Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS 600D / Rebel T3i / Kiss X5
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Canon EOS 600D Test
30 September 2014
Conclusion: The Canon EOS 600D is destined to be a major success. Despite being laden with the kind of features you’d expect to find on an enthusiast-level DSLR, it retains its compact size and ease of use and manages to deliver a very high success rate in terms of well-exposed, sharp results. But there is another reason why the Canon deserves to do well. It’s an incredibly enjoyable camera to use: fast, reliable and fun to take pictures with.
Summary: The Canon EOS 600D is an excellent reflex. It can generate good-quality images from high definition, with accurate colors and realistic, and without suffering much of problems related to digital noise. You can shoot with confidence even at ISO 800 the premise, as well, to go home again with photographs worthy of the name, even in difficult lighting situations.
Conclusion: As it stands, the Canon T3i is the flagship Rebel, with the T3 and T2i beneath it in features. Its still image quality is among the best in its price range, and its video modes are quite complete, offering excellent quality, provided you can handle shooting video more carefully than you would with a digicam or camcorder. Taken as a whole, the Canon T3i is an excellent digital SLR, with just about every feature we've been longing for in a sub-$1,000 camera.
Pros: Excellent and proven 18-megapixel sensor, Lots of detail, especially in RAW files, Very good high ISO performance, Very accurate colors, Full HD video capability at three frame rates with auto or manual exposure control, Video Digital Zoom, ranging from 3-10x, Good quality optics with image stabilization (if purchased with in a lens kit), High-resolution, swiveling LCD, HTP tames highlights, ALO brightens shadows, Good quality grip, Captures 14-bit RAW images, Periphe...
Cons: Excellent and proven 18-megapixel sensor, Lots of detail, especially in RAW files, Very good high ISO performance, Very accurate colors, Full HD video capability at three frame rates with auto or manual exposure control, Video Digital Zoom, ranging from 3-10x, Good quality optics with image stabilization (if purchased with in a lens kit), High-resolution, swiveling LCD, HTP tames highlights, ALO brightens shadows, Good quality grip, Captures 14-bit RAW images, Periphe...
Excerpt: Canon’s latest Rebel T3i offers a robust feature set, a staggering 18MP APS-C sensor, good control over your photography, and an impressive array of movie modes. At just a little more than 18 ounces, the T3i feels very good in your hand. The body design is balanced and textured rubber coats both front and back. If you attach a lens larger than the 18–55mm kit lens, the balance does tilt forward, but the body still feels natural while using it.
Pros: Great feel in the hand; impressive video capabilities; good manual.
Summary: There's also a great deal of overlap with the higher-end EOS 60D, which meant the new model was greeted by many with a shrug. But what Canon's doing here is following a simple strategy that's proven successful for companies like Sony: to offer a wide variety of products with often only subtle differences to target every buyer.
Pros: High resolution 18 Megapixel stills., Articulated screen with superb 1040k / 3:2 panel., HD video at multiple fps with mic input and adjustable levels., Wireless flash control., Neat Digital Zoom and Video Snapshot features.
Cons: Modest 3.7fps shooting and small RAW buffer., Average 9-point AF system and viewfinder., Still no continuous AF for movies., Models on either side may be better for some photographers.
Summary: There's no getting away from the fact that the Canon EOS 600D has inherited a lot from existing models in the Canon line-up, primarily the 550D and to a lesser extent, the 60D. In essence, the EOS 600D is a 550D with the 60D's vari-angle screen, with very little in the way of innovation. With the 550D still available for around £150 less than the 600D, you'll have to ask yourself how desperately you want a vari-angle screen and the other minor additions.
Excerpt: The Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D delivers 18 megapixels of professional grade image quality in a compact , lightweight , feature-filled , easy-to-use body that carries a very affordable price tag. These are the qualities have anchored the flagship Canon Rebel model in the top-selling DSLRs category for years - and I fully expect the T3i to maintain the Rebel's popularity.
Summary: Canon has had an admirably tight grip on the DSLR market ever since the phenomenally successful EOS 300D dived below the four-figure price barrier back in 2003. The success of the EOS D range has never been simply about price however, but the high quality kit you get for your money. What's the difference? In the case of the EOS 600D, that kit takes a bit of scrutiny before you can distinguish it from its predecessor, the 550.