Last update (May 11, 2009): Wedding video clip by Petrov Designs.
This page is a compilation of annotated links to sample movies and video clips taken with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i / 500D / Kiss X3 DSLR camera.
Full attribution is given by linking to the source and where available, the author’s homepage or photo gallery.
Wedding video clip by Petrov Designs
This is a very nicely done video by Edward Platero, which is a mixture of footage taken in the T1i’s movie mode, and still photos. Lens used was the Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG IF Aspherical lens (Canon mount).
Read more about the video shoot at EdwardPlatero.com.
Canon 500D Video Test — Odense River by Skodked
Lens used on the T1i to shoot this video was the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L.
As I write this entry, owners are getting their first shipments of the T1i everywhere.
This movie clip is from one of the first owners of the 500D, and is an example of the brilliant audio quality you get with T1i / 500D footage.
Owning a Nikon D90 myself, and having seen various samples from the Nikon D5000, I’m of the opinion that the sound quality from the video-capable Canon DSLRs (the other being the Canon 5D Mark II) is far superior.
Read more from Skodked (aka Christian Carstensen) on how this movie was shot.
That forum post also has a link to a 720p movie file, “Runners” (download runners.mp4).
Hong Kong female model with a nice smile
I guess this footage gives you a pretty good idea of what the quality would be like if you used the T1i to record a photogenic person talking, smiling and endorsing a product.
T1i footage by Rob Galbraith / Little Guy Media
There are nine T1i / 500D / Kiss X3 / 5D Mark II video files you can download from their article “HD video capture, 15MP sensor in Canon EOS Rebel T1i“.
With reference to the above thumbnails, from top to bottom, left to right, the details are as follows — right-click on the title of the footage to save the QuickTime file to your hard drive:
- Grand Central — T1i, EF 16-35mm II lens, 640 x 480 @ 30 fps.
- Grand Central — T1i, EF 16-35mm II lens, 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps.
- Grand Central — T1i, EF 16-35mm II lens, 1920 x 1080 @ 20 fps.
- Grand Central, with panning motion — T1i, EF 16-35mm II lens, 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps.
- 42nd Street — T1i, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens, 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps.
- 42nd Street — T1i, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens, 1920 x 1080 @ 20 fps.
- Scrum — T1i, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens, 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps.
- Traffic (contributed by Vincent Laforet) — T1i, EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens, 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps.
- Traffic (contributed by Vincent Laforet) — 5D Mark II, EF 500mm f/4L IS USM lens, 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps.
I don’t feel comfortable with the level of “stutter” I see in the 20 fps clips which were shot at 1080p (1920 x 1080) with the T1i / 500D. 24 fps on the Nikon D90 is comparatively smoother, but the T1i’s clips have a higher video and audio quality.
Don’t forget to check out Rob Galbraith’s T1i article for more insights into the camera’s movie capture capabilities, and his thoughts on the T1i vs 5D Mark 2 as far as footage quality is concerned.