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NEW! Canon EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D review!

Take the first step into the world of EOS – Canon unveils the EOS 1100D / Rebel T3

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United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 7th February 2011 – Canon today unveils the new EOS 1100D – the Digital SLR (DSLR) for consumers who want to take the first step on their journey to outstanding still images and HD video. Featuring many technologies developed for more advanced models, and functions which make it even easier to capture fantastic images straight out of the box, the EOS 1100D helps you to have fun with your photography and impress your friends with amazing portraits, landscapes or creative shots.

As your skills develop, the EOS 1100D grows with you. As the gateway to Canon’s world-famous EOS System, the EOS 1100D lets you experiment with more than 60 different lenses and other accessories including Speedlite flashes, to explore the world of photography.

Advanced imaging made easy
Compact and lightweight, the EOS 1100D is a highly versatile DSLR that’s easy to carry with you, allowing you to capture any moment in stunning quality. When a scene lends itself to video as well as stills, 720p HD video capture is easily accessible via the dedicated movie function on the mode dial. Never miss a moment of the action as you frame your image easily and accurately through the newly-designed, bright optical viewfinder, offering 95% coverage of the scene. Alternatively, use Live View to see how different shooting modes will affect the final image on the large rear screen.

You’ll be able to take great images as soon as you start using the EOS 1100D. A Feature Guide in the menu system offers a brief description of each key camera setting and its effect, helping beginners to learn about their camera as they use it.

Basic+ and Creative Auto remove any confusing technical terms, using plain language to describe settings and their effect on the final image. Apply a different ambience to a scene, with Basic+ adjusting exposure, white balance and image processing settings according to easy-to-understand pre-sets based on the creative intent or lighting type. Alternatively, blur the background to create more interesting results with Creative Auto, which takes all the confusion out of achieving the desired effect.

Shoot and share anywhere
The EOS 1100D also makes it easier to shoot and instantly share your images and HD video with friends and family. The large 6.8cm (2.7”) LCD screen features a sharp 230k-dot resolution and wide viewing angle, making it easy to review the day’s shoot immediately. Alternatively, sit back and enjoy the big-screen image playback by connecting the EOS 1100D directly to an HDTV via HDMI, using the TV remote control to scroll through images and enjoy your own high-quality video.

Thanks to support for Eye-Fi Connected Functions (This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card, please check with the card manufacturer. Also note that approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. Without approval, use of the card is not permitted. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area, please check with the card manufacturer), EOS 1100D users can wirelessly transfer their images to a home PC or bypass this stage completely and upload images and video direct to an online sharing account like the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY or Flickr – inspiring everyone to share special, fun and creative photography.

From beginners to pros, the EOS system is used the world over
Designed as a user-friendly, powerful, entry-level DSLR, the EOS 1100D features an impressive specification to support the image quality and performance promised by the Canon and EOS brands.

A 12.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor enables A3 size images to be recorded or cropped for exciting compositions, without compromising on image quality or print size, while DIGIC 4 image processing allows you to freeze the action with high-speed shooting at 3 frames per second (JPEG file size only). Low light subjects can be captured with minimal noise and without resorting to using a flash thanks to a sensitive ISO range of 100 – 6400, and the fast, accurate nine-point autofocus (AF) system ensures the subject is in focus no matter where they may stand in the frame. The EOS 1100D also uses the same iFCL metering system developed for the semi-professional EOS 7D, ensuring all subjects are well-exposed, even in the most challenging lighting conditions.

The EOS 1100D will be available with a new addition to Canon’s range of EF lenses. The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II is a new kit lens that offers EOS 1100D users the flexibility to shoot everything from sweeping landscapes to portraits. A lightweight construction means it’s easy to carry, and Canon’s acclaimed optical Image Stabilization offers a -stop advantage to ensure sharp images at maximum zoom and when shooting in low light. The new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II will succeed the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS in Canon’s current lens portfolio.

EOS 1100D – key features:
• Superior 12-megapixel image quality
• On-screen Feature Guide
• Creative Auto and Basic+
• HD video capture
• ISO 100-6400 sensitivity
• Wide-area 9-point AF system
• 63-zone iFCL exposure metering
• 6.8cm (2.7”), 230,000-dot screen
• Use with all EF and EF-S lenses

Pricing and Availability
• The EOS 1100D (body only) is available from early April 2011, priced at £419.00/€499.00 RRP incl. VAT.
• The EOS 1100D EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II is available from early April 2011, priced at £499.00/€599.00 RRP incl. VAT.
• The EOS 1100D EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III is available from early April 2011, priced at £459.00/€549.00 RRP incl. VAT.


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Hello is there anybody here? :)

hmm... not bad for price and spec (for body only) :?
no matter how i look at it with good glass on it. :)

it still better than P&S and mobile phone. :)
IS it good for person starting in DSLR photographic ?

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I think Canon is beefing up their entry-level power base for emerging markets.

http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25769


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:56 pm 
This camera does have some very nice features.. if the price is low enough, I can imagine allot of people buying this camera..


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Thanks for the heads up, Gordon. The plastics look nicer than on the 1000D.

I can't help but feel Canon felt pressured by Nikon since the latter's D3100 arguably offered more bang for your buck at the entry level price point than the 1000D.

It's nice to see that entry level cameras look like quality bits of kit that just lack certain features.

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The 1000D has been out for a LONG time.

This camera came out the same time as the 450D (XSi).

I'm only surprised Canon's waited this many years to come out with a newer version.

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hmm... maybe because canon no longer can make more money with 1000D
when nikon D3100 come out and other EVF. =_=

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This is one camera category by Canon that I have a hard time understanding.

Canon doesn't update this series of camera that often. The first one was announced with the 450D. The second one is announced with the 600D. That's almost 3 years without an update.

Canon has to spend some time designing this camera. Why not just keep older versions of the higher tier cameras around at a lower price?

I'm curious how this camera would compare against the 450D and 500D cameras. The 450D has a 12MP sensor.

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Fixed screen won't cut it! Canon doesn't want first-time customers very bad, they are continually schooled by Sony on the entry level models.


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At its price point, is there anyone else with a tilt screen? I don't think so... the key here is low price over features. (note, I'm basing that on estimated street prices once they stabilise after launch). Ooh, the ancient Sony A3xx series sneaks in I guess... shouldn't have forgotten since I had one!

You can't keep old cameras out forever as you will lose money on them once the price drops below a point. Model refreshes effectively reset the clock for a bit.

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If you think the A3xx series is "ancient", maybe you don't realize my A330 was announced not even 4 months before your 7D. Last May is actually pretty new when I'm not swimming in cash. I've borrowed the 1000D from school for projects I started there that I had to finish at home, and I almost threw it out the window. The buttons are hard to feel, and if Sony's entry models are plasticy than Canon's are made of feathers. And the A330 costs less. I have literally used my flip screen every single time since I got the camera in September, it allows me to get creative angles without getting into creative positions. Mid-range+ Canons are the real deal, but the beginner models are paying for a name. The only problem of course is the lens overhaul when switching brands. But it will probably be a a few years still until I can afford a xxD or xD, so to have the interface I like right now, that's a bridge I'll cross when I come to it...


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I use to have the A350 so I'm generally familiar with the series. If I remember correctly the A330 was essentially just the A300 in a new shell, likewise the A380 to A350. Do correct me if I'm wrong, but don't they share the same sensor and processing as the original A300/A350? Still I fear we're already going too far down the Canon vs Sony road which isn't the point of this thread.

So, back onto Canon, the 1100D I think still fills a point in the market. A tilt screen isn't essential for everyone, and for those it will be no barrier not having one. If you really do want a tilt screen, I don't think the push up to the 600D will be too hard either.

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For me the perfect camera would be the 1100D's features in a 60D body. I don't have to shoot for National Geographic in high school but would still be nice to have something that's comfortable to hold.

I'm not even a Sony fan, I like Canon best. I'm just saying the A330 has the same features as this one with one extra nifty one, which is why I say Canon is falling short in this category. I'm not bragging I'm actually lamenting. If I had the money I'd be ordering a 60D right now instead of typing this. But I just think the company is leaving beginners and people on a budget hanging. I haven't used this one, it may be much better.


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For "1100D's features in a 60D body" why not just get the 60D?

Oh, tilting screen or not, the AF experience in live view going from Sony to Canon is definitely a step down. Having said that, there are different advantages I'll not clutter this thread up with further.

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