Photography has long been a technical as well as an aesthetic pursuit, and modern cameras are increasingly sophisticated image capture devices. Ammonite's Expanded Guides provide comprehensive and accessible guidance in the use of these and the software required to maximize the results obtained, providing the fastest and best way to exploit today's digital cameras.
Canon's Rebel T3/EOS 1100D is an entry level DSLR designed to update and replace its flagship EOS 1000D, which lacked video recording facility – the new camera includes 720p HD video. The new model incorporates improvements to sensor and picture resolution in an interchangeable lens camera that ideally suits the novice with an eye on budget.
The Rebel T3/EOS 1100D includes a "guide mode" that walks the user through the camera's various functions on-screen – a useful feature for the first-time DSLR owner becoming familiar with the more complicated functions.
Automatic shooting modes including Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Action and Night Scene; a quick menu screen enables adjustments according to the scene's ambience. In the Basic Zones adjustments can be made according to lighting or scene type, and ambience settings from Vivid, Soft, Warm, Intense, Cool, Brighter, Darker to Monochrome, are possible. Lighting settings offer a choice of Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, or Sunset.