Are you looking for an SLR that is as good at taking video as it is at taking photos? Say hello to the Canon T3i also known as the Canon 600d. The main difference between this camera and its predecessor, the Rebel T2i/550d is its swivel out screen which makes taking video much easier. The area where Canon T3i/600D really shines is the video implementation. It not only provides full manual controls but also adds to it an articulating LCD screen at 1.04 million dots and some new feature that Canon is calling “digital zoom”. The Canon T3i is comfortable to hold and all the controls can be reached easily. Most of the button configuration of Canon T3i is similar to that of Canon Rebel T2i. They both have the same four-way directional pad, playback and access buttons for quick function as well as the dual-purpose Live View/record button.
The display button in T3i has replaced the sensor that flicked the LCD display on and off underneath the viewfinder and is now situated above the mode dial. This camera is actually quite simple to use, even for beginners. It has features like scene intelligent auto which determines the best settings for focus, brightness, flash and color tone automatically without any user input as per the surrounding conditions. I tried out this feature many times to see if it really works and I was pleasantly surprised because in every situation it delivered excellent results. So if you are a beginner using this camera, you won't have to meddle with controls and focus to get a good shot. This feature is also useful if you are in a hurry and can’t be bothered with adjusting the focus and other settings. I have seen other cameras with the regular auto mode but this one is better that that. And then there are features like auto background blur and colour mode. On the dial you have standard portrait, landscape, macro and sports modes. The Canon T3i is a great camera with an 18-megapixel sensor which takes amazing photos. This kit comes with an 18-55mm lens which is an excellent all-rounder and perfect for a beginner or hobbyist. Buy this great value kit today and start creating memories.