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Canon Digital Rebel T1i/500D
Canon Digital Rebel T1i/500D

Hey! You should know that Canon has released a newer version of this product: the Canon EOS Rebel T3i/600D.

Canon Digital Rebel T1i/500D

We've given the T1i a grade of A-.

Editor's Review

The T1i is now out of production and has been surpassed by a number of new models, but it could still be a decent buy at the right price for folks who don't care so much about state-of-the-art feature sets -- it's still a great camera, in other words, but we're knocking the rating down a few points since it looks a bit quaint by current standards (though we do think it's still a better purchase than the latest Canon entry-level dSLR, the T3). Here's what we had to say about the T1i in 2009:

Canon's Digital Rebel line has long delivered powerful, high-end features to consumers at reasonable prices, and the all new T1i model (also known as the Canon EOS 500D) is no exception, tossing 1080p HD video into the mix. The T1i brings the superlative 15.1 megapixel CMOS sensor found in the pro-level 50D and combines it with the full HD 1080p video mode seen previously on the super-expensive 5D Mk. II (though at 20fps instead of 30fps). The drop in framerate is disappointing, though 720p video can be shot in 30fps.


  • 15.1 megapixels
  • Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • Full HD video mode (1920 x 1080 resolution)
  • max length 29m 59s (4GB)
  • HDMI output
  • JPEG and RAW file formats
  • Secure Digital memory cards
  • 3.0-inch Live View LCD
  • Part Number: 3818B001
  • UPC: 013803112603
  • Release Date: Mar 25, 2009

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Canon Digital Rebel T1i/500D Reviews

Canon Digital Rebel T1i/500D Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 5.0 out of 5
Look for good lens (Michael — 01/04/2011)
Let us face it the body is excellent. It all boils down to acquiring the proper lens for your shooting needs. Be versatile and don't skimp.
  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent value for Money (Dev — 08/08/2010)
I decided Nikon d5000 and this Canon 500D. I think both camera's are good. But I just took Canon 500D. The results are really great.
  • 4.0 out of 5
Great, Durable Camera (Robert Krebs — 01/09/2010)

Definitely one of my favorite cameras. Looks good and is good for all types of photography.

  • 5.0 out of 5
WOW! (Brian C — 11/03/2009)

this is the best i've ever had! wait until you see the sports mode! please make sure you get an 85 mm - F/1.8 Telephoto lens - you will not be upset! I am starting into photography as a hobby, this will be my camera base for some time! already own 3 lenses, wanting more. I highly highly recommend this camera for its simple point and click for learners or highly responsiveness for the pros

simple point.... Buy :)

  • 5.0 out of 5
Canon 500D (Hazari — 07/21/2009)


  • 5.0 out of 5
Amazing camera (Roberto Ghidalevich — 07/01/2009)

By far the best camera I've ever owned. Amazing image quality, fantastic features, very reasonable battery life, good build quality, outstanding 3.0 inch LCD display with clear, crisp image and very fast response (3.4 frames per second!). A must have for both beginners and pros.

  • 5.0 out of 5
beauty Image (jimmy tiu — 06/29/2009)

I'm very excited I have this one camera 500 D., perfect shot easy to use the imaging very sharp I like this. I have a canon I bought last year Canon-G9., but I'm not satisfied to use this that's why so boring., now I bought this Canon 500-D for me very very perfect is my baby

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great Camera (Felipe Aznar — 06/23/2009)

This is a really great camera