Canon EOS T3i Review: Best High End DSLR for Beginners
|December 22, 2011||Posted by admin under Canon|
Revolutionary it’s not, but the Canon EOS T3i is a well-specified SLR that’s ideal for beginners who want to get creative and elevate their photography to the next level. This camera offers several benefits over the T2i: a new variable-angle LCD, some additional modes for low-resolution shooting, a more intelligent AUTO mode, Creative Filters from the EOS 60D for special effects and a new Video Snapshot mode. The T3i can also wirelessly control off-camera EX and EX II flash units.
At first glance this camera looks like a EOS T2i with an articulated LCD. Delve a little deeper and there are some surprises. Unlike the EOS T2i, this model includes wireless flash for remotely controlling compatible flashguns, the Basic+ modes also featured on the Rebel T3 and 60D, plus a beginner-friendly Features Guide. The EOS T3i enables you to rate shots out of five while reviewing them on the LCD, and the rating system is compatible with the Image Organizer in Photoshop Elements.
A new Scene Intelligent Auto mode replaces the Full Auto mode. This compares any scene to a built-in reference bank and aims to deliver optimum settings. For editing in-camera, the T3i enables the user to apply creative filters, such as grainy black and white, soft focus and fisheye effects.
Still has plenty to offer the budding photographer – not least of which is the price tag.
Impressive Image Quality
With its 18Mp sensor, DIGIC 4 processor and a standard ISO range of 100-6400 (12800 expanded), performance is similar to the 60D and 7D. Considering the high resolution of the sensor, image noise at high ISO settings is well-contained. The iFCL metering system is also very accurate, but metering is biased to the active AF point, even in evaluative mode.
- Canon’s familiar Full Auto has been replaced by a new Scene Intelligent Auto mode
- An external microphone can be attached to ensure video with high-quality sound
- Never tried a camera with a fold-out screen? You should. The shooting angles afforded by the EOS T3i could transform your photography
- The EOS T3i (600D) and Rebel T2i (550D) may appear similar, but look closer and you’ll find a number of surprise features
- 3.7-fps Drive speed
- 1080p Movie mode
- Fast 9-point AF
- Intelligent automation
- Great versatility
- Ease of use in some aspects
- Articulated LCD
- A bit heavy (515 g)
- Not a metal body
An Easy-to-Use Camera with High-End Features
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- 3″ Touch Screen OLED 614K Dots
- New TruePic VI with Fine Detail Processing
- Full 1080 60i HD Movie
- Ten In-Camera Art Filters and New Art Filter Effects and Variations
- Fully Expandable System
A first-class performance from a very keenly priced dSLR, the Nikon D3200 offers comprehensive menus and help for first-time users, with top-quality output that expertly balances tricky lighting to bring out the best in every shot.
- Wi-Fi Connectivity with adapter (not included)
- 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor
- EXPEED III Image Processing
- Wide ISO sensitivity range
- One-touch Full HD 1080p movie recording
The Nikon D5100 offers a host of new photographic and video tools that deliver superior performance and exceptional image quality with surprising versatility. With 16.2 megapixels, a swivel Vari-Angle LCD monitor, full HD movie capabilities, EFFECTS Mode and new HDR setting, you hold the power and performance to capture beautiful moments and the freedom to get creative.
- 3-inch, 921,000-dot Super-Density horizontal type Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
- In-camera Special Effects Mode, 1 Yr Camera / 5 Yrs Lens
- In-camera HDR (High Dynamic Range)
- Stunning Full 1080p HD Movies with Full Time Autofocus
Good Quality and almost no negatives
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