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Is anyone looking at a new digital SLR, particularly the new Canon which also shoots HD video? It just hit the market this week.<p>Canon EOS 500D (Digital Rebel T1i )<p>Am curious what folks think about it and its competition.<p><A HREF="http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canoneos500d" TARGET="_blank">http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canoneos500d</A>/<p>
 

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Re: New Digital SLR - Canon EOS 500D (Digital Rebel T1i ) - good idea?? (adp)

You can't go wrong with it. I see it as a very decent entry level dSLR with HD video capabilities to boot as icing on the cake. Look at some of the videos done by its higher end cousin the 5D Mark II with the "L" lenses. My mom is looking at the T1i since I have all Canon lenses and we have been avid Canon users for the past 15 years.
 

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Re: New Digital SLR - Canon EOS 500D (Kirb)

another reason I am looking at Canon is that my brother-in-law and F-in-law have many Canon lenses and have offered them to me to borrow whenever I want (provided they have no conflict). That's a good incentive to buy Canon.
 

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I do have a stupid question, however (so feel free to not answer it): when you take stills, you can take out the card, put it in a reader attached to your TV's usb port, and run a slide show. Will the same approach work with video on that card? (or do you ahve to go through your pc or camera to play)?
 

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Not to sound like photo-snob but you should be shooting RAW, which means that slide show thingy will not work. <p>JK, well sorta, once you get your new dSLR shooting RAW is where its at. RAW can save your bacon (ie, wrong WB settings) and gives you tremendous control over your photos.<p>And to answer your question, I don't think TV's have built in media players. In the near future they probably will..
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>adp</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I do have a stupid question, however (so feel free to not answer it): when you take stills, you can take out the card, put it in a reader attached to your TV's usb port, and run a slide show. Will the same approach work with video on that card? (or do you ahve to go through your pc or camera to play)?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Here is the website with the manual near the bottom in .pdf: <p><br><A HREF="http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EOS-Rebel-T1i-500D-Digital-SLR-Camera-Review.aspx" TARGET="_blank">http://www.the-digital-picture....aspx</A><p>Have a good read. The answer is in there. <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Kirb at 11:05 AM 5-6-2009</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Kirb</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Here is the manual: <p><br> <A HREF="http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EOS-Rebel-T1i-500D-Digital-SLR-Camera-Review.aspx" TARGET="_blank">http://www.the-digital-picture....aspx</A> <p>Have a good read. The answer is in there. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>no, this is the manual:<br><A HREF="http://media.the-digital-picture.com/Owners-Manuals/Canon-EOS-Rebel-T1i-500D-Digital-SLR-Camera-Owners-Manual.pdf" TARGET="_blank">http://media.the-digital-pictu...l.pdf</A><p>thanks for the link to the manual. It is making me think twice about the movie capability of the 500D
 

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thanks for correction, but the website is very informative (Canon biased of course). good luck!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Kirb</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">thanks for correction, but the website is very informative (Canon biased of course). good luck!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>definitely a cool website. I appreciate the link.<p>Now I just have to figure out how "important" this focus is wrt video.<p>
 
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