The Canon EOS Rebel T3i builds on its predecessor, the EOS Rebel T2i, by adding a Vari-angle LCD monitor and new still and video shooting features. It retains the T2i’s 18-megapixel CMOS sensor, full HD video, 63-zone dual-layer metering and 9-point AF system, providing the outdoor shooter with a compact and capable camera.
Like its siblings, the EOS 60D and EOS 7D, the T3i can shoot 1920x1080p full HD video at 30 (29.97), 24 (23.976) or 25 fps, 1280x720p HD video at 60 (59.94) or 50 fps, and 640x480p SD video at 60 (59.94) or 50 fps. A new Movie Digital Zoom feature provides 3X-10X magnification of the center of the image in full HD mode, while Video Snapshot captures short video clips and combines them into a single video file ready to share online or show on an HDTV. You easily can control exposure and focus manually when desired, or use AF before and during shooting. The built-in microphone provides mono sound, or you can use an optional self-powered stereo mic to record stereo sound. You can shoot videos with the full range of some 60 Canon EF and EF-S lenses.
Image Sensor: 18-megapixel (effective) CMOS
Resolution: 5184x3456 pixels
Sensor Size: 22.3x14.9mm (APS-C); 1.6x
LCD Monitor: Vari-angle 3-inch, 1,040,000-dot live-view
Video: Full HD 1920x1080p/30, 24 and 25 fps;
HD 1280x720p/60 and 50 fps; SD 640x480p/60 and 50 fps
AF System: 9-point
Shutter Speeds: 1⁄4000 to 30 sec., X-sync up to 1⁄200 sec.
ISO Settings: 100-6400, expandable to 12,800
Continuous Firing Mode: 3.7 fps
Recording Format: JPEG, 14-bit RAW
Metering: 63-zone evaluative, 9% partial, 4% spot, CW
Storage Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Dimensions: 5.2x3.9x3.1 inches
Weight: 18.2 ounces
Power Source: Rechargeable LP-E8 lithium-ion battery
Estimated Street Price: $799 (body only)
Contact: Canon, (800) OK-CANON, www.usa.canon.com