Close
Share on
Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i
Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i
15 Images + 53 Videos

Loading image...

Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i Digital Camera

SLR 15.1MP CMOS SDHC Aug 2010
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Sixteen industry awards
Slow autofocus
Shockingly expensive
117 Reviews + 16 Awards
Pocket Lint Hot Product Digicam Buyer.co.uk Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended DP Review Highly Recommended

Available from international sellers only

Tell Me When It Becomes Available See International Prices
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe

Reviews

Sixteen Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras of a similar age and type, this digital camera is one of the most awarded.

This Canon camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by websites PC Mag, Hothardware.com, Wired.com, Macworld.co.uk and Digicam Buyer.co.uk all of whom said that this medium megapixel camera was outstanding.

This camera received a "Recommended" award from review sites Ld2.ciol.com, M3.idg.se, IT Reviews.com and Letsgodigital.org/nl/ all of whom said that this Canon camera was good.

The editors of three other expert review sites all decided that this Canon digital camera was very good. This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and DP Review.

This digital camera received a "Best Buy" award from websites Good Gear Guide.com.au who concluded that this Canon camera would make a great purchase.

Read more Less

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this medium megapixel camera is 83% based on seventy expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera and CNET.com. If all the cameras of a similar age and type are ranked by average expert review score then this camera is in the top 11%.

Canon Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 34,085 user and expert reviews (including 1,378 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Power

Long Battery Life

One person reckoned that it had a good battery life. Laptopmag.com mentioned “Long battery life”.


Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The EOS 500D - Rebel T1i has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. At 920,000 pixels, the EOS 500D - Rebel T1i has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The EOS 500D - Rebel T1i supports video capability. Most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago also support video capability.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The EOS 500D - Rebel T1i has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has an HDMI Port

The EOS 500D - Rebel T1i has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have an HDMI port.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a USB 2.0 Port

The EOS 500D - Rebel T1i has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Video Out

Like most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera, the EOS 500D - Rebel T1i does not have a video out.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Design

Good Build

Ten people who purchased it said that it was well made. Hereshow.ca said in their review of this digital camera “Good build” but even so they only rated it 1 stars. What Digital Camera wrote “ISO range, compact build”. Expert website Tbreak.ae wrote “A well built compact DSLR that takes high quality images even in low light conditions” in their Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i review.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “Offering image quality and a robust feature set typically found in pricier prosumer-level D-SLRs” and gave the product a score of 7 stars.

One customer reckoned that this digital camera was reliable. Cnet.com.au mentioned on CNET.com.au “Why so, when it's yet another dependable Canon SLR, you ask? Well” in their review of this digital camera.

Read more Less

HD Movie Mode Produces Beautiful Video Clips

Seven customers concluded that this digital camera was good looking. Pocket Lint mentioned eight years ago “HD video capture (with limitations), display (visually” yet they gave it a rating of 1 stars. Hereshow.ca said “HD movie mode produces beautiful video clips” nonetheless they scored it 1 stars. Electricpig.co.uk mentioned eight years ago “Easy to use, gorgeous screen and awesome video abilities” in their review of the Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i.

Three owners who bought this digital camera considered that it was well designed.

Two customers thought the product was neat. Cnet.com mentioned on expert review site CNET.com eight years ago “Slipping neatly into the companys dSLR product line between the”. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert review site CNET.co.uk “Slipping neatly into the company's digital SLR product line between the EOS 450D” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who bought the product mentioned that it was ergonomic. Kenrockwell.com said “What makes the T1i (and 5D Mark II) so good are how far improved their ergonomics” in their Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i review.

Read more Less

Image Quality

Twenty-four customers said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Eight years ago Hereshow.ca wrote in their review of this digital camera “High quality 1080p videos”. Laptopmag.com said “Solid image quality”. Dcresource.com wrote in their Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i review “Very good photo quality (though see issues below”.

Simple to Use

Thirteen people who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use. V3.co.uk wrote “Simple to use” in their review of this digital camera. Pcmag-Mideast.com wrote in their Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i review “Easy to use, great image quality, bright LCD, fast shutter speed, comfortable controls” nonetheless they only scored it 18.8 out of 100. Eight years ago Cnet.com.au mentioned on CNET.com.au “Nice and responsive to use” in their review of the Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i but even so they only gave this digital camera a rating of 18.74 out of 100.

Three people who purchased it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Techmagnifier.com wrote “Quick Control offers very easy access to frequently used settings” but even so they gave it a score of 1 stars. Techradar mentioned “Higher ISO settings”. Expert website Wired.com said in their review of this digital camera “The Canon's colors are comic-book oversaturated, so it's a good thing the menus are easy to navigate”.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Digital Versus said in their review of this digital camera “Wellfinished and easy to hold” nonetheless they gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.

One person thought it was easy to assemble. Whatlaptop.techradar.com said “Canon is looking to build on the success of its entry-level EOS 450D” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 5 stars.

Read more Less

Camera

Supports Direct Printing

The EOS 500D - Rebel T1i supports direct printing. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also support direct printing.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Supports Live View

The Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i supports live view. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also support live view.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Features Multi Burst Mode

The EOS 500D - Rebel T1i features multi burst mode. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also feature multi burst mode.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Features Histogram

The Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i features histogram, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Very Fast Start-Up Time

The start-up times of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 18ms to 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 1,100ms. At only 100 milliseconds, the EOS 500D - Rebel T1i has a quite fast start-up time compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a flash exposure compensation.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Quite Fast Flash Recharging Time

The fastest flash recharging time of digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 3s and the slowest is 15s. When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera that we have assessed, the flash recharging time of the EOS 500D - Rebel T1i of only 3 seconds is one of the fastest.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The EOS 500D - Rebel T1i has a battery charger included. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a battery charger included.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Hand Strap

The Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i has a hand strap. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also have a hand strap.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Batteries Included

The EOS 500D - Rebel T1i has a batteries included. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a batteries included.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Audio

Features Voice Recording

The EOS 500D - Rebel T1i features voice recording, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Built-In Microphone

The EOS 500D - Rebel T1i has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Noisy Dial Buttons

Six owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Dp Review mentioned eight years ago “Visibly more noise in RAW files than some of the competition” in their Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i review. Techradar said in their review of this digital camera “Noisy dial buttons”. Eight years ago Maximumpc.com mentioned “HD video is slightly noisy and audio is monoonly” in their Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i review.

Read more Less

Unacceptable Noise Level

Six owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Dp Review mentioned eight years ago “Visibly more noise in RAW files than some of the competition” in their Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i review. Techradar said in their review of this digital camera “Noisy dial buttons”. Eight years ago Maximumpc.com mentioned “HD video is slightly noisy and audio is monoonly” in their Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i review.


Battery

400 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i is a camera that takes 400 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also support PictBridge.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the EOS 500D - Rebel T1i is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this digital camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the EOS 500D - Rebel T1i is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Sapata Para Flash Externo

Two customers who reviewed the Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i concluded that it had a good flash. Eight years ago The-Digital-Picture.com said “Sapata para flash externo” nonetheless they rated it 1 stars. Hereshow.ca wrote in their review of this digital camera “Its compatible with Canons EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlite flash guns” .

3 VGA Screen

Fourteen people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good screen. Dcresource.com mentioned “Large, super high resolution 3inch LCD display”. Digital Versus said in their review of the Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i “3 VGA screen”. Hereshow.ca wrote “Excellent Display” although they gave it a score of 14 out of 100.

Great Photos

Thirty-two people said in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Wired.com mentioned “Offers some advanced image controls for video”. Hereshow.ca wrote in their review of this digital camera “Usable images at ISO 6400” but despite that they rated it 14 out of 100. Eight years ago V3.co.uk wrote “Full HD video plus crisp photos”.

Twelve owners who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good picture resolution. Wired.com said “Though there's no full autofocus for video, you can refocus manually while shooting” but they scored the product 1 stars. What Digital Camera wrote “High resolution LCD screen” in their review of the Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i. Techradar wrote eight years ago “Whopping 15.1 megapixels” in their review of the Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i however they only gave it a score of 1 stars.

Nine people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good ISO range. Dcresource.com wrote “Excellent high ISO performance” in their review of this digital camera nonetheless they only gave the product a score of 14 out of 100. Techmagnifier.com wrote five years ago “ISO 100 to 6400 (expandable up to 12800”. Eight years ago Dp Review said in their review of the Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i “Extended ISO speed up to 12800 (not great quality” nonetheless they only rated it 1 stars.

Four customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good in low light. Good Gear Guide.com.au said “Excellent low light performance (up to 3200 ISO), can shoot video at 720p, produces soft”. Expert website Techworld.com said “Offering 15-megapixel resolution, excellent low-light performance”.

Four people who reviewed it considered that it had a good image sensor. Expert website Asiaone.com wrote “A 15-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor; full high definition video recording at 1920x1080 resolution; a new 3-inch LCD” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com wrote “Canon EOS 550D Digital SLR Camera consists of Canon's state of the art Technology features with Digic 4 image processor, 63 dual zone layer metering sensor for best image control” and gave it a rating of 7 stars. Expert website Digitalcamerainfo.com said eight years ago “It has a 15-megapixel sensor” but despite that they only rated the product 56.295473771283 out of 100.

Read more Less

HD Video

Fourty-four customers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was good for video recording. Digital Versus said “HD Video 1280 x 720) at 30 fps”. Stuff.tv mentioned in their Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i review “Shoots HD video” . Hereshow.ca mentioned eight years ago “Buona maneggevolezza, compattezza, qualit dei file, rumore bassissimo anche alle alte sensibilit, modalit video, ottimo rapporto qualit prezzo” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 14 out of 100.

Slow Autofocus

Fourteen customers who purchased the product considered that it did not have a good autofocus. Hereshow.ca wrote “Corpo piccolo, autofocus a contrasto in Live View lento” in their review of the Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i. Asia.cnet.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Autofocus points are small”. Camera Labs wrote “Some focusing issues with our sample”.

Three customers thought this digital camera did not have a good lens. Hereshow.ca wrote “Starting at 650 with an 18 55mm lens”. V3.co.uk mentioned “Expensive, particularly if you need to buy the lens as well”. Eight years ago Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “The video mode is disappointing and the large sensor is let down by the kit lens” in their review of this digital camera.

Read more Less

Poor Exposure Control

One owner who purchased it considered that it did not have good exposure controls.


Features

Full Feature Set

Eight customers thought the Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i had good features. Hereshow.ca mentioned eight years ago “Behind the bells and whistles the Canon 500D remains a consumer-level SLR” but despite that they only scored it 1 stars. Connectreviews.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “More digital SLRs these days are adding video recording functionality to their already advanced feature set”. Expert website Stuff.tv mentioned “An impressive entry-level DSLR with bonus features” in their review of this digital camera.


Weight & Dimensions

ISO Range, Compact Build

Eight owners who reviewed it agreed that it was compact. Dcresource.com said “Compact body by DSLR standards”. Macworld.co.uk wrote “Least expensive option in the Canon range to shoot good-quality HD video, access to a wide range of lenses, user-friendly, reasonably compact and portable”. Hereshow.ca wrote “The EOS T1i is surprisingly compact” in their review of this digital camera.

Six owners who bought it considered that it was lightweight. Stuff.tv said “Lightweight and compact” but they rated it 1 stars. Eight years ago Thestar.com.my mentioned “HD video recording, small and lightweight design” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they scored it 14 out of 100. Photozone.de wrote “Also for enthusiasts who are looking for a light-weight DSLR at a very fair price level” and scored it 6 stars.

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was a good body shape. Maximumpc.com wrote “Good lowlight performance and HD Video in a su 1K body” in their review of the Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i. Expert review site Tracyandmatt.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Canon EOS 500D body Im a big fan of Canon cameras” and gave this digital camera a score of 6 stars.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was thick. Eight years ago Camera Labs said “High resolution and broad sensitivity” in their review of the Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Thestar.com.my said in their Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i review eight years ago “Heavy on features”.

Read more Less

Heavy

The EOS 500D - Rebel T1i is fairly heavy (480 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The lightest similar spec digital camera that has been on the market for a comparable time to this camera is 20g , the heaviest is 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Support

No External Mic Jack or Manual Exposure Controls When Shooting Video

Two customers said in their reviews that this digital camera did not have good technical guidance. Mac World mentioned “No external mic jack or manual exposure controls when shooting video” in his review of the Canon EOS 500D - Rebel T1i.


Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The EOS 500D - Rebel T1i does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera which support Wi-Fi.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Lens System

Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 2.5 to 38. The EOS 500D - Rebel T1i has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 5.6) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Focusing

Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

At 0.25 meters, the EOS 500D - Rebel T1i has a quite large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 0.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.066m.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Other

Released Over Six Years Ago

This medium megapixel camera was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 3818b0022044b002am2
Barcodes 00013803112610

Other Digital Cameras to Consider

Feedback