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Canon EOS 500D (EOS Rebel T1i / EOS Kiss X3)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1985 reviews of Canon EOS 500D (EOS Rebel T1i / EOS Kiss X3). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and lens. The price and image quality are also appreciated, but views are divided on the image stabilizer. Some have doubts about the storage and color.

usability, image quality, price, lens, portability

focus, memory, viewfinder, color, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon EOS 500D (EOS Rebel T1i / EOS Kiss X3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon EOS 500D (EOS Rebel T1i / EOS Kiss X3)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 user reviews of Canon EOS 500D (EOS Rebel T1i / EOS Kiss X3) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the usability and lens are overall positive. The design and price also get good comments.

portability, price, design, lens, usability

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon EOS 500D (EOS Rebel T1i / EOS Kiss X3)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 user reviews of Canon EOS 500D (EOS Rebel T1i / EOS Kiss X3) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the memory and design are overall positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the portability and durability.

performance, price, usability, design, memory

durability, portability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon EOS 500D (EOS Rebel T1i / EOS Kiss X3)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon EOS 500D (EOS Rebel T1i / EOS Kiss X3) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Canon EOS 500D Digital SLR

 

It's no longer the baby of the Canon DSLR range

The Canon EOS 500D is a worthy successor to the popular 450D, and adds a number of useful features, including the must-have HD video recording, a more powerful sensor and a nice new monitor. Build quality, handling and performance are as good as ever,...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Andrea Thompson (techradar.com)

Canon EOS 500D review

 

An entry-level DSLR with 15MP, a semi-pro feature set and an HD Movie Mode? Can Canon's new 500D live up to expectations?

FullHD video recording ; Great image quality ; Good at high ISO ; Good user interface

Expensive for a first time buy

Though the specification (and price) might be a bit excessive for the first-time SLR user, if you want a compact Canon with HD video and ample room to grow into, consider the 500D. Advanced beginners who can live without the HD may as well step up to...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon EOS 500D with 18-55mm lens review

 

The 500D is a worthy successor to the 450D, but the video mode is disappointing and the large sensor is let down by the kit lens.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Canon EOS Rebel T1i review

 

Slipping neatly into the company's dSLR product line between the XSi and the 40D , the Canon EOS Rebel T1i (aka the 500D elsewhere in the world) pushes the XTi off the edge of the bed into discontinuity. Joined by models like the Nikon D5000 and the...

Fast performance; very nice photo quality; HD video capture.

Annoying viewfinder; video capture is its only better-than-basic feature.

A solid, slightly better-than-basic dSLR, the Canon EOS Rebel T1i delivers photo quality and performance that adequately compensates for most of its annoyances.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Akihabara News (akihabaranews.com)

Canon Kiss X3 (500D or Rebel T1i), the Review

 

I'm very happy with overall photo quality of the Kiss X3 (500D, Rebel T1i). While I can't explain the weird ISO 100 result in low light, the camera will give you great photos most of the time, there's no doubt about it. The video mode on the Kiss is...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by (digitalslrphoto.com)

Canon EOS 500D Review

 

It seems like HD video is the buzzword with DSLR manufacturers at the moment, and while we've not met any amateurs who list it as a feature they look for, it crops up as a headline feature on Canon's latest hobbyist DSLR, the EOS 500D. While this may...

The Canon EOS 500D is, as you'd expect, an excellent camera. In terms of performance, it's hard to fault and the range of features will keep dedicated amateurs more than happy. Its small size and light weight make it a practical choice for many,...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Mobile Tech Addicts (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

For the price I would personally opt for the 50D which is now not much more expensive. The 50D has better build quality and is that big larger, plus it has a better frame rate and better AF. If you are just starting out then you may wish to consider...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : electricpig.co.uk (electricpig.co.uk)

Canon EOS 500D Review

 

A fantastic camera, whichever way you look at it, and whatever your ability.

Easy to use, gorgeous screen and awesome video abilities

Full HD video doesn't record at full speed

Jul, 2009

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Canon EOS 500D

 

The Canon EOS 500D DSLR camera has nine-point autofocus, so no more fiddling with the focus ring, or dodging false autofocus locks. The 500D snaps into sharp focus no matter where you frame your subject, and the camera will even record video too,...

It's not cheap, but if you’re looking for an entry point to serious photography, the Canon Eos 500D is well worth the outlay. Canon EOS 500D is tagged with Canon EOS 500D, camera and DSLR. Select a tag (Canon EOS 500D, for example) to find everything...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Matt Tuffin (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Canon EOS 500D

 

A needless upgrade to a superb DSLR or the next big seller for Canon?

A bit expensive, but the sum of the EOS 500D's parts add up to a camera that will help you develop as a photographer

Jul, 2009

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