Meet Canon’s latest entry level DSLR camera, the EOS 600D and EOS 1100D
After updating its semi-pro level cameras with the highly anticipated EOS 60D and the notorious lock-dial, Canon didn’t sit back and relax during the Lunar Spring Festival and have updated their new entry level EOS Series of DSLRs, yet again. Two models have been introduced this time around, the EOS 1100D (Rebel T3) and the EOS 600D (Rebel T3i), bearing the same strange North American naming that we all puzzles along.
The EOS 1100D is a highly welcomed update to the already-3-years-old EOS 1000D, but the EOS 500D and EOS 550D seem just released sometime yesterday, and we wonder why Canon is so keen to refresh them in such a high pace.
The EOS 600D is the successor to the extremely popular 550D which dominated the entry-ish level DSLR market last year. The 18MP CMOS Sensor is the same as its predecessor, but gains the swivel screen of the 60D, but that’s not all that Canon added. The 600D also gains the ability to control Speedlites remotely with the internal flash as a commander, a feature usually included only on the higher end models. Along with the 600D, Canon is bundling it with the new 18-55 IS II kit lens. The 600D has been said to be priced around £769 for the kit.
Tagging along is the baby 1100D, Canon’s newest entry level DSLR. The new camera can literally run circles around its predecessor with a 12MP CMOS sensor coupled with the latest DIGIC 4 processor, 720p video recording, 9 point AF sensor array and the same iFCL metering sensor first seen in the 7D. The 1100D will be sold with the new 18-55 II IS or the non-IS 18-55 mark III. The 1100D is said to cost £419 for the body only.