Ilse Jurriën : February 12th 2011 - 22:44 CET
Canon EOS 600D
Canon EOS 600D SLR camera : Canon announces the launch of the EOS 600D (Canon EOS Rebel T3i in the USA) - 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 Canon EOS 600D sits at the top of Canon’s entry-level EOS line-up, above the existing Canon EOS 550D and the new Canon EOS 1100D. 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 to develop your photography skills.|
Canon EOS 600D photos & movies
The Canon EOS 600D SLR camera provides all the tools to capture beautiful stills and HD movies. Amazing picture detail is provided by a high-resolution 18 Megapixel (MP) APS-C CMOS sensor, which combines with 14-bit DIGIC 4 processing so you can capture the wonder of a beautiful blue sky and enjoy exceptionally smooth gradients between colours. The camera’s low light shooting capability enables you to achieve clear, natural images in darker conditions, with an ISO range of 100-6400 that can be further expanded to 12800.
Canon 600D Auto Focus system
Great for shooting pets, children or wildlife, the Canon EOS 600D DSLR camera 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 Canon EOS 7D features a 63-zone Dual-layer metering sensor, helping you to ensure your shot is correctly exposed, even in difficult lighting conditions.
Canon 600D Scene Intelligent Auto mode
New fully-automatic Scene Intelligent Auto mode on the Canon EOS 600D camera makes it easy for you to capture outstanding quality shots with almost no effort. Allowing you to focus exclusively on framing your picture, Scene Intelligent Auto analyses the scene for you and automatically picks the best settings to capture it. Your images will look better than ever thanks to a new ‘Auto’ Picture Style, which automatically makes fine adjustments to colours while you focus on capturing the scene you want.
Canon EOS 600D creative photography
The Canon EOS 600D digital SLR 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 you’re shooting landscapes, portraits, or close-up macro shots, Basic+ makes it easy to capture the perfect image.
Canon EOS 600D LCD screen
Ideal for beginners, a Feature Guide has been added to the Canon EOS 600D’s menu system, offering a brief description of each key setting and its effect, helping you learn more about the camera as you use it. You can also shoot overhead, at ground level or around corners with the Canon EOS 600D’s 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.
Canon EOS 600D Creative filters
Allowing you to apply your own stamp to your shots, the Canon EOS 600D 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.
Canon EOS 600D DSLR movie mode
Capture your memories in superb clarity with Full HD (1080p) movie mode, while a dedicated video shooting mode means you can switch between stills and HD video instantly. With the Canon EOS 600D you can also reach distant subjects using new Movie Digital Zoom function, which crops the centre of the sensor from 3x to 10x while still maintaining Full HD quality - great for capturing wildlife on a safari holiday.
Canon EOS 600D video snapshot mode
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 camera’s LCD, or on an HDTV via the built-in mini HDMI connection.
Canon EOS 600D SLR lenses
As your skills develop, the Canon EOS 600D grows with you. As part of Canon’s EOS range, the camera is compatible with the unrivalled selection of EF lenses and a range of accessories, so you can add to your kitbag as your ability and style develops. Over 60 lenses provide you with unlimited creative possibilities: wide-angle lenses capture sweeping landscapes, macro lenses capture the most intricate beauty of the tiniest creatures, and telephoto lenses make distant scenes appear as if they are right in front of you.
Canon EOS 600D Speedlite flashes
Using Canon’s range of Speedlite flashes and the Canon EOS 600D’s 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.
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II kit lens
Launching with the Canon EOS 600D is the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II - a new kit lens that provides excellent performance for beginners. A lightweight construction makes it easy to carry, and Canon’s acclaimed optical Image Stabilization also minimises the risk of blur, allowing photographers to use shutter speeds 4 stops slower while still maintaining a blur-free shot. The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II will succeed the existing Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS in Canon’s lens line-up.
Canon EOS 600D features
• 18-megapixel CMOS sensor
• Scene Intelligent Auto mode
• Full-HD EOS Movie
• On-screen Feature Guide
• 3.7fps continuous shooting
• Wide-area 9-point AF
• 1,040k-dot vari-angle 7.7cm (3.0”) screen
• Basic+ and Creative Filters
• Built-in wireless flash control
Canon EOS 600D review, price & availability
The Canon EOS 600D digital SLR camera is scheduled to be available at the end of March, and will be sold in a body-only configuration at an estimated retail price of €589.99. The Canon EOS 600D will also be offered in a kit version with Canon’s new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II zoom lens at an estimated retail price of $669.99. The Canon EOS 600D SLR will also be available in a second kit version with Canon’s EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens at an estimated retail price of $809.99. As soon as we receive a Canon EOS 600D test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Canon EOS 600D review.