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Old    Dizzy Jenkins (dizzyj)      Join Date: Jul 2003       11-27-2009, 9:57 AM Reply   
Looking at a camera or a camcorde for Xmas. I only have a point and shoot. I like the idea that the ti1 can do both although I'm sure it's not ad good at either being a Dslr or video, but does it do a good job? Seems line having the video option on a dslr would be pretty convirnient
Old    Ben B (benbuchholz)      Join Date: Oct 2009       12-09-2009, 4:13 PM Reply   
I just bought a T1i, and the video on it is really nice. it beats my old Sony Handycam by a LONG shot. plus, it gives me all the options like spot focusing, blurring out, all that stuff without needing to get a super expensive HVX or any camcorder like that, that are up in the $1,000+ range. I actually have a video I can post up on youtube so that you can see its quality if you want. Or else, just go to Youtube and search "T1i test video". there's one that I thought was really good, shows how versatile the camera is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GxUwQpjchI. The one negative i've noticed is the T1i's mic picks up the sound of the camera autofocusing. manual focus is better, but you can still hear it. Not a problem for me, as i usually have music over it.
Old    Dizzy Jenkins (dizzyj)      Join Date: Jul 2003       12-10-2009, 8:05 AM Reply   
Ya thnk I'm ging t get a ti. The video is pretty damn good especially with some good glass. Plus I think I would use the video more just because it's a setting away instead of another peice of gear
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       12-10-2009, 8:58 AM Reply   
I'm not sure there's a reason to buy a small consumer cam anymore. They really don't handle any better then a DSLR and given the sensor size and quality of even std lenses on the Rebel the video is going to be much better.
Old    Ben B (benbuchholz)      Join Date: Oct 2009       12-10-2009, 3:20 PM Reply   
oh and DJ what you'd said about "Not as good at either being a dslr or video", as in its not good as just a DSLR? i think is what you meant. completely the opposite. 15.1 megapixel and some good lens, (like rich said), and its a high quality photo-takin piece of equipment.
Old    Dizzy Jenkins (dizzyj)      Join Date: Jul 2003       12-10-2009, 8:49 PM Reply   
Ya, I figured that there are some features missing, but really, it seems like bells and whistles. no top lcd screen...etc. I was lookng at a 40d due to the 6fps, whereas the ti1 is only 3.4fps.

but really for my abilities, its totally overkill as a dslr. I just hope ill be able to take some good shots.

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