The Canon Rebel T1i (EOS 500D) DSLR camera was leaked a few hours ago but we have got the full review details right here courtesy of Demystifying Digital. Billed as an entry-level DSLR, the specs on the Canon Rebel T1i are up enough on its predecessor to consider this a rather good buy if you have $800 – $900 to spare.
As usual, the Canon Rebel T1i’s main functions and spec breakdown are as follows: 15.1 megapixels, 1080p and 720p video recording with HDMI out, 3-inch LCD, 3.4fps burst shooting (170 JPEGs max) and DIGIC IV image processor. The only drawback is the 20fps offered by the 1080p video mode meaning that you are likely to stick with the 30fps of the 720p video mode. There is also no jog dial which can be a con or an irrelevance depending on whether or not you like using jog dials.
The Canon EOS 500D (I wish they would pick a name and stick to it) will set you back $899 for the entire kit or $799 for the body only. Whatever you call it, Canon Rebel T1i or Canon EOS 500D that’s still a pricey camera to buy in a recession but iF DSLR’s are your thing, it’s not bad for the price.