Canon T1i PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Canon EOS Rebel T1i? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Canon makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the T1i offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Canon EOS Rebel T1i below.
In any case, the T1i (called Canon 500D in some regions) is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera was officially introduced on March 25th, 2009, which means that, as of today, the camera is 5371 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Canon T2i as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Canon's instruction manual for the T1i
The camera's instruction manual is 228 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the T1i is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Canon EOS Rebel T1i manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.
If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Canon's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Canon T1i manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Canon EOS Rebel T1i
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your T1i by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Canon T1i is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Canon T1i FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the T1i.
What type of imaging sensor is used in the Canon T1i?
The camera features a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
Which image processing chip is used in the Canon T1i to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Canon equipped the T1i with the DIGIC 4 image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Canon T1i?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 6400.
What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Canon EOS Rebel T1i?
Canon mentions a shutter rating of 100 000 actuations for the T1i. This number represents a Mean Time before Failure, that is an average value. The shutter might fail earlier, or it might last longer. Anyway, in order to exhaust the expected shutter life of the T1i over, say, three years, one would have to take about 100 pictures each and every day.
How do I find the shutter count on my Canon T1i?
Canon embeds the number of shutter actuations in the camera firmware. You can check the number of shots that your T1i has taken up to now by using a third-party app, as described on the Canon T1i shutter count page.
Does the Canon T1i feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with the Canon T1i for flash photography?
The T1i's flash sync speed is 1/200 sec.
Which battery does the Canon T1i use?
Is there a vertical grip available for the Canon T1i?
Yes, Canon offers the BG-E5 as an optional accessory to facilitate shooting in portrait orientation and to provide additional battery power.
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Canon EOS Rebel T1i.
|Camera Model||Canon T1i|
|Camera Type||Digital single lens reflex|
|Camera Lens||Canon EF mount lenses|
|Launch Date||March 2009|
|Launch Price||USD 799|
|Sensor Format||APS-C Sensor|
|Sensor Size||22.3 x 14.9 mm|
|Sensor Area||332 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||26.8 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||15.1 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||4 752 x 3 168 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||4.69 μm|
|Pixel Density||4.53 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||1080/20p Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 6 400 ISO|
|ISO Boost||100 - 12 800 ISO|
|Image Processor||DIGIC 4|
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)||63|
|DXO Color Depth (bits)||21.7|
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)||11.5|
|DXO Low Light (ISO)||663|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||95%|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||920k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Phase-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000s|
|Continuous Shooting||3.4 shutter flaps/s|
|Shutter Life Expectancy||100 000 actuations|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDHC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||no|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||mini HDMI|
|Wifi Support||no Wifi|
|Battery Type||LP-E5 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||400 shots per charge|
129 x 98 x 62 mm
(5.1 x 3.9 x 2.4 in)
|Camera Weight||520 g (18.3 oz)|
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