Canon just launched their second DSLR that can record video. This time, the new Canon EOS Rebel T1i is a part of the entry-level Rebel range, making HD movie-recording much more affordable. Compared to the $3000 USD full-frame Canon EOS 5D Mark II, the Rebel T1i has an introductory price around $800 and still records HD movies at 1080p resolution, although a little slower at 20 FPS vs the 5D’s 30 FPS.
The Canon Rebel T1i can also record 15 megapixels still images with a base ISO range of 100 to 3200, expandable up to ISO 12800, and shoot continuously at 3.4 FPS. This DSLR retains the capabilities of the excellent 12 megapixels Canon Rebel XSi. Given the performance of its mid-range sibling, the Canon EOS 50D, the T1i is expected to produce high-quality images. Even though this new model is part of the lower-cost range, it sits above the minimalist Canon Rebel XS. This shows in its quite complete feature set: 9-point autofocus, 4 metering modes including spot, WB fine-tuning, WB bracketing, 2 second self-timer with mirror-lockup, 920K pixels 3″ LCD and exposure-correct live-view.