As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS Rebel T1i is also often compared to pro DSLRs and super zooms. The Canon EOS Rebel T1i's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T5 and the Rebel T3) and Nikon (such as the D5100 and the D610)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
4 years newer
$337 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the T1i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the T1i)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and T1i

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
1 year newer
$394 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the T1i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the T1i)

  • None found

common strengths of the T3 and T1i

  • None found

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
4 years newer
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the T1i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the T1i)

  • None found

common strengths of the T5i and T1i

  • None found

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
2 years newer
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the T1i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the T1i)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5100 and T1i

  • None found

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
10 months newer

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the T1i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (vs the T1i)

  • None found

common strengths of the T2i and T1i

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the T1i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the T1i)

  • None found

common strengths of the T3i and T1i

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
4 years newer
$790 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,774 - $2,447 28-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the T1i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the T1i)

  • None found

common strengths of the D610 and T1i

  • None found

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
7 months older
$532 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 50D (vs the T1i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 50D (vs the T1i)

  • None found

common strengths of the 50D and T1i

  • None found

Sony SLT A77

Sony SLT-A77
2 years newer
$1,967 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A77 (vs the T1i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A77 (vs the T1i)

  • None found

common strengths of the SLT A77 and T1i

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D
3 years older
$2,499 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 5D (vs the T1i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5D (vs the T1i)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D and T1i

  • None found

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
1 year newer
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the T1i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the T1i)

  • None found

common strengths of the 60D and T1i

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon T1i compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 461k dots), takes significantly higher resolution photos (15.1 MP vs 6.1 MP), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a much longer battery life (400 shots vs 250 shots).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and is older (march 2009 vs january 2013).

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
4 years newer
$289

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the T1i)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the T1i)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 920k dots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 400 shots

common strengths of the SX510 HS and T1i

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
  • Light weight: 349 g vs 520 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 2.4"

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
1 year newer
$546

Significant advantages of the P500 (vs the T1i)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P500 (vs the T1i)

  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 400 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the P500 and T1i

  • Fairly small: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 520 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 2.4"

Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd

Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd
2 years older

Significant advantages of the S6000fd (vs the T1i)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S6000fd (vs the T1i)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 235k dots vs 920k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the S6000fd and T1i

  • Light weight: 700 g vs 520 g
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the T1i)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the T1i)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only
  • Lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 15.1 MP

common strengths of the L820 and T1i

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 2.4"
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 520 g

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
6 years newer
$229 - $237

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the T1i)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the T1i)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much shorter battery life: 195 shots vs 400 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX420 IS and T1i

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
  • Light weight: 325 g vs 520 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 2.4"

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
4 years newer
$244

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the T1i)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the T1i)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only
  • Lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 15.1 MP

common strengths of the L830 and T1i

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
  • Great battery life: 390 shots vs 400 shots
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 2.4"