Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:26 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Canon T3i 600D and T3i
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:05 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:01 pm
Posts: 2
Are the Canon Rebel T3i EOS 600D and the Canon EOS Rebel T3i two different cameras? And if so, what are the differences?

Thanks,
BobB


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:20 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:15 pm
Posts: 920
Location: Kanduhar, Afghanistan
They are the same. Canon has some weird naming thing that the Rebels have different model numbers in the US and Japan. The T3i in the US is Kiss(some number i don't know) in Japan and the 600D every where else. Now watch out because in the US there is a T3 and T3i. The T3 is very low end.

_________________
Mike "The Squirrel"
Canon 550D | Canon EF 35mm 1:2 | Canon 50 f/1.8 II | Sigma 18-125mm DC OS | Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD | Canon 430EX II
Military Issued Canon 40D | Canon 55-250mm IS


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:33 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:50 am
Posts: 425
Location: Sydney Australia
PErsonally I like to stick to the number system going on cause its VERY easy to distinguish the current line up.

I know that if I want something recent the 600D, if I want to get something thats discontinued but a store is still selling, then the 450D etc....

_________________
1) Olympus OM1 [Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8]
2) Pentax MZ-60 [Sigma 28-90 & 100-300]
3) Canon 7D [EF-S 15-85 & 70-200mm f/4 IS & 50mm f1.4]
4) Leica M [50mm Summicron Pre-aspherical - Silver]

http://www.poetproductions.net


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:39 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:15 pm
Posts: 920
Location: Kanduhar, Afghanistan
Yeah there are a few posts around venting about it. I've stopped refering to mine as a T2i :lol:

_________________
Mike "The Squirrel"
Canon 550D | Canon EF 35mm 1:2 | Canon 50 f/1.8 II | Sigma 18-125mm DC OS | Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD | Canon 430EX II
Military Issued Canon 40D | Canon 55-250mm IS


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Canon T3i 600D and T3i
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:58 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:01 pm
Posts: 2
Thanks, that clears it up.

BobB


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:12 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:22 pm
Posts: 1310
Location: Speyer (Germany)
Why are they using the name Rebel whatever letter-number-code anyway? It's much more complicated than just the classical number fitting into their system.
xxxxD - low end
xxxD - amatuer
xxD - semi-pro
xD - pro

The only question left is: Why did they start their "rebel line" with the 300D and not the 100D? (OK, possible answer: They released the EOS 300 at that time and the 300D is the digital version)

_________________
Canon EOS 500D + Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EOS 33v
Canon EF 28-80mm 3.5-5.6 USM + EF 24-105mm 4L IS USM + EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6L IS USM + EF 50mm 1.8 II + EF 100mm 2.8L Macro IS USM + Sigma 12-24mm 4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM + Canon Speedlite 580 EX II + Nissin Speedlite Di 466


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:22 pm
Posts: 498
Location: 1 AU from the nearest star
What you have to realize is back when the initial rebel came out, (film, not digital) the internet was not a prevalent then. Different markets behave differently. The got milk commercials did well in the US, but failed when they moved it elsewhere. (I believe they mixed the translation up with got hemorrhoids or something.)

Also, depending on the region, the same word might have a different connotation. In the US, someone can go by a nickname of Randy and no one thinks anything about it. In the UK, Randy has a... different implication.

Because of this, they started different brand names for their cameras in order to try to attract the most possible people. However, in today's market, it is easy to figure out that the same camera is branded differently in different regions, and it may seem to be a waste of time now, but they have also built up a brand in the various markets. People know a Rebel belongs to Canon. They may not know what a 600D is. They may even think it is a Nikon due to Nikon always using numbers with the letter 'D'.

And recall, Canon is a Japanese country. They refer to this camera as a Kiss X5. So if you wanted to be really proper, you should probably refer to it as a Kiss X5. Personally, I prefer T3i or 600D. I plan to refer to the camera by whatever is on the sticker.

_________________
Canon 5DIII, Rebel XTi/400D
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II, 24-105mm f/4L, 50mm f/1.4, 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DO, 85mm f/1.8
Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX Macro

Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Canon 430EX II
Opteka 13mm, 21mm, and 31mm extension tubes
Vivitar 50mm f/1.8 for OM System


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group