Canon eos rebel t1i 15.1 mp cmos digital slr camera with 3 inch lcd (body only)Document Transcript
My Associates StoreShopping CartProduct DetailsCanon EOS Rebel T1i 15.1 MP CMOSDigital SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD(Body Only)From CanonThis item is not available for purchase from this store.35 new or used available from $269.00Average customer review:(500 customer reviews)Product DescriptionThe Canon EOS Rebel T1i is the 6th generation of Canons popular entry-level DSLR cameraseries and it improves upon earlier Rebels by incorporating many features that up till now couldonly be found on Canons pricier mid-level DSLRs. Among the Rebel T1is key attributes are a15.1Mp CMOS sensor (similar to the sensor found in the EOS 50D) for detailed, full volumeprints, Live View for accurate pre-focusing and editing, continuous burst-rates of up to 3.4 fps, aDIGIC 4 image processor, and a scratch and glare-resistant high-resolution (920,000-dot) 3"Clear View LCD that allows for easy 100% image viewing from angles up to 170 off-centerfrom the screen.The big news however is the Rebel T1is ability to record a choice of full HD 1080p, 720p, andVGA video capture, which places it among the few DSLRs currently available that can capturetrue high-resolution video that beats or meets the image quality of far costlier pro camcorders.To help reduce retouching time the Rebel T1i features an EOS Integrated Cleaning System thatcombats dust through the use of high-frequency vibrations that shake dust loose from the sensorsfront-mounted IR filter every time you power up and power down. There are also anti-staticcoatings on the low-pass filter to keep it shmutz-free, and a body cap designed not to shedparticles that can possibly find their way into the mirror chamber.To better enable successful imaging under the most challenging of lighting conditions, thecameras DIGIC 4 Image Processor allows you to set the ISO rating from ISO 100 through 3200
in standard mode and from 6400 to 12,800 in expanded mode. Once the 9-point wide-area AFsystem (with cross-type center point) nails the focus you can fire up to 3.4 fps for up to 170exposures allowing, allowing you the option of capturing longer image sequences.Other image-improving controls include Auto Lighting Optimizer that optimizes shadow detailswhen shoProduct Details Amazon Sales Rank: #2286 in Camera & Photo Color: Black Brand: Canon Model: T1i Body Only Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 3.80" h x 5.10" w x 2.40" l, 1.06 poundsFeatures New 15.1-megapixel CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor Body only; lenses sold separately Full HD video capture at 1920 x 1080 resolution; HDMI output 3.0-inch Clear View LCD; Live View Function for stills (Quick, Live and Face DetectionAF modes) and video Capture images and video to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)Editorial ReviewsFrom the ManufacturerCanon’s new EOS Rebel T1i is packed with features, both refined and new. In addition to itsadmirable performance with an all-new 15.1 Megapixel Canon CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 ImageProcessor, a 3.0-inch Clear View LCD with anti-reflective and scratch resistant coating, andcompatibility with the EOS System of lenses and Speedlites, the EOS Rebel T1i adds remarkableFull HD video capture at resolutions up to 1920 x 1080.
An HDMI port allows for quick connections to high definition TVs and monitors for easyviewing of your stills and video. The entire operation is simple and easy even if you are abeginner. You’ll have uncompromised EOS Digital performance with power and flexibility rightin the palm of your hand.EOS Rebel T1i HighlightsNew 15.1-megapixel CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4 Image ProcessorCanon’s CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) sensor captures images withexceptional clarity and tonal range and offers the most pixels in its class. It offers many of thesame new technologies as used by Canon’s professional cameras to maximize each pixel’s lightgathering efficiency. Its APS-C size sensor creates an effective 1.6x field of view (compared to35mm format). Canon’s DIGIC 4 Image Processor dramatically speeds up all camera operationsfor intuitive operation and offers improvements in both fine detail and natural color reproduction.It works in concert with the EOS Rebel T1i’s image sensor to achieve unprecedented levels ofperformance in all lighting situations.14-bit A/D ConversionWith the EOS Rebel T1i, analog to digital signal conversion is executed by a 14-bit processor,which generates digital data with incredibly smooth tones. A feature that originally appeared intop-of-the-line pro digital SLR cameras, the 14-bit conversion gives incredibly smoothtransitions from light to dark colors with far less risk of "banding." A sky at sunset is a perfectexample. With this rich 14-bit gradation, the EOS Rebel T1i offers RAW images of the highestquality that can be processed with Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software. Even JPEG files,which are always finished at 8-bits per channel, use the full 14-bit conversion initially togenerate the best possible color and tonal detail.
Full HD video capture at 1920 x 1080 resolutionThe EOS Rebel T1i shoots brilliant video, even in full high definition. By simply selectingMovie mode on the EOS Rebel T1i’s mode dial, the camera’s 3.0-inch LCD lights up, and itsready to go. Shooting is at a frame rate of 30 fps when shooting SD or HD quality video (640 x480 and 1280 x 720 pixels, respectively) and at a frame rate of 20 fps in Full HD (1920 x 1080pixels) recording. Sound is recorded through the camera’s built-in microphone. Playback modesare simple to access, and all Live View AF features can be used in shooting video.Live View Function for stills and videoWith Live View Function on the EOS Rebel T1i, you can enjoy nearly every camera functionavailable in normal shooting, all with the convenience of composing on the camera’s brilliant3.0-inch LCD monitor. You can zoom in and navigate the composition and there’s even a gridoverlay for architectural shots. Live View focusing modes include Quick mode, Live mode andFace Detection AF mode and these are easily selectable through the convenient Live ViewFunction menu.Wide range ISO setting 100-3200The EOS Rebel T1i features a greatly expanded ISO range that makes shooting possible insituations previously impossible without flash. With an expanded setting to ISO 3200 (ISOexpansion: 6400, 12800), along with the DIGIC 4 Image Processor’s improved noise-reductiontechnology, your creative possibilities are nearly endless. Combine the EOS Rebel T1i with oneof Canon’s EF/EF-S lenses with Optical Image Stabilizer and watch your shooting possibilitiesexpand even further.
3.0-inch Clear View LCD (920,000 dots/VGA) monitorThe EOS Rebel T1i has a 3.0-inch high resolution LCD monitor that features 920,000 dots/VGAfor far more detail than previous Rebel-series LCDs. It’s the same screen found on professionalmodels such as the EOS 5D Mark II. A number of features enhance usability: an anti-reflectiveand water-repellant coating provides a clearer and more smudge-resistant surface and screenbrightness can be adjusted in 7 steps in accordance with ambient light.Auto Lighting Optimizer for superior highlight-shadow controlThe EOS Rebel T1i’s Auto Lighting Optimizer is yet another image-quality tool that comes tothe rescue in tricky lighting conditions. It can actually lighten dark areas of a scene whileensuring that bright areas maintain tonal detail. It’s available in all shooting modes, including P,Tv, Av and Manual.Creative Auto goes a step beyond auto allowing controlEspecially for beginners looking to expand their photographic horizons, the EOS Rebel T1ioffers Creative Auto mode. While basic settings are based on full automatic operation, shootingguides on the LCD screen enable you to make corrections based on simple to follow guidelines.In essence, with Creative Auto mode, you can learn about photography while taking stunningphotographs.
Compatible with over 60 Canon EF/EF-S lenses and most EOS System accessoriesEOS Rebel T1i is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF and EF-S lineup, ranging fromultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses. Canon lenses employ advanced optical expertise andmicron-precision engineering to deliver unprecedented performance in all facets of thephotographic process. Special optical technologies, such as Aspherical, ultra-low dispersion, orfluorite elements are featured in the universally acclaimed L-series lenses, and Canon’s OpticalImage Stabilizer technology is featured in select lenses, including the EF-S 18-55mm IS lensbundled with the EOS Rebel T1i, to minimize the effect of camera shake. With Canon lenses,you can truly maximize the quality and performance of the EOS camera.Flash PhotographyThe EOS Rebel T1i features Canon’s acclaimed E-TTL II flash metering system. With any EX-series Speedlite, E-TTL II provides reliable flash output whether shooting fill-in flash pictures insunlight or using flash in total darkness. With E-TTL II, the exact same 35-zone metering sensorused for measuring ambient light is also used for flash metering--giving even finer meteringcommand of the image area. If you prefer a broader area for flash metering, there’s a menusetting to change to "Average" flash metering--where the entire 35-zone area is measured evenlyfor flash exposure.
T1i DSLR with optionalSpeedliteSoftwareCanon EOS Digital Solution Disk (Version 20)The EOS Rebel T1i comes bundled with a Canon EOS Digital Solution Disk, which featurespowerful software programs designed to extend the EOS experience to the computer. Theseinclude Canons EOS Utility (Version 2.6), Digital Photo Professional (Version 3.6),ZoomBrowser EX for Windows (Version 6.3), ImageBrowser for Macintosh OS X (Version6.3), the Picture Style Editor (Version 1.5), PhotoStitch (version 3.2), WFT Utility (version 3.3).Each application is designed to perfect the captured images and streamline the digital workflow.Compatible Operating SystemWindows: Windows XP SP2 or SP3/ Windows Vista (all version except the Starter Edition)Macintosh: OS X 10.4 to 10.5EOS Utility (Version 2.6) for Macintosh or Windows handles the connection between thecamera and computer, whenever they’re connected via USB. It allows remote controlledshooting from the computer, handles downloading of images from the camera to the computer,and allows seamless linking to either Canon’s ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser or Digital PhotoProfessional software once images have been copied to the hard drive. Furthermore, it’s used toupload settings back into a USB-connected camera.Digital Photo Professional (Version 3.6) is an image processing program that enables high-speed RAW image processing, high-speed previewing for real-time image adjustment andsupport for sRGB, Adobe RGB and Wide Gamut RGB color spaces. Because it’s CMS (ColorManagement System) compatible, Digital Photo Professional allows for easy image layout andprinting in Adobe RGB in conjunction with Easy-PhotoPrint and PictBridge printers. It alsofeatures the Dust Delete Data Detection tool for cleaner images.Picture Style Editor (Version 1.5) enables you to create custom Picture Style profiles that canbe used to customize the appearance of JPEG and RAW images captured with EOS Digital SLRcameras. Picture Style files created with Picture Style Editor can be loaded into the EOS camerasthat support Picture Style and may also be used when processing RAW images in Canonsoftware applications Digital Photo Professional, ZoomBrowser EX (for Windows) and
ImageBrowser (for Mac).ZoomBrowser EX (Version 6.3) for Windows and ImageBrowser (Version 6.3) for Mac OS Xare the easy, user-friendly options for viewing and editing of JPEG and even RAW image files.Both allow viewing of numerous types of images including finished TIFF and BMP files. Bothalso have a variety of search options for finding images, allow re-naming of single images orbatches of files, and offer a variety of options for printing without using a separate image-editingprogram.Review from dpreview.comLearn more about this cameraat DPReview.comCanon EOS T1i Digital SLR: Preview by dpreview.comJust 14 months after the launch of the EOS Rebel XSi (450D), Canon has unveiled its latestmodel, the Rebel T1i (500D). Its the fifth generation of Rebel and enters the market at a difficulttime - in the midst of a global economic downturn and against the fiercest competition weveever seen in the entry-level DSLR sector. So what has Canon done to make this latest model inthe longest-established family in the sector live up to the edgy and exciting image implied by itsUS naming?The 500D/T1i doesnt quite have to be the everyman camera that its predecessors were. Theintroduction of the Rebel XS (1000D) in June 2008 means the T1i no longer has to appeal toeverybody who doesnt want to stretch to buying into the 50D class. As a result, the 450D wasable to bulk up its feature set to include a selection of features that price-conscious shoppersdont necessarily realize they want, such as a larger viewfinder and spot metering. The result wasprobably the most complete Rebel wed seen.Theres a full explanation of the differences between the 500D/T1i and it predecessor on thecoming pages but, in general terms, its a gentle re-working of the 450D. So you get the 15MPsensor much like the one that appears in the 50D, helping this to become the first entry-levelDSLR to feature video (and 1080p HD video at that). You also get the lovely 920,000 dot VGAmonitor that has been slowly working its way down most manufacturers DSLR line-ups. Thereare a handful of other specification tweaks that come from the use of the latest Digic 4 processorbut essentially this is most of a 50D stuffed into the familiar 450D body.And, if the loss of the letter X from the US name seems a bit disconcerting, you can comfortyourself with the knowledge that the Japanese market will still know it by the odd-to-European-ears Kiss X3 Digital. For simplicitys sake, well refer to the 500D/T1i/Kiss X3 by the name500D throughout the rest of the preview.>Read more at dpreview.com
Customer ReviewsMost helpful customer reviews2318 of 2342 people found the following review helpful.A wonderfully full-featured camera at an unbeatable priceBy Rimesh PatelIve 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, asyou approach higher resolutions, you need to ensure the lens on the SLR can resolve that muchdetail. Sadly, the included 18-55mm IS lens is functional, but the high resolution really showsthe so-so quality of the lens. Even if taken at the proper focus, pictures can appear soft with thiskit lens. Shots I have taken with Canon EF-S 17-85mm and EF 70-200mm L lenses are crisp. Idont have any gripes on image quality. There are some issues with noise on the higher ISOs thatdont 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 sametime (if not faster) than the Digic III processor on the XSi (even in RAW+Jpg mode). I have alsonoticed that at higher ISOs, the sensor and the Digic 4 produce images with less overall noisecompared with its predecessors.3. LCD. The 920,000 pixel LCD screen is large (3"), crisp, vibrant and fully visible even inbright sunlight. In comparison, the Canon XSi SLR (which the T1i replaces), also has a 3" LCD,but with 230,000 pixels. The viewing angle is great as well and the LCD can easily be seennearly 180 degrees around.4. ISO 12800. Canon and Amazon are correctly identifying that the T1i maxes out at ISO 3200.Some less reputable dealers are listing an ISO 12800, which you should disregard. The ISO 6400and 12800 settings are expanded ISO settings. The pictures taken on these two settings are ISO3200 images pushed to ISO 6400 or 12800 by the Digic 4 chip before saving to the memorycard. These pictures are extremely grainy and contain a lot of noise to the point of only beingusable as for snapshots or adding an artistic effect to certain compositions.5. Penta-mirror. That Canon is still using one in the T1i is disappointing. The penta-mirrorviewfinder image is functional, but still noticeably darker than that of the penta-prism viewfinderin the Nikon D90 (which is the T1is main competitor). I really would have preferred if Canonhad kept the XSis 12.2 megapixel sensor, forgone 1080p video altogether, and maybe upped thecost of the camera slightly to cover the production cost of using a penta-prism in the T1i.Honestly, unless you are massively cropping your images, or creating large photos, thedifference between 12.2 and 15.1 megapixels really is negligible.6. Size. This is the same body as the XSi, and therefore a bit on the smaller side compared to
other digital SLRs. I have small hands, so the T1i is comfortable for me. If you have big hands, Ican see this being a very difficult camera to use over an extended period of time. If you haventhandled a Canon XT, XTi or XSi, I would suggest you go to a store and hold the T1i yourselfbefore purchasing it online. (I will upload a picture of the T1i in my hands to the user gallery fora size reference.)7. HD Video. Yes, the Canon marketing department made a horrible marketing decision andpushed the T1i onto shelves limiting the 1080p recording to 20fps (frames per second).Recognize this as a marketing gimmick that allows them put a 1080p sticker on the camera box.The 1080p @ 20fps is fine most times, but seems a choppy if you have a lot of action in theframe or are panning quickly. The T1is 720p video is recorded at 30fps and is clean, smooth,and sufficient for all but the most discerning consumers. One major criticism though is that thesound is recorded in mono, AND there is NO input for an external microphone.A lot of pre-production reviews of the T1i criticize its inability to automatically autofocus whilerecording. I wouldnt put much weight in this criticism, mostly because neither of the other twoSLR cameras with HD recording capabilities (Canon 5D Mark II and Nikon D90) canautomatically autofocus while recording either. What you can do with the T1i is pan/zoom thelens and then press the AE lock (*) button to make the camera autofocus on the new subject (allwhile recording). A problem with using the AE lock button to have the camera autofocus is thatthe microphone for the camera is on the front upper left of the body near the lens mount.Therefore, the lens motor noise is picked up just as much as ambient sounds. Even with myquietest Canon USM (ultasonic motor) lenses, this lens motor sound is pretty loud in videoplayback. Although, remember, you can always manually turn the focusing ring on the lens toget your subject back into focus. Its not easy, but after a little practice, its not all too hard,either.Ultimately, you shouldnt let the HD recording limitations sway you one way or the other. This isan SLR camera -- not a video camera. The HD video is a great feature, but if youre looking forsomething primarily to take video, look elsewhere. There are much better, cheaper VIDEOcameras out there which can record true 1080p.8. Record button. For some reason, the record video button is next to the LCD screen (the samebutton used for direct printing). The first few times you take video, youll intuitively findyourself using the shutter release button used to take pictures. The reason for this switch is thatyou can take a still picture while recording video, although, doing so will interrupt the recording.9. Battery life. My first fully charged battery only lasted about 250 shots (no flash), but allcharges since have given me in the range of 500-700 shots per charge. Im guessing the firstcharge had such a short life because I spent quite a bit of time learning the camera, its menus,and settings.10. Live View. I honestly cant review this as I havent used it too much yet -- I prefer using theviewfinder. One feature I can say is nice is that, on the LCD, you can digitally zoom in (up to10x) on a section of your shot to ensure it is properly focused. This, and the fine focusing, canreally help if youre into macro-photography.
11. HDMI cable. The T1i has an HDMI Type C output on the body to allow you to directlydisplay pictures and video on an HDTV. A minor criticism is that the HDMI Type C cable is notincluded in the box. You have to buy it separately. It would have been nice if it were included, asits not an expensive cable.Conclusion. The T1i is a bit on the light end, yet the construction still feels solid. For thecameras price point, youd be hard pressed to find any digital SLR out there which gives you allthe capabilities and growth range of the Canon T1i. The camera is intuitive enough for those newto photography to pick and learn easily, yet configurable enough for advanced amateurs. If videois not a big deal for you, then get the Canon XSi. There is very little the T1i has (other than ISO3200 and a sharper screen) that the XSi doesnt. Plus, with the release of the T1i, you canprobably pick up a used XSi for a great price on eBay. My wife recently gave birth, and Im notlooking to record endless (never to be watched) tapes of video footage of our son, but I do wantseveral minute clips of him as he grows through the years. Ive always been more inclinedtowards photography, so this camera gives me a very versatile digital SLR that I need with thewonderful capability of recording HD video that I want.288 of 299 people found the following review helpful.First hands on experience...Very positive!By Hiram GrantHeres a quick, first impressions (from hands on shooting) of the Rebel T1i. Although well needmore scientific examinations to determine ultimate image quality and usability, Ill try to give ahint into the cameras potential.Ill not go in to any real detail on the kit lens, which has been well reviewed. Lets just agree that$100 for a good quality IS (image stabalized) lens is a very reasonable value it you dont haveanother option. There are no obvious reasons this kit lens should make or break your choice ofthis camera over a competitors.Styling and build wise, the T1i is an XSi made over, which is not a bad thing. Some found thatcamera to be a bit on the small size for their hands, or a bit lacking in weight, but most like thesize and weight (include me). It uses the same, proven battery and accessories of the XSi. Ivealready used some generic batteries that worked well in an XSi, with similar good results, but Ido not want to lump all generics in the "good to go" category.In using the camera, the first thing youll notice over the previous Rebels in the marvelous LCDscreen. Yep, the images look much cleaner even at the original size. Dont get confused if youcompare this camera side-by-side and think its images are all that much better. They just lookmuch better on such a sharp LCD.First looks at IQ (Image Quality) were very impressive. I tried using the camera in a variety ofsitutations (biased to how I would use it), and got very good results throughout. Focusing wastypical for a better Rebel, and images looked good throughout the ISO range, based onreasonable expectations. I thought the Auto White Balance is a very good job compared toprevious results Id had with Canons in general. They werent perfect, but the tungsten areas
seemed to look better than average. All in all, Id say Canon made reasonable progress with thejump to 15 meg, but probably no reason to trade-in your XSi.Live View never has been one of my biggest thrills, but the sharp LCD makes it a bit moreenjoyable. If I was still shooting macros, I would like it much more.But the biggest advantage of the newer screen for some will be while shooting videos. I only didvideos in the 1080p mode, and was impressed by the quality. Sound was OK, and I was a bitdisappointed that Canon doesnt have an option audio input (ala the 5D mkII or camcorders withintellegent shoe). Im also not sure how practical the videos will be, considering they arent usinga "direct to HiDef player" format like AVCHD or AVCHD Lite. Also, 20fps is a bit odd for1080p, but their software does support frame grapping, which should give nice 4x6 prints (theresa bit more than 2meg per frame). The 720p is recorded in a more standard 30fps, which shouldalso help with moving subjects. You can also shoot a full 15meg image while recording yourvideos. You videos are interrupted for about a second (youll see a still image for that length inthe video playback), but the high quality image will be recorded in its own file (no need to framegrab). BTW, autofocusing did work during this recording, but the noise was picked up by themic.OK, so I liked the camera, but how would I rate it compared to the competition. Well, comparedto the XSi, its better, but maybe not worth the money. The LCD is grand (that alone would getmy money), and its a no brainer if you need video or shoot lots of macros. But with resent pricedrops and combo deals from Canon, the XSi should still be strong based on value.Ive also had a bit of experience with the new Nikon D5000 (but even less so). Although initialpricing is about $50 higher on the T1i, I thought the Canon was clearly more interesting. I likethe way Sony incorporated an articulated LCD, but hate it on the D5000. I was constantly settingthe camera down with the LCD back being the first thing to touch. You might never break it, butyoull surely scratch the cosmetics. The D5000 doesnt have the motor built into the body, sotheres a bit of a limitation to lens. However, the biggest drawback was that the D5000s built-inflash doesnt support their wireless flash system (with their new lineup, well have to move up tothe D90). The D5000 really needs to be lined up against the XSi, not the T1i.The 14mp Sony Alpha 350 might be a good value oriented competitor (when Sony offersbundles), but the IQ of the Canons CMOS sensor is probably better in most moderate to lowlight conditions. I think youll be seeing something soon to replace this model.Thus, its prime competitors should be Canons own XSi, the D5000 (especially if they drop theprice about $100 more), and for those with a bit more money, the Nikon D90.The T1i carries on the tradition of Canon Rebels with a lot of "curbside appeal" matched withsolid performance.512 of 557 people found the following review helpful.Video Problems with some sdhc cards (especially Kingston), You may miss some goodshots unless you use sandisk extreme lll.
By smithnwesson**see update below, now give this camera a 4 star**** Video Test memory consumption rates and max minutes per clip contained below.I couldnt wait to my hands on the new Canon T1i. It was a stretch for my budget but had most ofthe 5d mkll features. I was excited. I pre-ordered a body (I already have 2 xtis and lenses) butthe only the kits are/were available so I upgrade to get it before a SciFi convention I attended.Higher iso and video, for the less than optimal lighting in the hall where the Celebs werespeaking, attracted me.I tested the video for memory consumption rate the day I got it, no problem for a 20 minute testrun. I saw a little white bar on the right side of the screen appear get a little bigger, thendisappear. I figured it was a buffer level. Next day at the convention during Jeri Ryansappearance I took a few stills and flipped into the video mode, nice.... until it stopped after a fewminutes. Set it back up, pushed record again a few minutes later stopped, no warning, no beep,just stopped. Try again, now I notice the buffer bar reaches the top, it stops. I am using akingston 8 gig class 6 sdhc, freshly formatted by the camera. That sucks! I missed a lot of goodvideo because this new marvelous camera cant write fast enough. This occured on 2 different butidentical cards so I thought the camera was having problems. It was on the 720p mode, 1080mode could only go 8 seconds.****Update---I talked to Canon, to make a long story short, this camera is a bit finicky aboutwhich cards you put in it. Both kingston class 6 (fastest class) had problems, tried a kingstonmicro class 4 (slower) 4 gig and it worked fine, tried 2 Polaroid/pny 8 gig class 4s and theyworked fine with only 1 buffer bar appearing occasionally, even on 1080. Canon guy seemed tolike the sandisk brand. This begs the question of how can a class 4 work better than the class 6? Ihave a sandisk extreme III on order and will update this info if I have more problems with that.My wrath now turns to Kingston, who service has been xlnt.***update kingston- I returned a card to kingston, they sent a new one just as bad as the sloworiginals, which indicates ALL this type kingston are mot going to work in this camera for video.******Another update, with a Sandisk 8 Gb Extreme lll card the video worked fine, no bufferbar at all. Perhaps there should be a recommended list of sdhc cards so others dont have thetrouble I did.That said, I was able to test the video as follows:I have tested my T1i for memory usage in video mode, here are the results using a Sandisk 8 GigExtreme III:T1i Video Memory Usage Rates for a 1 minute file.1080 mode 282 MB720 mode 194 MB480 mode 131MBFollowing is for 5 minute file1080 = 1,383 MB
720 = 988 MB480 = 638Any 1 clip can be 4GB max, so the following is an approximate max clip length1080 about 14 minutes720 about 20 minutes480 about 30 minutesThese figures are approximate as the content of the video will affect the compression and amountof memory actually used but these are pretty close to an average time you should expect. I did alittle rounding so these are probably the on the low side you may get a little more time, but notmuch, maybe a minute.You can shoot as much video as the card will hold, just any 1 uninterrupted clip cannot be longerthan 4 gig.Shooting Video also eats the battery, buy extras, one Battery per every 8 gig card should beabout right.Bottom line-MAKE SURE you thoroughly test and season the memory card BEFORE countingon getting complete videos. The first cards I tried did work on day 1 for 20 minutes but thebuffer bar got to 3 or 4. Day 2 (the convention) was a different story, you read it above. DO NOTuse KINGSTON CARDS.Stills are pretty good but I noticed on blowing them up the noise almost looks like dustydistorted scratchy marks on the sensor, not just the colored freckles. My XTi is better, My Nikond200 is better, my Nikon d40 is better in the noise department. I cranked up the iso to speed upmy shutter and some of the shots looked like very dirty/dusty slides I have from the 70s. I guessyou can choose between the noise or slow shutter speed with the movement blur, or both. See thecustomer images for a sample of the noise at 6400 iso.****update on stillsStill shot Capacity on 8 gig cardLarge + RAW =286Just RAW = 359Large = 1375Medium = 2334Small = 4175* if you shoot any video mixed with the stills these numbers drop very fast.Other review sites had a pre-release version of this camera and they had the same video problem,(they did not name the sdhc card they were using, but Id bet it was a kingston). Unfortunatelythere were not any reviews of actual cameras when I ordered it, just press releases. Now youhave been warned and now you have this review. When you lose the video as the couple says Ido or other critical moment, youll curse too.
***I currently put a SanDisk 8 gb sdhc extreme III rated at 20 MB/Second, far and above theminimum class 6 rating of 6MB/sec, it seems to work flawlessly today, well see abouttomorrow, but this showed no signs of the buffer bar on the side, looks promising!***update SanDisk still working xlnt.If you are going to do Video, and it important at all, I can only recommend the SanDisk 8 gbsdhc extreme III at this point. Just be warned that the video mode is very demanding and pickyabout the performance of the card, just the class rating is not to be counted on, as I found out thehard way. Some class 4s may work, even class 2s but that buffer bar will start showing up.>>>>>>>> Be Safe Buy the Sandisk Extreme III.>>>>>>>> Another user says Transcend 16GB Class 6 SDHC is performing well in video>>>>>>used A-Data class 10 sdhc 8GB card with no problems>>>>>>WARNING ---Centon Class 6 16GB SDHC crashed and as slow as Kingston DO NOTuse CENTON cards, they do NOT comply with the speed rating.>>>>>>Polaroid/pny 16GB Class 4 cards work OK as long as you do NOT take a still pic whilevideoing.***Notes on Video File format generated by the t1i-This camera saves the video in .MOV files, which is fine if you have an apple/mac, BUT if yourun xp, you must convert this format file to something else (avi, mpeg,...etc)in order to make advd with the commonly found software. Canon DOES NOT provide any software to deal with.mov conversion or transferring to a dvd to be played by a dvd player. This makes life a lot morecomplicated. Sure you can search around, get a file converter, then import to a dvd maker, thenburn a dvd. Why should I have to search for these utilities and go through all that? Why couldntcanon have just put a simple dvd transfer or mov converter program in the bundle? Or have I justnot found it yet?Canon, please remember, K.I.S.S. is a good principle.See all 500 customer reviews...My Associates Store | Shopping Cart Browse by CategoryPatio Furniture SetsCamera & Photo Similar Items
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