Look what we have here – Canon has announced two new DSLR camera bearing the Rebel T3 and Rebel T3i branding. Judging by the announced specs and features of these two new camers, it looks like the Rebel T3 is an entry-level DLSR while the Rebel T3i is a step-up version of this shooter. In fact, the Rebel T3’s kit lens which is the old and trusted EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II zoom is an indication that this camera is geared more for photography enthusiasts who want to progress from point and shoot to DSLR. While the Rebel T3i with its almighty 18MP CMOS Sensor is an indication that this new DSLR is geared for the more advanced user.
Let’s see now. The Canon Rebel T3 aside from having the 18-55mm kit lens also features a 12.2MP CMOS Sensor, nine-point autofocus system, 63-zone dual-layer metering system, DIGIC 4 imaging processor, full HD video capture, and high ISO range of 100 to 6,400. Unfortunately, Canon is not playing generous this time when it comes to providing external storage for your photos. Meaning, the DSLR does not come with an SD, SDHC or SDXC card. So, it’s up to you to get your storage card. The Canon Rebel T3 is scheduled to be released end of March with an SRP of $599.99.
Looking now at the Canon Rebel T3i, as mentioned it has 18MP CMOS sensor plus some other nice features including DIGIC 4 imaging processor, integrated Speedlite settings, tilt/swivel monitor, and high ISO range of 100 to 6,400. The Canon Rebel T3i debuts in March for $799.99 if you decide to get body only, or $899.99 if you opt to have it shipped with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II zoom lens.
So, are you getting any of these two new Canon DSLRs? Which one would you most likely get?
Read [Canon PR]