Canon Rebel T3i/600DThe new Canon Rebel T3i (aka 600D) digital camera has arrived on your dealer's shelves, and quite honestly, it is a camera for beginners who want creativity as a component in their photographic experience.
What's New In The Canon Rebel T3i
Looking out for the new photographer who is just getting into the digital SLR community, Canon has added some benefits to an already mighty package so that the Rebel T3i is very alluring, particularly if you have never handled a digital SLR camera.
There are a couple of really excellent reasons that a majority of people give for purchasing their first digital SLR camera. First of all, everybody is aware that the image quality of a DSLR camera is superior to a compact digital camera. However, the ability to switch lenses is also an excellent motivation for buying a digital SLR camera.
In the T3i you get most of the matching technology available in the older T2i, which includes the basic stuff like image sensor and processor. As a matter of fact, the only thing that "appears" different is the LCD screen. The T3i has added an articulating LCD screen similar to the one on the higher quality Canon 60D. For many, this enhancement alone is reason to buy the T3i.
Creative Difference - Welcome Addition To The Rebel T3iThe actual differences come in the camera software which has been tremendously enhanced with the addition of some very creative possibilities that are not available on any of the previous Rebel models. One of those new features is the "Green Square." On the top mode dial, there is a new button that is green, hence the name Green Square. When you set the camera on the Green Square, you basically give the camera Carte Blanche for control. The camera will make some very important decisions about light and sharpness to give you the very best picture possible. And you don't have to do anything except aim and shoot. Canon actually calls this new setting "Scene Intelligent Auto," which is the same as "Intelligent Auto" on some compact digital models.
When set to Scene Intelligent Auto, the camera takes the guess work out of camera settings. You, the new camera owner, can take some awesome shots right from the start.
Sounds great, right? But wait, there's more! There is now a Basic+ selection in the Quick Control screen when the mode dial is set to Basic Zone modes. There are two different options to choose from once you access the Basic+ screen. You can choose Ambiance settings or the Lighting/Scene Type settings. Once more, the camera softrware does all the thinking for you and makes you look like you know what you are doing.
Knowing that this camera has all the same features as the more professional cameras should make the T3i very interesting to those who are considering their 1st digital SLR, especially if the hope of moving up to a more professional camera is the final goal.
And because of the new creative features, you, the new DSLR photographer, will be able to learn the ins and outs of your new camera with comfort because you can experiment with the "pro settings" when you have the time and not when an excellent shot is essential.
Canon has taken the pressure off by giving new photographers professional features and convenience.
The Canon EOS 600D, aka Rebel T3i, gives you a great choice when it comes to beginning digital SLR photography. For further product review, go to www.canonrebelt3i600d.com.