Canon has just announced the 15.1 megapixel EOS 500D (Rebel T1i in the US).
The new DSLR shoots HD movie at up to full 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) but only does so at 20 frames per second. Lower shooting resolutions of 720p or VGA will also be available to get the most from your memory card. It pops out .mov files in the H.264 codec.
It goes up to ISO 3200 in regular mode with two extra emergency settings of 6400 and 12800.
– 3″, 920,000 pixels LCD, with a “Live View” mode
– 95% viewfinder coverage
– self-cleaning sensor
– APS-C sized sensor measures 30mm diagonally
The 500D will cost just $800 for the body and for $900 in a kit with the EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens and will be available in May 2009.