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Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D Digital SLRs
Product DescriptionThe Canon EOS Rebel T3i – or outside the US, the 600D – is a lot more than the entry-level digital SLR it appears to be. It has the same 18-megapixel CMOS sensor and 1080p HD video as the EOS 60D and EOS 7D and like the 60D, it also has a handy tilt-swivel LCD. It offers full manual exposure control for those who want it, as well as user-friendly scene modes for photographers with less experience.
Submitted by Anthony Reiss a Professional
Date Reviewed: October 8, 2011
Strengths: Incomparable entry level DSLR. Nothing like it.
The price offering is just unbelievable.
Value for money.
Comes with FREE wireless transmitter.
Slightly larger ergonomics and shape than the sister 550D making it better to hold
Weaknesses: The focusing points on the viewfinder look like dirt spots.
There is this thin square line which is the AF sensor, then a dirt spot in the middle.
All nine of them.
Whoever conceived of using this dirt spot as a focusing point for Canon cameras should be fired by Canon.
It is so annoying, it looks like a mold spot on an old moldy lens.
One of the most value for money DSLRs to come in a long time.
To those who know what they are after in a DSLR, what they want out of a DSLR, this model has a lot to offer, and is a refreshing solution to their needs.
I will not repeat what has been said or what you can learn from information out there, rather, I will spell out what really gets me excited about this new model.
1. It has the same sensor as the 7D and the 60D.
To a lot of experienced photographers, that's what counts the most, only followed by the bells and whistles that are thrown in.
2. Articulated screen. For someone like me, who has been in the video and film movie industry for over 20 years, an articulated screen means a lot. It makes the ergonomics of this model closer to the feel of a pro video cam.
3. Full manual control of exposures in movie mode. That's Hollywood style.
4. Built in Wireless Flash trigger. It's like having a FREE wireless trigger inside the camera worth $250 to $300 dollars. You may not use it frequently, but it's always there.
5. Choice of Widescreen and Regular screen ratio with choices of Frame Rates for movies. Wow.
6. Ability to recognize the attached lens and compensate the lens errors. Yippee.
7. Entry level has never been like this. While other manufacturers "strip" cameras of features, Canon just keeps on improving this genre!
Duration Product Used: 21+ years
Price Paid: $784.00
Purchased At: Canon Dealer
Similar Products Used: 5D
Type of photography: Fine Art