uh oh..new canon T1i dslr that records 1080p HD video for $799?!

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http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=139&modelid=18385

from canon.com:

Specifications
Type
Type
Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera
Recording Media
SD memory card, SDHC memory card
Image Sensor Size
22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C size)
Compatible Lenses
Canon EF lenses including EF-S lenses (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6x the lens focal length)
Lens Mount
Canon EF mount
Image Sensor
Type
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Pixels
Effective pixels: Approx. 15.10 megapixels
Total Pixels
Total pixels: Approx. 15.50 megapixels
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Low-pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Dust Deletion feature
(1) Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
(2) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
(3) Manual cleaning of sensor
Recording System
Recording Format
Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.21
Image Type
Still: JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), RAW+JPEG
Video: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)
File Size
(1) Large/Fine: Approx. 5.0MB (4752 x 3168 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal: Approx. 2.5MB (4752 x 3168 pixels)
(3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 3.0MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.6MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)
(5) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.7MB (2352 x 1568 pixels)
(6) Small/Normal: Approx. 0.9MB (2352 x 1568 pixels)
(7) RAW: Approx. 20.2MB (4752 x 3168 pixels)
Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
File Numbering
Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording
Provided (RAW, RAW+JPEG)
Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB selectable
Picture Style
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3
Image Processing
Type
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom
Color Temperature Compensation
White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments
White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments
Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible
Color Temperature Information Transmission
Provided
Viewfinder
Type
Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage
Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
Magnification
Approx. 0.87x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint
Approx. 19mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Built-in Dioptric Adjustment
-3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Focusing Screen
Fixed, Precision Matte
Mirror
Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
Viewfinder Information
AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, AE lock, exposure level, ISO speed, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), monochrome shooting, white balance correction, maximum burst, SD memory card information
Depth-of-Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Autofocus
Type
TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points
9 AF points (center AF point is cross-type)
Metering Range
EV -0.5-18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Focusing Modes
Auto, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual Focusing (MF)
AF Point Selection
Automatic selection, manual selection
Selected AF Point Display
Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor
AF-assist Beam
Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Effective range: Approx. 4.0m/13.1 ft. at center, approx. 3.5m/11.5 ft. at periphery. When EOS-dedicated Speedlite attached, the Speedlite's AF-assist beam is emitted instead.
Exposure Control
Metering Modes
35-zone TTL full-aperture metering

* Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
* Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center)
* Spot metering (approx. 4% of viewfinder at center)
* Center-weighted average metering


Metering Range
EV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control
Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Depth-of-field AE, Full auto, Full auto, Programmed image control mode, Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
ISO Speed (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100-3200 (in 1-stop increments), H1: 6400 H2: 12800; Basic Zone modes: ISO 100-3200 set automatically
Exposure Compensation
Manual: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
AE Lock
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved; Manual: By AE lock button
Shutter
Type
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter Speeds
1/4000 sec. to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec.
1/4000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range.
Available range varies by shooting mode)
Shutter Release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay or 10-sec. delay plus continuous shooting
Remote Control
Remote Switch RS-60E3
Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5
Built-in Flash
Type
Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Flash Metering
E-TTL II autoflash
Guide Number
13/43 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Recycling Time
Approx. 3 sec.
Flash-ready Indicator
Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder
Flash Coverage
17mm lens angle of view
FE Lock
Provided
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Drive System
Drive Modes
Single, continuous, self-timer (10 sec. or 2 sec. delay)/remote control
Continuous Shooting Speed
Max. 3.4 shots/sec. (with One-Shot AF or AI Servo AF)
Maximum Burst
JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 170, RAW: Approx. 9
Based on Canon's testing standards with a 2GB SD memory card, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style
Varies depending on the subject, SD memory card brand, image-recording quality, etc.
Live View Functions
Shooting Modes
Still photo shooting and video shooting
Focusing
Autofocus (One-Shot AF): Live mode, Face Detection Live mode, Quick mode; Manual focus (5x or 10x manually)
Metering Modes
Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Metering Range
EV 0-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Grid Display
Provided (Two grid displays)
Exposure Simulation
Provided
Silent Shooting
Not provided
LCD Monitor
Type
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size
3.0 in.
Dots
Approx. 920,000 dots (VGA)
Coverage
Approx. 100%
Viewing angle: 170°
Brightness Adjustment
7 levels provided
Interface Languages
25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
Image Playback
Display Format
Single image, Single image + Image-recording quality, shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x-10x), rotated image, image jump (by 1/10/100 images or shooting date)
Highlight Warning
Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)
Image Protection and Erase
Protect
Erase protect (or cancel) each image individually
Erase
Single image, selected images or all images in the SD card can be erased (except protected images)
Direct Printing
Compatible Printers
PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable Images
JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible) and RAW images captured with the EOS Rebel T1i
Easy Print feature
Provided
DPOF: Digital Print Order Format
DPOF
Version 1.1 compatible
Direct Image Transfer
Compatible Images
JPEG and RAW images
*Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen
Customization
Custom Functions
Total 13
My Menu Registration
Up to 6 menus, Custom functions and other top-tier options can be registered
Interface
USB Terminal
For personal computer communication and direct printing (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
Video Out Terminal
(1) Video OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable
(2) mini-HDMI OUT terminal
Power Source
Battery
One Battery Pack LP-E5
AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5
With Battery Grip BG-E5, AA-size batteries can be used
Number of Shots

Temperature Shooting Conditions
No flash 50% flash use
At 73° F/23° C approx. 500 approx. 400
At 32° F/0° C approx. 490 approx. 380
Live View shooting at 73°F/23°C approx. 190 approx. 170
Live View shooting at 32°F/0°C approx. 180 approx. 160

Battery Life
The above figures apply with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E5
The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards
Battery Check
Automatic
Power Saving
Provided. Power turns off after 30 sec., 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 min.
Back-up Battery
Built-in secondary battery
Start-up Time
Approx. 0.1 sec. (based on CIPA testing standards)
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Approx. 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.4 in./128.8 x 97.5 x 61.9mm
Weight
Approx. 16.9oz./480g (body only)
Operating Environment
Working Temperature Range
32-104°F/0-40°C
Working Humidity Range
85% or less
Note: All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera, consult the lens maker.

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nikon better have something up their sleeve, or soon we're all going to go canon :tongue:
 
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My position is that Nikon will gives us the best value for our money when they feel the feel the hot breath of Canon (and others) in their neck.

Personally I don't care about 1080 HD video. 720 would be good enough for me. Heck, VGA (not even SVGA) video would be good enough for me. But in the race of the numbers it's important I guess. In that respect, what we really need is a Canon $500 SLR with noiseless 3200 ISO (I don't care if that is FX or DX). And of course a proper response by Nikon.
 
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I think this is welcome news as well. Competition is great. This should bring down the price of the D90 on the Nikon side. I must say Canon can really make an ugly camera though, looks like a plastic toy from the picture :biggrin:

My position is that Nikon will gives us the best value for our money when they feel the feel the hot breath of Canon (and others) in their neck.

Personally I don't care about 1080 HD video. 720 would be good enough for me. Heck, VGA (not even SVGA) video would be good enough for me. But in the race of the numbers it's important I guess. In that respect, what we really need is a Canon $500 SLR with noiseless 3200 ISO (I don't care if that is FX or DX). And of course a proper response by Nikon.
 
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The supposed specs of the D400 has 1080 video capabilities as well, it is also APS-C 15+ MP etc.....etc....etc....If this is true it will just be a direct competitor to the rumored D400. I wouldn't get too worked up over this anyway, after all, most of us could never keep up with the ever changing technology and can get by with what we have. I for one have no interest in video built into a DSLR, if I want that I'll get a camcorder. You can only cram so much in a camera and eventually your going to have components overheating, I would assume heat is one of the reasons you have minimal shooting time with the video portion of the D90 (4 Minutes I believe?).
 
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Unless Canon changes their fundamental body design, I could eternally care less. Not that they don't have some pretty swell looking lenses (I love that 35 1.4L), but I've just never held a Canon body that felt right (no 1-series experience).
 
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Unless Canon changes their fundamental body design, I could eternally care less. Not that they don't have some pretty swell looking lenses (I love that 35 1.4L), but I've just never held a Canon body that felt right (no 1-series experience).

Same thoughts here. Nikon should just bring back the 28/1.4 or give us a 24/1.4 and 35/1.4, and I would never even look at a Canon body ever again. Canon's fast primes sure are nice, though.
 
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10 days ago when I decided to get my first DSLR, I was planning on getting the 450D/XSI but when I went to the shop and held it in my hands, it felt very wrong: Very cheapo and plasticy feel... As soon as I held the D90 I decided on it even if I had to pay about $400 more (even with a very tight budget)! Note that I'm a Canon bridge cam user, but this convinced me to join the dark side in a heartbeat :)
I have a feeling that the T1i/500D will be the same as its pedecessor.
 
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i just owned myself. :tongue:
 
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I for one have no interest in video built into a DSLR, if I want that I'll get a camcorder.

+1000. Trying to figure whats the next gizmo they are gonna put in the bodies. Built in cell phones?:eek:


Friend has a XT. It feels like a toy. Takes good pictures though, but still didnt feel right to me. Shot a few shots with a 1DsMkII (think it was a s version. One of the track photogs let me play with his setup for a few laps with the 400mm 2.8 on it). That camera felt right even though the command dial was clumbsy to use.

If ya have small hands, a Canon dslr may feel better than a Nikon and vice versa. That was probably the big reason I switched ot Nikon when I bought my first dslr in 2004. The Eos rebel (300D) felt way too small compared to the D70. The D70 felt a bit like my AE-1 in size.
 
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