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I just got word of this new entry level camera by Canon from DP Review. It looks like the new Canon Rebel T3/ EOS 1100D will only have 1280 X 720 video according to the press release. I could not find any pricing yet. Here is a rip from DP Review.
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“Canon has unveiled the 1100D entry-level DSLR. Built around a 12MP CMOS sensor and the latest Digic 4 processor, the new baby-Rebel is also capable of 720p HD movie recording. It gains the 9-point AF sensor previously used in more expensive models and the iFCL color-sensitive metering sensor first seen in the EOS 7D. It also gains the Basic+ non-technical interface that allows creative control without specialist photography knowledge. The camera will be sold either with the revised, version II 18-55mm IS lens or an updated Mark III non-stabilized version.”
▪ 12MP CMOS sensor
▪ 9-point AF system (up from 7 on the 1000D)
▪ 63-area iFCL color-sensitive metering (from EOS 7D)
▪ 720p movie recording at 30 or 25fps (H.264 compression) “Could be UK Specs.(24fps in the USA?)”
▪ 2.7″ LCD, 230,000 dots
▪ ISO 100-6400 (no expansion)
▪ Basic+ creative point-and-shoot mode
▪ Eye-Fi wireless SD card compatible menu options
Canon Rebel 550D/T2i
The Canon Rebel T2i or 550D is the best Rebel to date but it’s no replacement for the Canon 7D. I had the chance to shoot with the Rebel a few times and every time I used it. It overheated. During one test day at The Huntington Gardens it overheated five times while shooting a test against the 7D. The Rebel does take fantastic still photos. This is the most impressive feature of the camera. The small size is also a plus. It could be a great “Director’s Viewfinder” and could be used as a crash cam if need be. I cannot recommend using this for serious video work. The overheating problem must be fixed first. Then, we may have a camera for production work. Here is a quote from the DP Review.com article.
“Central to the impressive specification of the EOS 550D is a high-spec movie mode which offers full HD capture at up to 30 fps, manual control over exposure, and the option to use an external stereo microphone. The new camera also inherits the EOS 7D’s sophisticated metering system (which brings it a lot closer to similarly positioned Nikon SLRs).”
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Digital Photography Review breaks down the information into thirty-one separate sections, making it easy for the reader to skip to their most desirable part of the review. It is quite lengthy, and the field tests of video are fairly simple. However the review is comprehensive and highlights the cameras strengths. If you can handle some lame video and tons of useless information check out the review Here.