adds remarkable Full HD video capture at resolutions up to 1920 x 1080. An HDMI port allows for quick connections to high definition TVs and monitors for easy viewing of your stills and video. The entire operation is simple and easy even if you are a beginner. You'll have uncompromised EOS Digital performance with power and flexibility right in the palm of your hand.
Customer Reviews of Canon EOS Rebel T1i EF-S 18-55mm IS Lens SLR Digital Camera with 15 Megapixels, 3" LCD, Full HD, DIGIC 4 Image Processor
beat with in budget7/22/2013
awesme loved it
Very good photo quality; Excellent high ISO performance; Compact body by D-SLR standards; Large, super high resolution 3-inch LCD display; Live view with contrast detect AF, face detection, composition grids, live histogram, and frame enlargement; Dust reduction system; Generally snappy performance; Plenty of manual controls -- customizable "My Menu"; RAW format supported -- good editing software included; Useful highlight tone priority and Auto Lighting Optimizer features; Can record movies at 1920 x 1080 (with sound) for up to 12 minutes; Remote capture software included -- supports live view and movie recording; Optional battery grip; HDMI port
I've had the T1i for about almost week now and after some extensive use, here are my thoughts: 1. 15.1 megapixel sensor. Yes, the high megapixel count is impressive, but keep in mind that, as you approach higher resolutions, you need to ensure the lens on the SLR can resolve that much detail. Sadly, the included 18-55mm IS lens is functional, but the high resolution really shows the so-so quality of the lens. Even if taken at the proper focus, pictures can appear soft with this kit lens. Shots I have taken with Canon EF-S 17-85mm and EF 70-200mm L lenses are crisp. I don't have any gripes on image quality. There are some issues with noise on the higher ISOs that don't seem to show up on the Nikon digitals, but overall, the quality is amazing for the price. Skin tones, textures, colors are reproduced very accurately. 2. Digic 4. The Digic 4 processor appears to process/save the 15 megapixel images in the same time (if not faster) than the Digic III processor on the XSi (even in RAW+Jpg mode). I have also noticed that at higher ISOs, the sensor and the Digic 4 produce images with less overall noise compared with its predecessors.
It's a great camera, easy to use if you are a beginner or even an advanced user. Incredible colour definition. You get very expressive photographs.
There are so many little features on this camera that come in handy, like spot metering and mirror lock up to name a couple, that it becomes hard for me to believe they call this an "entry level D-SLR."
Canon Rebel T1i, T2i and T3i2/16/2012
Canon Rebel T1i, T2i and T3i are all excellence value! I own a T1i since 2009. It takes much better picture than my old Nikon D50. With T1i, you don't have to buy expensive and heavy lens. The kit lens are great! (better than my old Tokina 28-70mmF/2.6-2.8, except indoor with low light.) I added a 50mm F/1.8 with it for indoor photos.
Love this camera9/15/2011
This is my first entry into a slr camera. I have had 35mm camera's before and have been using point & shoot camera in the past 10 years. The only complaint is the lens cap is not connected. I lost it in the first month and had to order one with a string. I was impressed with quality of the video though it does use a lot of memory space so you need a large memory card if you are going to a lot of video.
Just as good as the t2i for 98% of shots8/30/2011
Bought this kit from CAMETA approximately a year ago and can't say anything bad about it. Maybe a pro could find something negative to talk about but for us guys that need a camera for the pictures that you need it performs great.
it is easy to use and comfortable. its good performance. image quality is fine. its give reality to the images in this camera pictures.
Great all around camera for the amature8/30/2011
Use this camera mainly for my granddaughters high school soccer matches which are mainly at night with stadium lighting. Have no problems getting great action shots without a flash using manual settings and Canon zoom lens.
Auto focus does not focus often.8/30/2011
Auto focus does not find the object wanted most of the time. I use my camera mostly for bird photography and most of my photos are out of focus. Perhaps if I took more time and read the instructions I would not be so critical. Trial and error is not working for me. Maybe with more time I will rate the camera better but for now not so much.
Couldn't be happier2/9/2011
I love my new camera. I upgraded from a Nikon D40, and I wish I'd had a Canon from the beginning! Sunset Electronics really took care of me when there was a problem (out of the box), and I would recommend this item and the seller to others.
Professional level camera9/2/2010
If you are beginner and want to use auto settings a lot of times, this is not the camera to produce satisfactory results on auto settings. You can get excellent photos by adjusting the settings but you need to know those settings. The video size is huge [only 35 minutes in 8GB memory.]. I purchased a DSLR with the photos only. I will consider purchasing the camcorder for video recording.
great service from usacameras/cameraforless8/23/2010
Received great & fast service, plus immediate phone help from this buy.com distributor, who did everything possible to get this order to me in time for a big deadline. Many Thanks & high praise.