If you are looking for a camera that basically was made for a point and shoot this is a great camera and takes really nice pictures. Here are some things I did not like about the camera you have to go into the menus to adjust everything, to change the aperture setting you have to switch the dial at the top to the A (aperture) mode then switch it back to the M (manual) mode and then change your shutter speed. I tried using other auto focus lenses with this camera and they do not auto focus unless they are newer. I am returning this item and going to get the D7000 instead so I have more control over the options I mentioned above, yes it is more money but I guess you get what you pay for as far as features go. I will say I would recommend this to someone who look camera for sale, but that also depends on if you want to do most everything in automatic modes witch does give you great pictures, however if you want to learn photography I would not recommend this it’s a pain to go into and out of menus and flip this switch or that switch to get into different settings. I can’t give a reaview on the video recording did not use it.


Canon EOS Rebel T1i 15.1 MP CMOS DSLR Camera Review

Canon EOS Rebel T1i 15.1 MP CMOS DSLR Camera Review

I’ve had it for several months now and absolutely love it. The battery stays charged for a very long time, even in cold weather. The pictures are crisp, and if you are learning how to use a Canon DSLR it is a great starter camera. The lens that comes with it isn’t the best by any means, but it was great for starting out and I haven’t had a problem out of the camera.

B Lane on controlling light: “Balancing the light to create the dynamic and edgy look
was the key in this shot. I wanted to show the energy and excitement of the music so it was necessary to combine a variety of lights. We were shooting on a roof at twilight, so I wanted to burn in the lights from the background buildings to get the urban feeling. I lit the musician with strobes to get the quality, direction and depth to establish the mood. The main light is a beauty dish at f/8 and there’s a strip light at f/5.6 to the side creating the edge light on him. Dragging the shutter – using a longer shutter speed – brings in the light in the background, as well as giving enough time for the sparkler light to move through the shot. These four very different light sources needed to be carefully balanced. All these computations were based on the meter. There’s no way I can guess all this.  My metering has to be precise, quick and accurate. Incident for the strobes, reflected for the sky. Bang! Right on!”