Canon has unveiled a pair of new D-SLR cameras today that include the new Rebel T3i and the Rebel T3. Both of the cameras have some of the same common features like a new tutorial mode in the menus to help new users learn to use the cameras and take better photos.
The T3i camera has an 18-megapixel sensor and a 3-inch variable angle rear LCD for taking shots overhead or at other odd angles. The T3i also gets an A+ automatic mode that takes picture style into account when shooting to analyze faces, colors, brightness, movement, contrast, and more. All of the parameters are adjusted within the camera for the best image quality.
The 3-inch Vari-Angle rear LCD has a resolution of 1,040,000 dots and has anti-reflective and anti-smudge coatings. The T3i also has several creative filters to get effects like soft focus, grainy black and white, Toy Camera, and a Miniature Effect Filter. The camera can also record 1080p HD video at 24p, 25p, and 30p and uses a DIGIC 4 imaging processor and has digital zoom for movie filing with 3x to 10x.
The camera can shoot bursts of up to 34 shots in full resolution JPEG or 11 shots in RAW format. Photos and video are stored to SD or SDHC cards and the camera supports SDXC cards too. The T3i will ship in March with the camera body going for $799.99 and a kit with and EF-S 18-55mm lens at $899.99. Another kit with an 18-135mm lens with IS integrated will go for $1,099.
The T3 D-SLR camera is similar but uses a 12.2-megapixel image sensor. It has the DIGIC 4 image processor, 9-point autofocus, and lots more. It can shoot 720p resolution video and stores to the same SD/HC/XC cards. The camera shares many of the other features the T3i has and will ship at the end of March for $599.99 with an 18-55mm kit lens.
Canon is also offering new Speedlites with the 320EX selling for $249.99 and the 270EX II selling for $169.99.
Along with the new D-SLR cameras, Canon has unveiled four new PowerShot cameras. The new cameras include the 12.1-megapixel PowerShot SX230 HS with 14x optical zoom and image stabilization. The camera has a 28mm wide-angle lens and a 3-inch rear LCD, It will ship in March for $349.99. The other three cameras are the ELPH 500 HS, the ELPH 300 HS, and the ELPH 100 HS.
The 500HS has a 3.2-inch touchscreen LCD on the rear and an f/2.0 lens combined with a 12.1-megapixel image sensor. The camera has a 4.4x optical zoom and a 24mm lens. The 300 HS is a 12.1-megapixel camera with 5x optical zoom and a 2.7-inch LCD on the rear and a 24mm wide-angle lens. The 100 HS is a 12.1-megapixel camera as well with 4x optical zoom, 28mm lens, and a 3-inch rear LCD.
All of the cameras will come in several colors with the 500 HS selling for $299.99, the 300 HS will go for $249.99, and the 100 HS will sell for $199.99. The cameras are set to hit the street in March.