Canon EOS Rebel T1i unveiled

Everybody is a little strapped for cash these days, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the finer things in life, like champagne and caviar, and a flashy new dSLR. Canon's newest consumer dSLR, the EOS Rebel T1i, is the cheapest dSLR so far that supports video capture.

Everybody is a little strapped for cash these days, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the finer things in life, like champagne and caviar, and a flashy new dSLR. Canon's newest consumer dSLR, the EOS Rebel T1i, is the cheapest dSLR so far that supports video capture.

The T1i sits in between the Xsi and the 40D, leaving the XTi as a faint memory in the back of our heads. And although the XTi received good reviews, the new T1i is better. Out in May, the camera will go for $799.99 for the body and $899.99 for the kit, which includes the f3.5-5.6 18-55mm IS lens.

This camera seems like a good choice for those who are ready to graduate from a tricycle to a bike with training wheels. It's definitely more complicated than a point-and-shoot, but it's not as complex as other dSLRs.

The body of the T1i is practically the same as that of the Xsi, providing a similar shooting experience. The main feature that has everyone talking is the T1i's video capture capability. The camera can shoot in both 720p at 30fps, and 1080p at 20fps, providing full HD video.

Other features include Canon's Auto Lighting Optimizer, Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction, copyright information embedding, and Creative Auto mode, which debuted in the 5D Mark II model and then was in the 50D.

For a dSLR, the impressive T1i looks easy to use. Now, we just have to wait for its release in May.

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