Canon Rebel T3i / EOS 600D with 18 MP and HD Movie
February 7th, 2011. Canon Inc. has today introduced the Canon Rebel T3i (EOS 600D in some countries) digital SLR. As an updated version of the Canon Rebel T2i (EOS 550D) announced last year, the Canon Rebel T3i incorporates the same 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor, and the same DIGIC 4 image processor, capturing images at up to ISO 12800 and speeds of up to 3.7 fps.
Like the Rebel T2i / EOS 550D, the new Rebel T3i also features the same 9-point AF system, 63 zone dual metering system, and offers full HD movie recording, with full manual control and external microphone plug-in for sound recording if so desired. Additionally the Canon Rebel T3i features a very similar body design to its predecessor.
In terms of what is changed on the Rebel T3i / EOS 600D the main feature difference is that the Rebel T3i now offers a vari-angle articulated LCD monitor, although with similar specs. The screen size is 3.0-inches with 1,040K dot resolution and provides a wide viewing angle and anti-reflective and smudge resistant coatings like on the Rebel T2i SLR.
The Canon Rebel T3i built-in flash now also offers an Integrated Speedlite Transmitter allowing for wireless activation of dedicated Canon external flash units (optional) for more creative flash photography.
Additional new features include updates to make the camera even more user-friendly than its predecessor, with a 'Basic +' mode (like on the EOS 60D) that allows novice users to make adjustments to image settings with ease by following simple guides.
In automatic shooting modes such as Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Action and Night Scene, users can access a quick menu screen to make adjustments as per the scenes ambience. When shooting in one of the Rebel T3i's Basic Zones users can make adjustments as per the scenes lighting or scene type. An easy-to-read menu lets you select an ambience setting from Vivid, Soft, Warm, Intense, Cool, Brighter, Darker to Monochrome, while a Lighting setting allows users to select from Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light or Sunset.
Canon has also included a new Feature Guide on the Rebel T3i with an enhanced Quick Settings Screen that now includes detailed descriptions of camera settings. The Feature Guide is designed to help first-time users and beginning enthusiasts better understand each camera setting with descriptions and guided recommendations for when to utilize certain settings. Along with an explanation of camera settings and modes, the Feature Guide includes easy-to-understand directions of how to use particular settings such as aperture adjustment in Canons Creative Auto mode.
The Canon Rebel T3i also features a new Scene Intelligent Auto technology, re-branding the "Auto" green mode dial setting found on earlier Canon Rebel models with a boxed A+ design. This new camera setting now takes Picture Style into account as part of the cameras Auto setting.
By analyzing faces, colours, brightness, movement, and contrast, the camera will dynamically adjust picture-style parameters to match the subject and control vividness.
The Canon EOS T3i Digital SLR camera is scheduled to be available by the beginning of March, and will be sold in a body-only configuration at an estimated retail price of $899.99. It will also be offered in a kit version with Canons new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II zoom lens at an estimated retail price of $999.99 Canadian.
18.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor for high image quality and speed: The Rebel T3i features the same proven Canon-designed 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor found in the Canon Rebel T2i. Exclusively designed and manufactured by Canon to work in combination with its own DIGIC processors, Canons CMOS technology integrates advanced noise reduction circuitry at each pixel site, delivering virtually noise-free images. In comparison with CCD technology, the lower power consumption characteristics of Canons CMOS sensors also contribute to longer battery life.
Signal conversion in Canons CMOS sensors is handled by individual amplifiers at each pixel site. Unnecessary charge transfer operations are avoided, vastly speeding up the process of getting the signal to the image processor. Noise is reduced, power consumption is limited and faster frame rate potential is increased.
ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800) for shooting from bright to dim light: With a broad range of ISO settings, the Canon Rebel T3i / EOS 600D enables shooting from dawn through dusk. With enhanced, low-noise high-sensitivity optimization, shooting in situations previously possible only with flash becomes as simple as point and shoot.
When Full HD (1920 x 1080) is set, you can use Movie Digital Zoom to magnify the center of the image by 3-10x while at the same time maintaining Full HD image quality. With the Video Snapshot feature, the EOS Rebel T3i DSLR will capture short video clips (of 2, 4 or 8 seconds) then combine them automatically into one video file as a snapshot or highlights album. With no editing needed after shooting, the compiled video is ideal for sharing online or displaying directly on an HDTV via the camera's HDMI port.
In addition to a number of different recording size and frame rate modes, the EOS Rebel T3i enables easy manual control of exposure, focus and Live View features and even allows for in-camera editing. The large CMOS sensor and compatibility with over 60 lenses provide a wealth of depth-of-field options. And it's all as easy as the press of a button the EOS Rebel T3i has a dedicated Live View/Movie Recording start/stop button that gets the shooting started fast.
Vari-Angle LCD Monitor: The EOS Rebel T3i features a bright, high resolution, flip-out Vari-angle 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor for shooting at a variety of angles. By simply rotating the monitor, you can hold the camera directly overhead for above-the-crowd shots at concerts, or hold the camera at a low angle for kids and pets.
By rotating the LCD
monitor fully, the EOS Rebel T3i becomes the ideal camera for self-portraits.
The EOS Rebel T3i freely enables easy angle adjustments even if the camera
is mounted on a tripod or has a battery grip attached.
So when the camera is photographing a face it will reproduce more natural skin tones or blue skies for more vivid landscapes, a flashy red car for more saturated colour and evening sunsets for more expressive images. the Rebel T3i automatically analyzes the image, taking into account faces, colors, brightness, movement and contrast. Scene Intelligent Auto then chooses the enhancing features to deliver maximum impact. Blues and greens are more vivid, hot colors are more pronounced, and skin tones are smooth and truer to life.
The Rebel T3i / EOS
600D featres a metering sensor with 63 zones, compatible with all nine
AF points. Typically, metering sensors are more sensitive to red subjects
which can lead to overexposure. The Rebel T3i counters this with the
dual layer sensor, which has one layer sensitive to red and green light
and one that is sensitive to blue and green light. The metering algorithm
then compares the level of the two layers and adjusts the meter reading
In addition to the cameras standard 3:2 ration, the Multi-Aspect Function includes a 1:1 ratio that creates the sensation that the viewer's gaze is focusing upon the center of the image. At the 4:3 ratio, you get nearly the same aspect ratio as a regular TV or a 4:3 computer display. The 16:9 aspect ratio provides a wide look, much the same as HDTV.
Consumers can now record a series of two-, four- or eight-second video clips automatically. The scenes are assembled by the camera into continuous Video Snapshot Album files for easy playback and can even be further edited in camera or through Canons Video Snapshot Task software on a compatible personal computer for added flexibility and fun.
(1) The Soft Focus effect filter helps dramatize an image and smooth over shiny reflections.
(2) The Grainy Black and White filter can give a different nostalgic perspective to any shot.
(3) Canons Toy Camera filter deliberately adds vignetting and colour shift for a creative option when shooting a colourful scene.
(4) Users can also make a scene appear like a small-scale model, simulating the look from a tilt-shift lens, with Canons Miniature Effect filter, great when shooting any scene from a high vantage point.
Canon Rebel T3i / EOS 600D Digital SLR: Press Release
February 7th, 2011 Canon today announces the launch of the Rebel T3i (EOS 600D in some countries) a compact, lightweight Digital SLR (DSLR) that makes capturing exciting, fun and creative images easier than ever. The perfect choice for aspiring photographers looking for a combination of outstanding image quality and ease-of-use, the Rebel T3i sits at the top of Canons entry-level EOS line-up, above the existing EOS T2i and the new Rebel T3.
Capturing stunning images and Full HD video has never been easier, thanks to a range of automatic shooting modes that beginners can use to instantly express their creativity. A Feature Guide has been added to the user interface to help you learn about the camera as you use it, helping to develop your photography skills. With an unrivalled range of EF lenses, Speedlites and other accessories to enhance your shooting, the EOS system holds the key to the perfect shot wherever your journey takes you, and whatever the scene before you.
Great for shooting pets, children or wildlife, the Rebel T3i allows high-speed shooting at 3.7 frames per second (fps), enabling you to capture fast-moving action. Each shot will be captured in sharp detail thanks to the 9-point Auto Focus system, which can track subjects using the auto focus points across the frame. Even more accurate focusing is providing by an extra-sensitive central AF Sensor, while the iFCL Metering system from the semi-professional EOS 7D features a 63-zone Dual-layer metering sensor, helping you to ensure your shot is correctly exposed, even in difficult lighting conditions.
shooting, amazing results
The Rebel T3i also makes it easy for you to instantly add creativity to your pictures. Change the atmosphere of a scene with Basic+, which allows you to pick the mood you want to achieve from one of eight options, including Warm, Cool or Intense. Whether youre shooting landscapes, portraits, or close-up macro shots, Basic+ makes it easy to capture the perfect image.
You can also shoot overhead, at ground level or around corners with the Rebel T3is Vari-angle 7.7cm 3:2 ratio ClearView LCD. Rich on-screen detail is provided in 1.04 million-dot resolution, and the side-mounted hinge allows users to comfortably and creatively shoot from a range of unusual angles, or when using a tripod. A smudge-resistant fluorine coating and three anti-reflection coatings also ensure you can see the LCD in clear detail, wherever you are.
Allowing you to apply your own stamp to your shots, the Rebel T3i is perfect for experimenting with different Creative Filters. Fish-eye-Effect creates a barrel-shaped distortion similar to a fish-eye lens, and you can instantly turn a scene into a small-scale model with Miniature Effect. Toy Camera Effect, Grainy B/W and Soft Focus offer additional options, allowing you to experiment with your images in a number of different ways.
stunning detail with EOS movie
Enabling you to capture more engaging videos, Video Snapshot mode shoots video in two, four, or eight second segments, creating clips that are short, easy to edit and of similar lengths to clips used in most TV programmes. As they are recorded, the clips are saved to a Video Snapshot Album and combined into one movie. A soundtrack can be added by choosing from tracks uploaded to the camera and the result viewed on the cameras LCD, or on an HDTV via the built-in mini HDMI connection.
system unrestricted creativity
Using Canons range of Speedlite flashes and the Rebel T3is Integrated Speedlite Transmitter , you can also experiment with different lighting techniques, or use your flash off-camera, to give your subject or scene a completely different look and feel. With the Easy Wireless function, the camera will also take care of the complicated settings whilst you focus on framing and lighting your scene as you wish.
new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
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