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Canon T3/1100D Announced
« on: February 07, 2011, 01:20:03 AM »
Canon EOS 1100D/T3 Announced

London, UK, 7th February 2011 – Canon today unveils the new EOS 1100D – the Digital SLR (DSLR) for consumers who want to take the first step on their journey to outstanding still images and HD video. Featuring many technologies developed for more advanced models, and functions which make it even easier to capture fantastic images straight out of the box, the EOS 1100D helps you to have fun with your photography and impress your friends with amazing portraits, landscapes or creative shots.

As your skills develop, the EOS 1100D grows with you. As the gateway to Canon’s world-famous EOS System, the EOS 1100D lets you experiment with more than 60 different lenses and other accessories including Speedlite flashes, to explore the world of photography.

Advanced imaging made easy

Compact and lightweight, the EOS 1100D is a highly versatile DSLR that’s easy to carry with you, allowing you to capture any moment in stunning quality. When a scene lends itself to video as well as stills, 720p HD video capture is easily accessible via the dedicated movie function on the mode dial. Never miss a moment of the action as you frame your image easily and accurately through the newly-designed, bright optical viewfinder, offering 95% coverage of the scene. Alternatively, use Live View to see how different shooting modes will affect the final image on the large rear screen.

You’ll be able to take great images as soon as you start using the EOS 1100D. A Feature Guide in the menu system offers a brief description of each key camera setting and its effect, helping beginners to learn about their camera as they use it.

Basic+ and Creative Auto remove any confusing technical terms, using plain language to describe settings and their effect on the final image. Apply a different ambience to a scene, with Basic+ adjusting exposure, white balance and image processing settings according to easy-to-understand pre-sets based on the creative intent or lighting type. Alternatively, blur the background to create more interesting results with Creative Auto, which takes all the confusion out of achieving the desired effect.

Shoot and share anywhere

The EOS 1100D also makes it easier to shoot and instantly share your images and HD video with friends and family. The large 6.8cm (2.7”) LCD screen features a sharp 230k-dot resolution and wide viewing angle, making it easy to review the day’s shoot immediately. Alternatively, sit back and enjoy the big-screen image playback by connecting the EOS 1100D directly to an HDTV via HDMI, using the TV remote control to scroll through images and enjoy your own high-quality video.

Thanks to support for Eye-Fi Connected Functions*1, EOS 1100D users can wirelessly transfer their images to a home PC or bypass this stage completely and upload images and video direct to an online sharing account like the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY or Flickr – inspiring everyone to share special, fun and creative photography.

From beginners to pros, the EOS system is used the world over

Designed as a user-friendly, powerful, entry-level DSLR, the EOS 1100D features an impressive specification to support the image quality and performance promised by the Canon and EOS brands.

A 12.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor enables A3 size images to be recorded or cropped for exciting compositions, without compromising on image quality or print size, while DIGIC 4 image processing allows you to freeze the action with high-speed shooting at 3 frames per second*2. Low light subjects can be captured with minimal noise and without resorting to using a flash thanks to a sensitive ISO range of 100 – 6400, and the fast, accurate nine-point autofocus (AF) system ensures the subject is in focus no matter where they may stand in the frame. The EOS 1100D also uses the same iFCL metering system developed for the semi-professional EOS 7D, ensuring all subjects are well-exposed, even in the most challenging lighting conditions.

The EOS 1100D will be available with a new addition to Canon’s range of EF lenses. The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II is a new kit lens that offers EOS 1100D users the flexibility to shoot everything from sweeping landscapes to portraits. A lightweight construction means it’s easy to carry, and Canon’s acclaimed optical Image Stabilization offers a 4-stop advantage to ensure sharp images at maximum zoom and when shooting in low light. The new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II will succeed the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS in Canon’s current lens portfolio.

EOS 1100D – key features:

  • Superior 12-megapixel image quality
  • On-screen Feature Guide
  • Creative Auto and Basic+
  • HD video capture
  • ISO 100-6400 sensitivity
  • Wide-area 9-point AF system
  • 63-zone iFCL exposure metering
  • 6.8cm (2.7”), 230,000-dot screen
  • Use with all EF and EF-S lenses


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Re: Canon T3/1100D Announced
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2011, 03:03:06 AM »
Interesting!

I'd kind of gathered from reading things here that Canon weren't going to bother following up the 1000D.

Depending on pricing, I might get one to take out to nightclubs etc.; other places I'd never risk taking my 7D.


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Re: Canon T3/1100D Announced
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011, 03:16:51 AM »
So I guess Canon decides to continue with the xxxxD series. Therefore it seems that the entry level cameras have 3 models - 1100D, 600D, and 60D.

While this might not affect owners of 7D or higher models, I'm interested to see how this setup will help protect (or expand) Canon's market share for its targeted consumers. Though I have to admit, the introduction of the 1100D offers more option for young learners that you don't want to trust with a XXXD...
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Re: Canon T3/1100D Announced
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2011, 05:02:31 AM »
Hmm, here in the UK, both Jessops and Jacobs are pre-listing the 1100D only WITH the kit lens, for £499. Is it not to be available as just the body then?

Or could that just be initially, and may it be available as just a body later?


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Re: Canon T3/1100D Announced
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2011, 06:34:56 AM »
Finally, Canon has done its homework and made another camera that's truly an entry-level. Not a bad entry-level either, specification wise... Unfortunately, it cannot take the market away from Nikon 3100 (which now sells at T3's MSP) at this point.

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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2011, 04:41:56 PM »
I think Canon shot itself in the foot with this one by not offering 1080p. Sure, it's the entry-level model. But until now, with the exception of the T1i/500D fiasco, Canon could claim Full HD with manual exposure control even in its low-end (at that time the T2i/550D) models. No more. And with Nikon putting (albeit crippled) 1080p in its D3100, Canon, in my opinion, made a mistake.

The image quality looks pretty nice, though.

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Re: Canon T3/1100D Announced
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2011, 01:03:53 AM »
I think Canon shot itself in the foot with this one by not offering 1080p. Sure, it's the entry-level model. But until now, with the exception of the T1i/500D fiasco, Canon could claim Full HD with manual exposure control even in its low-end (at that time the T2i/550D) models. No more. And with Nikon putting (albeit crippled) 1080p in its D3100, Canon, in my opinion, made a mistake.

The image quality looks pretty nice, though.

Canon makes these mistakes regularly. If Nikon had not introduced remote flash control in ALL their DSLR (D3100, D7000, D300s, D3s, D3X), Canon would not have done the same.

I am curious however if first time buyers ever bother about 1080p.

Will Canon introduce all their latest sensor technologies in the 12 MP T3/1100D?

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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2011, 02:49:54 AM »
I think Canon shot itself in the foot with this one by not offering 1080p. Sure, it's the entry-level model. But until now, with the exception of the T1i/500D fiasco, Canon could claim Full HD with manual exposure control even in its low-end (at that time the T2i/550D) models. No more. And with Nikon putting (albeit crippled) 1080p in its D3100, Canon, in my opinion, made a mistake.

The image quality looks pretty nice, though.

Canon makes these mistakes regularly. If Nikon had not introduced remote flash control in ALL their DSLR (D3100, D7000, D300s, D3s, D3X), Canon would not have done the same.

I am curious however if first time buyers ever bother about 1080p.

Will Canon introduce all their latest sensor technologies in the 12 MP T3/1100D?

Based on the ISO range supported this sounds like a new sensor, with gapless ML, etc.  In short, this camera may deliver stunning IQ.. ironic that I might want to buy the cheapest SLR Canon makes, after years of steadily moving up the chain.

If it can have a precision focus screen added to it, I may have no choice.. certain things just don't need a million FPS.  It would be great to have a tiny, high DR monster street cam.

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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2011, 03:57:07 AM »
Either the T3i or the T3 press release make any claim on the gapless micro lens on the CMOS sensor. That is interesting. Because we all known that all 18Mp sensor from Canon are gapless. Is Canon avoiding the subject in order not to make the 60D or 7D looks not worth the money???

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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2011, 12:02:45 PM »
Either the T3i or the T3 press release make any claim on the gapless micro lens on the CMOS sensor. That is interesting. Because we all known that all 18Mp sensor from Canon are gapless. Is Canon avoiding the subject in order not to make the 60D or 7D looks not worth the money???

Those knowledgeable photographers who post here are not typical buyers of the Digital Rebel.  This camera is aimed at users who do not know or care about the technical internal construction.  Most buyers would not have a clue if they listed it.  It has become a standard Canon design feature.

Here is what they do say.

"This first-class sensor features many of the same new technologies as used by professional Canon cameras to maximize each pixel's light-gathering efficiency"

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« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2011, 03:14:43 PM »
Either the T3i or the T3 press release make any claim on the gapless micro lens on the CMOS sensor. That is interesting. Because we all known that all 18Mp sensor from Canon are gapless. Is Canon avoiding the subject in order not to make the 60D or 7D looks not worth the money???

Those knowledgeable photographers who post here are not typical buyers of the Digital Rebel.  This camera is aimed at users who do not know or care about the technical internal construction.  Most buyers would not have a clue if they listed it.  It has become a standard Canon design feature.

Here is what they do say.

"This first-class sensor features many of the same new technologies as used by professional Canon cameras to maximize each pixel's light-gathering efficiency"
If the T3 sensor is really "gapless" It may be the best camera from Canon for High ISO with Low noise, better than the 60D.

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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2011, 03:28:29 PM »
Based on the ISO range supported this sounds like a new sensor, with gapless ML, etc.  In short, this camera may deliver stunning IQ.. ironic that I might want to buy the cheapest SLR Canon makes, after years of steadily moving up the chain.

If it can have a precision focus screen added to it, I may have no choice.. certain things just don't need a million FPS.  It would be great to have a tiny, high DR monster street cam.
I agree with you. However, even with precision focusing screen, your focusing accuracy is hampered by the EF or EF-S lenses built-in coarse manul adjustment. They have less than 1/3 turn for the whole focusing range. If you look at the old manual focusing lenses. most of them have about 3/4 turn for the focusing range. That is a factor of 3 for the accuracy difference.

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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2011, 04:55:36 PM »
Based on the ISO range supported this sounds like a new sensor, with gapless ML, etc.  In short, this camera may deliver stunning IQ.. ironic that I might want to buy the cheapest SLR Canon makes, after years of steadily moving up the chain.

If it can have a precision focus screen added to it, I may have no choice.. certain things just don't need a million FPS.  It would be great to have a tiny, high DR monster street cam.
I agree with you. However, even with precision focusing screen, your focusing accuracy is hampered by the EF or EF-S lenses built-in coarse manul adjustment. They have less than 1/3 turn for the whole focusing range. If you look at the old manual focusing lenses. most of them have about 3/4 turn for the focusing range. That is a factor of 3 for the accuracy difference.

If the IQ is what it *could* be with this new 12.2MP sensor, I would probably pick up a T3 for using MF lenses on an adapter.. would be a great combination.. would be even better with a vari-angle LCD, but hey, again, with a precision screen I would be happy.  For street and candid portraiture I don't need huge FPS.  This body coupled with an adapted fast 35 or 50mm MF prime would be a fantastic fun little toy.  I'd never use it as a primary shooter, but I could see owning one.

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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2011, 04:55:36 PM »