Canon EOS 600D (Rebel T3i) – Features, Photos, Specifications and Overview

The successor of 550D and latest member of the entry line Rebel series – Canon EOS 600D was announced by Canon on February 7. Canon didn’t forget to refine their best selling Rebel series since it was introduced back in August, 2003. It is expected to hit the market this April.At first look the Rebel T3i may look like a 550D with an articulated screen. But it is stuffed with many beginner friendly features which may have been borrowed from 60D. One of such feature is the ‘Creative Filters’.

‘Scene Intelligent Auto’ mode analyses the scene in front of the camera and automatically sets its exposure and other parameters. From the first use the camera tells that it is for beginners and has a ‘Feature Guide’ that displays brief explanations of each function on the camera.

The effective pixels and the processor remains unchanged as in 550D. May be Canon sticked on with the trusted technology which was a big success.

The HD video recording is simply amazing with full manual controls. ‘Video Snapshot’ mode borrowed from the camcorder series is new in Rebel series. The stereo mics too supports the video recording ability

Canon EOS 600D Features:

  • An ISO range of 100-6400, extendable to ISO 12,800, enables high-quality hand-held shooting in low-light conditions
  • 14-bit image processing with Digic 4
  • Scene Intelligent Auto mode analyzes each scene in detail and picks the right camera settings each and every time
  • Full-HD video with manual control over frame rate, exposure and sound
  • 63-zone iFCL metering ensures accurate exposures time after time
  • 1,040k-dot vari-angle 3” inch screen
  • Built-in wireless flash control

Canon EOS 600D Technical Specifications:

  • Image Sensor Type: 22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS
  • Effective Pixels: Approx. 18.0 megapixels
  • Aspect Ratio: 3:2
  • Focusing Type: TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
  • AF System/ Points: 9 AF points (f/5.6 cross type at centre, extra sensitivity at f/2.8)
  • AF Working Range: EV -0.5 -18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
  • Exposure Metering Modes: TTL full aperture metering with 63-zone SPC
  • Metering Range: EV 1-20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
  • Exposure Compensation: +/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
  • AEB: 3 shots +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
  • Shutter Type: Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
  • Shutter Speed: 30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
  • White Balance Type: Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
  • Built-in Flash Coverage: Up to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 27mm)
  • Flash Modes: Auto, Manual flash, Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
  • Shooting Modes: Scene Intelligent Auto, No Flash, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Movie, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual
  • 11 Custom Functions with 34 settings
  • Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible), External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)
  • Memory Card: SD/SDHC/SDXC
  • Battery: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E8
  • Battery Life: Approx. 440 Shots
  • Dimensions: 133.1 x 99.5 x 79.7 mm
  • Weight: 570gm

See Sample Photos and Videos of Canon EOS 600D here.

2 Replies to “Canon EOS 600D (Rebel T3i) – Features, Photos, Specifications and Overview”

  1. If you are interested in learning to use your new Canon T3i/ 600D, please have a look at my ebook, Canon T3i Experience, available on my WordPress blog “Picturing Change” or here:
    http://www.dojoklo.com/Full_Stop/Canon_T3i_Experience.htm

    It is aimed towards those just starting out with a dSLR or those with some experience but want to learn to get more out of their T3i/ 600D and shoot in Av and Tv modes, make full use of the autofocus system, metering and exposure modes, and understand how and why to use various settings for the way you shoot. It also covers all of the Menu and Custom Function Settings, with recommended settings to get you started. It cuts through all the information presented to you in the manual and focuses on functions, settings and information to help you get out there shooting in the real world.

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