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Rebel T1i Preview – Various Sources *UPDATED*

Canon EOS Rebel T1i

Canon EOS Rebel T1i

Various places have posted hands-on previews of the T1i.


Rob Galbraith:

Imaging Resource:



Bang On

Right again
We nailed the specs on the T1i pretty good. We had no idea about the 20fps 1080p. I really have no idea what that’s about.

We also nailed the replacement of the 220EX that would have the ability to tilt. It’s about time!

Lenses are still proving to be difficult to get good sources on, but we’ll keep at it.

Thanks for reading!

Both will be hot sellers
Below are product availability links to the new Canon products. If you buy when this stuff is available, it supports the site.



Canon EOS Rebel T1i – Official

Canon EOS Rebel T1i - Back

Canon EOS Rebel T1i - Back

Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 25 March 2009: Canon announces the new 15.1MP EOS 500D which offers photographers an outstanding combination of features. Following the launch of the first Canon EOS camera to shoot movies – the EOS 5D Mark II in September 2008 – Canon now brings Full High Definition (HD) video capability to consumers in a compact and lightweight DSLR.

The new EOS 500D features a 15.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor – ideal for large detailed prints or enormous cropping possibilities. For shooting in near-dark conditions, the EOS 500D offers a high ISO sensitivity up to 3200 which is expandable to 12800, giving photographers the power to shoot in the dimmest light conditions. Outstanding noise reduction is made possible by Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor.

The EOS 500D heralds a new way for photography enthusiasts to capture their world. It pairs outstanding still image capture with Full HD 1080P video recording. For longer video shoots, users can also choose lower shooting resolutions of 720P or VGA.*

Every detail revealed
Exacting image preview and review is provided by a 3.0” Clear View LCD screen.The same screen as used on the acclaimed 5D Mark II, it features a 920,000 dot count – for ultra-detailed image review, accurate focus checks, and clear access to the EOS menu system. As well as aiding shooting from awkward angles, Live View mode includes contrast based and Face Detection AF options. Ideal for newcomers to digital SLR photography, these allow compact-camera style auto focus, with a real-time image displayed on the LCD.

Fast processing, fast focusing
Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor drives continuous shooting speeds of up to 3.4 fps in bursts of up to 170 JPEGs**. Using Canon’s wide area AF system – which features 9 individual sensors, including a central cross type point with a high precision sensor for f/2.8 or faster lenses– makes capturing split-second action sequences possible.

DIGIC 4 works in conjunction with the CMOS sensor to deliver exceptional noise reduction and 14-bit image processing for smooth gradation of tones and natural-looking colours. In addition, DIGIC 4 enables the ultra-fast start-up times and near-instant image review after shooting that photographers demand.

Distinctive EOS quality
Despite its compact, lightweight body, the EOS 500D includes all the hallmarks of the EOS system. Every detail of the EOS 500D – from the large, bright viewfinder to the famously intuitive EOS menu system – is designed to provide users with a world-class shooting experience.

Image quality is protected by the EOS Integrated Cleaning System, which reduces, repels and removes unwanted dust from the sensor. Stubborn particles can be easily removed in post-production by using Dust Delete Data – which can be added to the image in-camera – and Canon’s included Digital Photo Professional software.

Digital Photo Professional software offers a comprehensive RAW editing package, with functions such as a quick check tool, a cropping tool, and a stamp tool – plus the ability to change brightness, White Balance and Picture Styles in RAW images. The software suite is included with EOS Utility and Picture Style editor for unrivalled versatility.
Compatibility with the full range of Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites – including the exceptionally compact, powerful new Speedlite 270EX, which features a bounce and zoom head, plus fast recharging from just 2 AA sized

batteries – allows the creation of a shooting system as unique as the photographer using it.
“The EOS 500D pushes the boundaries of what photographers can demand from their cameras, combining exceptional images with full HD video,” said Rainer Fuehres, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging, Europe. “Photography enthusiasts can now capture their most significant moments in a manner that matches their creativity.”

Any Canon photographer can register for the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY service, which allows access to the latest EOS information, useful updates and exclusive EOS content – plus tools that allow users to create their own video podcasts and store images online.

Features at a glance:

* 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
* Full compatibility with Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites, including new Speedlite 270EX, TS-E 17mm f/4L and TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II


Rebel T1i Video – CNET


T1i Screencap

T1i Screencap

Here’s a video about the new Rebel from CNET.

The video appears to have been pulled, but it was available below.

The screencap came from:


Canon EOS Rebel T1i?

Do we have a name?
I received an email claiming the new name for the Rebel will be the T1i

Some more information
It’s in between 50D and XSi. It has the same size sensor as the 50D, 15MP. It has creative auto mode. Same body as the XSi. It has a video mode. 720p at 30 frames/sec and 1080p and 20 frames/sec.

This is a rumor, not fact……… yet.

Thanks for the tip


500D Image

Your new Rebel?

EOS Rebel 500D?

EOS Rebel 500D?

Seems to show an articulating screen.


Sent from my iPhone

New Kit Lens? [CR2]

From the world of wacky
Received an email stating Canon would be adding another kit lens to the Rebel kits.

It would look something like: EF-S 18-120 f/3.5-5.6 IS

I don’t think a kit lens between the 18-55 and 18-200 would be such a bad idea.

Big grain of salt on this one and add some pepper.


500D Rumors

Same ol’
We reported these specs in January, they’re finally showing up around the web.

Check our friends at Gizmodo for more.

thanks  Ted


Rebel Featureset & More

Jog Wheel
One source swears the new Rebel will get a jog wheel.

Bounce Flash
A few emails have come in claiming the new Rebel will have a bounce flash on top. Wishful thinking? It appeared previously for a Nikon D5000 rumor. I don’t see Canon busting out a radical departure in the world of camera top flashes.

Articulating Screen
Everyone I ask says not to expect one on the new Rebel. They’d rather the large 3″ VGA screen.

I think it’d be a great idea to add one. A lot of people are pretty passionate about having one. Perhaps remove it and movie mode on the Rebel XS successor.

The next “G” camera will be CMOS sensor based.

“You will see an announcement before you think.”

That’s it for now.


New Canon EOS Rebel [CR4]

Just to summarize
The new Rebel will be the product announced on the 25th of March. It should fall into our previous spec list.

Still no definitive word on a jog wheel.

Others are speculating an articulating LCD. Could you keep the screen at 3″ and make it articulating on that small body?

I’m asking around about a possible lens introduction, nothing yet.

Someone did say that perhaps Canon would launch a “Movie Lens” type of thing. It would be kitted with the new Rebel. Panasonic has done this with the GH1, so that’s probably where the idea came from. I think we’re still too early into the DSLR movie mode development for that sort of thing.