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New Canon Rebel coming out: Canon Rebel T1i
« on: 26 / March / 2009, 21:41:21 »
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Re: New Canon Rebel coming out: Canon Rebel T1i
« Reply #1 on: 27 / March / 2009, 05:34:13 »
Well, i would opt for the 40D, because:

500d listprice now: 800 $
40D listprice then: 1300 $
40D price @ amazon now: 890$

And the price will definitly decrease even more very soon.

Why 40D? Well, several reasons: bigger, fits better in hand. metal body - i dont wanna miss it. better autofocus. 6 fps. shutterspeed up to 1/8000 and flash sync 1/250 (as opposed to 1/4000 & 1/200 in 500d - you will miss this in very bright situations where still wanna achieve some shallow dof). supposed to last much longer (shutter count wise). better viewfinder (brighter, bigger). there is more, but this should be enough for now.

so, what is the advantage of the 500d? well, only thing i can think of is the movie mode, which at 20fps in full HD seems crippled to me ;) well, maybe dataghost someday releases his video hack for the 40d, so this advantage will be "crushed" as well ;)

btw the 50d is much more expensive right now, and is supposed to not be able to produce better pictures than the 40d, even though it has 5 more mpixel. so what you get is a massive overhead of data.

imo there is no reason not to get the 40d, at this price :D

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Re: New Canon Rebel coming out: Canon Rebel T1i
« Reply #2 on: 27 / March / 2009, 06:49:07 »
hmm.

well one of my main deciding factors is that i want to be able to get it from best buy and have a warranty that covers everything and isn't just through canon.

i liked the 20d but i like the compactness of my XTi better.

the only thing i'm kinda bummed on is that it only has a mono mic on it for video, hopefully you can atleast attach an external stereo mic..
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Re: New Canon Rebel coming out: Canon Rebel T1i
« Reply #3 on: 05 / April / 2009, 18:11:33 »
i had the 500d in my hands a few days ago, didnt like that it was so small compared to the 40d. if i want small i take my s3is, and this even is a big compact camera ;) also it was lightweight, which is good AND bad, depending on what you wanna do :D
too bad i didnt have an sd card on me to take some testshots and videos with it.

(It's the one with the yellow "sample" sticker on it)


Re: New Canon Rebel coming out: Canon Rebel T1i
« Reply #4 on: 22 / July / 2009, 13:54:13 »
Hello to everyone in the CHDKraw forum. I have recently aquired the new Canon 500D. Know in the USA as EOS Rebel T1i.
I'm delighted to be a new member of this forum. I'm wondering if a CHDK release is out yet for this model.

The primary feature I was looking to hack open was the ability to bump the 20 FPS to 30 FPS in 1920x1080 mode which is currently restricted.

The only way to obtain 30 FPS currently is to reduce the movie recording size to 1280x720 or 640x480

I hope to see a release soon that offers this option in this new model. My results so far with this camera are exceeding my expections.

Optional lens I've used on this camera so far are:
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Canon Zoom Telephoto EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Canon Zoom Super Wide Angle EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Sigma SI5014C Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM
« Last Edit: 24 / July / 2009, 11:14:12 by DBDagger »

 

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