Overview: The Cano SLR EOS Rebel T1i (body only) includes
the Canon T1i digital SLR camera body and a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery
pack with an AC quick charger adapter and a USB cable to connect the camera to
your PC. The camera does not include a lens (lenses sold separately). In addition to still photos, the
T1i also records motion video in high definition, up to 1920 x 1080. The T1i records
images on an SD or SDHC memory card (No memory card is supplied with the camera).
Movie Mode: In addition to still photos, the Rebel T1i records
video in HD (High Definition) or SD (Standard Definition). Select Movie mode on
the mode dial and the camera's 3.0-inch LCD lights up and is ready to go. Video
is recorded at a frame rate of 30 fps when shooting in 640 x 480 (SD) and 1280
x 720 (HD) pixels, and at 20 fps in 1920 x 1080 (HD) pixels. Sound is recorded
through the camera's built-in microphone. Playback modes are simple to access,
and all Live View AF features can be used when shooting video. HD video is
output through the mini-HDMI jack.
Viewfinder: The Canon EOS Rebel T1i uses an eye-level
pentamirror viewfinder with 0.87x magnification and approximately 95% vertical
and horizontal coverage. It has a diopter adjustment so you can focus the
viewfinder to suit your eyesight (with or without eyeglasses). If your eye
doesn't cover the viewfinder when a picture is taken (using Live View or the
timer), stray light can enter the eyepiece and affect the exposure when the
image is captured. To prevent this, use the supplied eyepiece cover (attached
to the neck strap) to cover the eyepiece.
Clear View LCD Monitor: The 3" Clear View TFT color
LCD monitor has approximately 920,000 dots. On the LCD you can view menu
screens, stored files, and frame new images in real-time. The LCD monitor
offers 100% viewing coverage and 7 brightness levels to choose from.
Live View: The Live View Function enables viewing your
subjects directly on the camera's 3" LCD monitor. The camera allows you
to magnify any part of the scene 5x or 10x for precise manual focusing. You
can access a number of Auto Focusing modes including Quick Mode, Live Mode,
and Face Detection AF. Exposure simulation displays and simulates how the
brightness of the actual image will look. You can choose one of two grid
overlay options for the LCD screen to help you line up vertical and horizontal
lines. In a Studio, the camera can be controlled remotely via a computer through
a USB connection while the frame is displayed in the computer screen.
Note: Live View shooting does
not work when the camera is in one of the Basic
15.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor: Canon's large-area CMOS
(Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor captures images with
exceptional clarity and tonal range. It has approximately 15.5 million
total pixels and 15.1 million effective pixels. This APS-C sized sensor
(22.3mm x 14.9mm) has the same 3:2 ratio as film cameras, enabling an
effective angle of view that is 1.6x the normal EF Lens focal length.
DIGIC 4 Image Processor: The next generation DIGIC 4 Image
Processor uses advanced signal processing technologies to provide faster operations
and write times to the memory card. The chip also enables Face Detection Live
mode to detect and focus on multiple faces, while the Auto Lighting Optimizer
corrects brightness and contrast automatically.
14-Bit A/D Conversion: 14-bit A/D (analog-to-digital)
conversion means extremely fine tonal gradations from light to dark tones,
and a significant drop in digital and shadow noise.
Image Recording Format: The camera records 3:2 still images
in JPEG and RAW (14-bit) formats. Motion video is captured in 16:9 (HD) or 4:3
(640 x 480) aspect ratios.
JPEG Image Resolution/Compression: You can choose from three
JPEG resolutions: Large (4752 x 3168 pixels), Medium (3456 x 2304 pixels), and
Small (2352 x 1568 pixels). For each resolution, you can set the compression to
Fine or Normal.
RAW File Format: The RAW file format records the image data
as captured by the camera's CMOS sensor without further processing and converts
it to digital data and records it onto the card as is. RAW images can be adjusted,
then developed and produced into JPEG or TIFF images using the provided software.
The RAW resolution is 4752 x 3168 and a Large/Fine JPEG image can be stored along
with a RAW image simultaneously.
EOS Integrated Cleaning System: Dust that settles on the
camera's sensor surface is removed using ultrasonic vibration. This Self Cleaning
Sensor Unit routine is automatically activated whenever the camera is powered on
or off; it can also be manually activated. If visible dust still remains, you can
delete the effect of the dust particles from the image via the supplied software.
Shooting Modes: The EOS Rebel T1i offers 13 different still
photo shooting modes arranged in the following zones:
- Basic Zone:
- Full Auto: the camera automatically
selects all settings
- Creative Auto:
in this auto mode you can adjust the picture's brightness, flash mode,
depth of field, color tone, etc
blurs the background to make the human subject stand out
this mode is for wide scenic views, night scenes, etc; near and far
subjects are in focus
use this mode to take close-up shots of flowers, insects, etc
for moving subjects when you want to freeze the action
Portrait: this mode is for images of people at twilight or at
night, while maintaining a natural looking background exposure
- Flash Off: disables the
- Program AE (P):
this is a general-purpose shooting mode, the camera automatically sets
the shutter speed and aperture value to suit the scene's brightness
- Shutter-priority AE (Tv):
in this mode, you set the shutter speed and the
camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the brightness of
- Aperture-priority AE (Av): in this mode, you set the desired aperture
value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the
Exposure (M): in this mode, you set both the shutter speed and aperture
value as desired
- Automatic Depth-of-field AE (A-DEP): this mode is for obtaining a wide depth of field
automatically between a near subject and far subject
9-point Autofocus System: The Rebel T1i has a precision
9-point AF system for speedy and accurate focusing in any situation. In the
basic shooting modes all 9 AF points are active. In the advanced shooting modes
you can easily choose your own point of focus.
The camera employs one of 3 AF systems to let you seize every
photo opportunity with fast, accurate focus:
- One-Shot AF: suited for still
subjects, the camera focuses only once
- AI Servo AF: for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps
changing; the subject will be focused continuously while the shutter button
is pressed halfway.
- AI Focus AF: switches from
One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the subject starts moving
ISO Speed: When shooting in
Basic Zone modes, ISO speed is automatically set between 100 and 1600 to suit the
shooting conditions. In Creative Zone modes, ISO speed may be set from 100 to 3200
in 1/3 stop increments. When ISO Expansion is turned on, you can
also select an ISO speed of 6400 or 12800.
White Balance: You can choose
from the following white balance settings:
- Auto: the
camera sets the white balance automatically according to shooting conditions
- Daylight: for recording outdoors on a
bright day; color temperature approximately 5200 K
- Shade: counters strong blue tones in open shade on sunny days; color temperature
approximately 7000 K
for cloudy days, dusk and dawn; color
temperature approximately 6000 K
- Tungsten Light:
for incandescent illumination; color temperature approximately 3200 K
- White Fluorescent
Light: eliminates typical green color casts; color temperature
approximately 4000 K
- Flash Use:
a starting point for studio strobes and Canon Speedlites
- Custom: enables you to manually set the white balance
for a specific light source for better accuracy; by selecting an image, you
import the white balance data for the setting
- White Balance Correction: you can
correct the standard color temperature for the white balance setting; this has
the same effect as using a color temperature conversion filter or a color
compensating filter; each color can be corrected to one of nine levels
- White Balance Auto Bracketing: with just one
shot, three images having different color tones can be recorded
simultaneously; based on the current white balance mode's standard color
temperature, the white balance setting can be changed from 0 to +/-3 stops
in whole-stop increments
Color Space: The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. With this camera,
you can set the color space for captured images to sRGB or Adobe RGB. For normal
images, sRGB is recommended. In the Basic Zone modes sRGB is set
Style: By selecting a picture style you
can achieve various effects matching your photographic expression or the subject.
Picture Style setting is not available in Basic Zone modes. Picture Style selections include:
- Standard: image looks vivid,
sharp, and crisp
- Portrait: for nice skin
tones, the image looks softer, color tone can be adjusted
to change skin tone
- Landscape: vivid blues and greens, very sharp and crisp image
- Neutral: natural colors
and subdued images, no sharpness applied; recommended for users who prefer
to process images on their PC
when the subject is photographed under a color temperature of 5200 K, the
color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject's color, the image
is dull and subdued; recommended for users who prefer to process images on
- Monochrome: for black and white images
- User Defined 1-3: you can register your own style with
Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used
to alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look
lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure
compensation amount can be set up to +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments.
Bracketing: With auto exposure
bracketing (AEB), the camera automatically varies the exposure level and records
three photos; one with the set exposure, one lighter, and one darker.
AE Lock: AE lock enables you to lock the exposure at a different place from the point of
focus. After locking the exposure, you can recompose the shot while maintaining
the desired exposure level. This feature is useful for backlit and spotlighted
Bulb Exposures: When bulb is set, the shutter is open during the time you keep pressing the
shutter button fully. Bulb is useful when a long exposure is necessary for
capturing night scenes, fireworks, the night sky, etc. Using a tripod is
FE Lock: FE (flash
exposure) lock obtains and locks the correct flash exposure reading for any part
of a subject.
Red-Eye Reduction: Using the
camera's Red-Eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture will reduce the
common phenomenon of red-eye effect.
Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:
- Evaluative Metering: the camera's standard metering mode suited for most subjects even under
backlit conditions, after detecting the main subject's position, brightness,
background, front and back lighting conditions, etc, the camera sets the proper exposure
- Partial Metering:
effective when the background is much brighter than the subject
due to backlighting, etc; uses a small area in the center
of the frame to set the exposure
- Spot Metering: for metering a specific part
of the subject
- Center-weighted Average
Metering: metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for
the entire scene
Continuous Shooting Mode: During continuous shooting mode, the camera stores
approximately 3.4 images per second. The maximum burst during continuous recording
depends on the image quality:
Quality ||Maximum total number of images (2 GB
memory card) ||Maximum number of continuous images |
(2 GB memory card)
|4752 x 3168 ||Fine ||370 ||170 |
|Normal ||740 ||740 |
|3456 x 2304 ||Fine ||610 ||610 |
|Normal ||1190 ||1190 |
|2352 x 1568 ||Fine ||1080 ||1080 |
|Normal ||2030 ||2030 |
4752 x 3168
|N/A ||90 ||9 |
|RAW (4752 x 3168) |
+ JPEG (4752 x 3168)
|RAW + JPEG (Fine) ||72 ||4 |
Self-Timer: The timer allows you to take a picture 2 or 10 seconds after pressing the shutter button.
Another setting records from 2 to 10 images continuously after a 10 second
Mirror Lockup: The Mirror Lockup feature helps prevent
camera vibration when using a super telephoto lens or shooting close-ups.
Auto Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated
automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback.
Image Review: The image can be displayed on the LCD
monitor immediately after it's taken. The review time can
be set to off (not displayed), 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Hold, which keeps the image
displayed on the LCD monitor until the camera is focused again or the auto power
off function eges.
Slide Show: You can view all images on the memory card one
after another with the Auto Playback function (slide show). The time each image is displayed on
the LCD monitor can be set to 1 second, 2 seconds, 3 seconds or 5 seconds. You
can also choose to show all images on the card, all images from a specific date,
only movie files, or only still photos.
This feature allows you to view four (2 x 2) or nine (3 x 3) images at once on the LCD monitor so that
you can search for an image quickly.
Jump Playback: During
playback you can jump to images 1, 10 or 100 images at a time. You can also jump
to the next date, jump to the next movie, or jump to the next still photo.
When viewing a still picture in single image playback mode, you can magnify the
image from 1.5x to 10x. While the image is magnified, you can scroll anywhere
around the image.
Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270°
in the LCD monitor.
Multi-Language: The camera's menus system
supports 25 different languages including English, French, and Spanish.
Auto Power Off: To save battery
power, the camera turns off automatically after a period of non-operation. The
Auto Power Off time can be set to 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 4 minutes, 8 minutes,
Auto Power Off function can also be turned off.
Direct Print Function:
Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a
CP-series printer that supports the Direct Print function. You can also connect
the camera directly to certain Canon Bubble Jet printers. In this way, you can
make prints directly from the camera without connecting a
Capability: Using the supplied USB
cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer.
PictBridge is a new standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant
camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of
Exif Print (Exif 2.21):
The Canon EOS Rebel T1i
conforms to Exif Print, a worldwide standard. Vital camera settings (such as
exposure mode, white balance, exposure time) and scene data are recorded to the
image file when it is captured. Printers compatible with Exif
Print are able to use this information to produce high quality photographs,
exactly the way they were intended at the time of capture. This intelligent
communication process also allows the printer to correct for poor lighting or
mistakes, resulting in photos that can be even better than the originals.
Video/HDMI Outputs: With the supplied video cable, you can playback
still images and movies from the camera on a TV (NTSC or PAL). There is also a mini-HDMI jack
which allows you to connect the camera to an HDTV; an HDMI-to-miniHDMI cable is required
(item number 280HTC100).
Power Options: The EOS
Rebel T1i operates on the supplied LP-E5
Lithium-Ion battery (7.4 V/1080 mAh). Battery performance decreases when used in
temperatures below 32° F. The battery can be charged in the supplied LC-E5
battery charger in approximately 2 hours. You can use AA batteries in the
optional BG-E5 battery grip (item number 280BGE5). The battery performance specs are as
Temperature || |
50% Flash Use |
50% Flash Use |
Live View Shooting
Approx. 400 shots ||
Approx. 170 shots |
0° C/32° F ||
Approx. 380 shots ||
Approx. 160 shots |
Optional AC Power: With the optional ACK-E5 AC
adapter kit, you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not
worry about the battery becoming exhausted.
Compatibility: The EOS Rebel T1i is compatible with
all Canon lenses in the EF lineup, ranging from ultra-wide-angle to
super-telephoto lenses, and including Canon's new EF-S series lenses,
manufactured specifically for the Digital SLRs.
Compatibility: Canon's optional EX-series Speedlites offer professional-quality illumination for virtually any subject.
The Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX is useful for close-ups and macro photography. You can
also link several flashes to fire together wirelessly, with the optional Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2.
Supplied Software: The
EOS Rebel T1i comes bundled with the
EOS Digital Solution Disc Ver.20.0, which includes:
- Digital Photo Professional Ver.3.6 (Windows and Macintosh):
primarily for RAW image viewing, editing, processing, and printing (you can
also edit JPEG images while retaining the original images)
- ZoomBrowserEX Ver.6.3
(Windows)/ImageBrowser Ver.6.3 (Macintosh): primarily for JPEG image
viewing, editing, organizing, and printing. (works with RAW images also)
- PhotoStitch Ver.3.1 (Windows)/PhotoStitch Ver.3.2: merges images
together vertically or horizontally to make large panoramic images
- Picture Style Editor Ver.1.5 (Windows and Macintosh): allows
you to edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and save them
as original Picture Style files
- EOS Utility Ver.2.6: allows you to
download images from your camera's memory card onto your computer's hard
- Original Data Security Tools Ver.1.6 (Windows): verify
and decrypt encrypted images taken with compatible EOS cameras; images can
be verified with the Original Data Security tool to confirm that they have
not been tampered with or manipulated
- WFT Utility Ver.3.3 (Windows and Macintosh): makes
communications setting for wireless file transfers
| ||Windows ||Macintosh |
|OS ||Windows Vista |
|Mac OS X v10.4, v10.5 |
|CPU ||Still Images || |
Pentium 1.3 GHz or higher
PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor
Core2 Duo 2.6 GHz ||
Core2 Duo 2.6 GHz |