The Canon EOS Rebel T3i is the flagship entry-level SLR camera. Other than this model, Canon has also released 6 other T3 variants of this model on USA based Canon website. The Canon EOS Rebel T3i is also known as EOS 600D. The camera is the successor of the older Canon EOS 550D. The older model is still available in the market at a lower price.
The appearance and the dimensions of the Canon EOS 600D are quite similar to that of EOS 550D. It measures 5.2 x 3.9 x 3.1 inches and weighs only 18.2 ounces. The 18 megapixels lens comes with a minimum shooting aperture of 3.5 and maximum shooting aperture of 5.6.
Some of the striking features of the Canon EOS 600D are full HD video recording, LCD screen that can be swung out, and inbuilt wireless flash control. Priced at around 1200 USD, the Canon EOS Rebel T3i is a complete photo taking device that will easily impress photographers.
The Canon EOS 600D is backed up with DIGIC 4 CPU. It can shoot photos of up to 5184 x 3456 pixels. For comfortable viewing, you can swing out the LCD display. The LCD screen is capable of displaying 1,040,000 pixels. The LCD can be angled anyway you want. You can turn it up or down and rotate it completely. Whether you want to do live video recording and play the videos or view the photos that you have shot, you will simply love viewing it on the crisp LCD display. You can record HD videos at 1920 x 1080 pixels on this camera. There is an inbuilt mini-stereo mic that picks up the sound with good clarity while recording videos.
With 95 percent viewing, the optical viewfinder onboard almost manages to let you see everything through the lens. When you are viewing through optical viewfinder, you will be able to view 9 autofocus points. So what happens is that when you let the camera do the autofocus, it uses 9 sensors to read the objects in the wide frame area. The flash does a great job of properly lighting up the subjects.
With inbuilt wireless flash control, you do not need to use additional wireless flash controller, to fire flash off-camera with the T3i. It also allows you to single-off flash and using manifold external flashes. This feature truly makes a consumer camera to appear as a professional camera as it makes available professional lighting features at affordable price. All in all, the Canon EOS 600D is premium SLR camera that allows you to shoot high quality videos and photos.