Low ISO noise

The T1i delivers very good, low-noise results, even as high as ISO 1,600. Read full review
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High ISO noise

ISO 3,200 is about as high as I'd go unless absolutely necessary; above that and you seriously lose sharpness and dynamic range, and see a lot of noise artifacts. Read full review
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Distortion

The 18-55mm kit lens that ships with the T1i has been around for a while, and isn't bad for a consumer model. It's pretty sharp, with a reasonable amount of barrel distortion at its widest angle. Read full review
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Sharpness

With a better lens than the kit model, this would probably have come out sharper. It looks about the same as the test shot from the XSi. Read full review
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Sharpness

The higher resolution yields some nicely detailed shots; the relatively inexpensive lens is probably the constraining factor in getting better sharpness out of photos like these. It's still pretty good for the money, though. Read full review
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Color

Canon seems to be punching up the color a bit more with the T1i than it did with the XSi, and it's not quite as accurate (though it's well within the bounds of acceptability). Read full review
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