Boasting Canon's EOS HD video capture, 18-megapixel resolution, a three-inch Vari-Angle Clear View LCD screen, new Scene Intelligent Auto, new Video Snapshot technology and new Feature Guide instruction, the EOS Rebel T3i DSLR has plenty of reasons for Mom and Dad to step up to a DSLR.
The new EOS Rebel T3i offers fun and easy-to-use features for beginning photographers. For the young enthusiast learning photography or the adult looking to learn more, Canon's new Feature Guide instruction will walk Rebel T3i users through functions and provide recommendations for various settings, a great hands-on learning tool. Point-and-Shoot users looking to step-up to a DSLR will enjoy the T3i camera's Scene Intelligent Auto mode, the most intuitive automatic camera mode available in a Canon Rebel camera to date, providing complete scene analysis and optimized settings.
One of the most sought-after and requested features for a DSLR camera is now part of the new EOS Rebel T3i, Canon's three-inch Vari-Angle Clear View LCD screen, ideal for properly composing those difficult overhead shots.
An A+ for Automatic
- 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor for high image quality and speed.
- ISO 100 - 6400 (expandable to 12800) for shooting from bright to dim light.
- Improved EOS Full HD Movie mode with manual exposure control, expanded recording [1920 x 1080 Full HD video at frame rates of 30 (29.97), 24 (23.976) and 25.0 frames per second] with new Movie Digital zoom and Video Snapshot features for enhanced movie shooting options.
- Vari-angle 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor (3:2) for shooting at high or low angles and 1,040,000-dot VGA with reflection reduction using multi coating and high-transparency materials for bright and clear viewing.
- New Scene Intelligent Auto mode and Picture Style Auto incorporating the new EOS Scene Detection System to capture beautiful scenes with ease.
- Express your creativity with advanced imaging features like Basic+ function, Multi-Aspect function and Creative Filters.
- Enhanced metering with a 63-zone, Dual-layer metering system for accurate metering between exposures, and 9-point AF system utilizing a high precision, f/2.8 cross-type center point.
- 3.7 fps continuous shooting up to approximately 34 JPEGs or approximately 6 RAW.
- New Feature Guide offers short descriptions of each function and Quick Control screen for easy operation.
- Compatibility with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards.
- Compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses.
Canon aims to make everyone a better photographer and has
enhanced the capabilities of the Rebel T3i's automatic mode with new Scene
Intelligent Auto technology, re-branding the green mode dial setting with a
boxed "A+" design. This new camera setting now takes Picture Style into account
as part of the camera's "Auto" setting.
By analyzing faces, colors, brightness, movement, and contrast, the
camera will dynamically adjust picture-style parameters to match the subject
and control vividness. Previously, the
automatic setting on a Rebel DSLR adjusted exposure, focus, white balance, and
Auto Lighting Optimizer, however on the new Rebel T3i, Picture Style Auto is
also taken into account as part of the new Scene Intelligent Auto
technology. By incorporating this fifth
parameter the camera more intelligently analyzes scenes and adjusts settings
based on the subject matter being shot.
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 color and evening sunsets for more expressive images.
Fun Rebel Features
For the first time in a Rebel DSLR, the new Rebel T3i features
a large Vari-Angle three-inch Clear View LCD screen with 1,040,000 dot/VGA resolution
plus anti-reflective and smudge-resistant coatings for bright clear viewing
from any angle. The large Vari-Angle screen helps compose low-angle or overhead
shots whether capturing still images or Full HD video clips. Photographers will enjoy the convenience of
capturing an overhead shot of a parade or low-angle shots of their children on
the Vari-Angle screen.
Canon's new EOS Rebel T3i DSLR gives creative photographers
some fun in-camera tools that enable users to apply Creative Filters to images
after they have been shot without altering the original file. Canon's new Creative Image Filters, familiar
to Canon PowerShot and EOS 60D users, help make a great image more dynamic by
creating an altered copy of the image through any of Canon's four artistic
The Soft Focus effect filter helps dramatize an
image and smooth over shiny reflections.
The Grainy Black and White filter can give a
different nostalgic perspective to any shot.
Canon's "Toy Camera" filter deliberately adds
vignetting and color shift for a creative option when shooting a colorful
Users can also make a scene appear like a
small-scale model, simulating the look from a tilt-shift lens, with Canon's
Miniature Effect filter, great when shooting any scene from a high vantage
Each of these filters can be applied to a captured still
image in-camera to create a second "filtered" JPEG version, leaving the
original JPEG file unaffected.
Another addition to the camera's Live View function is
Canon's new Aspect Ratio feature whereby the Live View screen can display
cropping lines for 1:1, 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratios in addition to the standard
3:2 ratio. These cropping lines make it easier to compose images in Live View,
and they can help to expedite printing when using Canon's supplied Digital
Photo Professional software. Custom aspect ratios are also applied to JPEG
images captured directly in-camera.
EOS HD Video Specs
The EOS Rebel T3i with Full HD video capture at 1920 x 1080
resolution in selectable frame rates of 24p, 25p or 30p will grab the attention
of film students and independent filmmakers alike. The Rebel T3i incorporates two Canon
proprietary technologies for rendering amazing HD video, a DIGIC 4 Imaging
Processor and a large APS-C-sized CMOS sensor capturing fine detail and color
with an amazing cinematic depth of field.
The Rebel T3i DSLR allows for three video recording modes - Full HD and
HD in a 16:9 aspect ratio and Standard Definition (SD) in a 4:3 aspect ratio,
all at selectable frame rates.
EOS HD Video: Ready
For A Close-Up
When shooting Full HD video, the Rebel T3i digitally
provides additional zoom power without sacrificing quality. The new Movie Digital Zoom feature, a first
for Canon DSLRs, allows users to achieve 3x to 10x magnification while shooting
Full HD video. Unlike standard digital
zoom for still images, Movie Digital Zoom crops the video image directly from
the CMOS sensor at Full HD resolution to preserve video quality and still
provide amazing additional telephoto power beyond just the lens. The Movie Digital Zoom feature is great for
those times when the lens isn't enough to get you in close, but this feature provides
the extra boost without a loss in video quality so a child's smile on stage is
just as clear and bright.
EOS Video Snapshot
Canon's new EOS Video
Snapshot feature borrows some innovation from Canon's VIXIA line of camcorders
for capturing, assembling and playing fun-to-watch video clips. EOS Video Snapshot enables users to capture
the video highlights of family vacations, parties or milestone events, with the same ease as taking photos. 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 Canon's Video Snapshot Task software on a compatible personal computer for added flexibility and fun.
Along with the adjustable LCD screen, the new EOS Rebel T3i
DSLR features a class-leading 18-megapixel Canon CMOS sensor, a proprietary
DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor, a 9-point Autofocus system and a 63-zone dual-layer metering
system. Capable of capturing kids at
play or wildlife on the move, the Rebel T3i can shoot up to 34 consecutive full
resolution JPEG still images or up to 11 consecutive RAW images at speeds up to
3.7-frames-per-second to either SD, SDHC or new extended capacity SDXC memory
The Rebel T3i includes an ISO range from 100-6400, allowing
it to capture beautiful images without the need for a flash during milestone
events such as birthday celebrations, yet it still includes a built-in pop-up
flash for those times requiring a little extra light. For the first time on a Rebel camera, the T3i
features a built-in Integrated Speedlite Transmitter making it even easier to
do multi-flash shoots and provide images with greater ambience. The new
Integrated Speedlite settings are now even easier for beginners shooting with