February started off with a relatively big bang for the folks at Canon and for those who have been waiting for Canon's new products. Canon announced two new entry-level DSLRs called the Canon EOS Rebel T3i (600D) and the Canon EOS Rebel T3 (1100D). The Canon T3i is an update over the popular T2i released by the same company last year. The T3i inherits the same 18 megapixel crop sensor, DIGIC 4 processor, HD video recording (both 720p and 1080p at various frame rates), and a load of the same stuff from T2i. The new thing for T3i is the new swivelling 1 million dot LCD Display which is similar to the ones found in the Canon 60D. The T3i will be released in March with an MSRP $899.99CAD (body) or $999.99CAD (kit).
Canon EOS Rebel T3i (600D) *
The Canon body is the T3 (non-i) which is also called the 1100D. So in a numerical sense, the T3 is an update for Canon's absolute lowest model the Canon EOS Rebel XS (Which happens to be the camera used by yours truly). Canon retains the whole "simple yet powerfull" approach with the T3 body. New in the T3 kit is the new 12.2 megapixel crop sensor which I would guess (I might be wrong) is from the Canon XSi, a DIGIC 4 processor, Canon's new 63-zone metering system (seen in the other cameras in the Canon range), and HD video capability. However, the video recording is limited to 720p which makes sense for a camera that is suppose to be a class lower than the T3i. The T3 will not get swivelling screen from its bigger brother T3i or 60D. But that's what you expect for a camera like this. The T3 will also be released in March alongside the T3i and will sell at an MSRP of $649.99CAD (kit). If you live in Canada, Future Shop will have an exclusive red version of the camera for the same MSRP.

- Angelo Maralit
Canon EOS Rebel T3 (1100D) *
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