Rebel yell, because Canon just trotted out two new Canon Rebel DSLR cameras, the T3 and T3i.

The T3 (1100D) is the lesser of the two and sports a 12.2 megapixel sensor, 100-6400 ISO, DIGIC 4 image processor, nine point auto focus system and the ability to capture 1280×720 video.   There is of course the quintessential popup flash and it ships with a 18-55mm lens for $599.99.  Not bad, but it’s no flagship model.

The T3i, otherwise known as the 600D, includes all the aforementioned features and capture 18 megapixel shot, full HD video and includes a 3-inch tilt/swivel LCD screen.  The ISO range remains the same as its little brother, but this one ships for $200 more ($799.99) and doesn’t include a lens in the deal.  Alternatively, you can drop another $100 and get the 18-55mm lens or just go all bananas with your cash and pick up Canon’s two new telephoto lenses, which from what we can tell start at $9,499.

Canon also rolled out two need Speedlite flashses.  They’re both a lightweight external flash option that can be activated wirelessly using select Canon cameras.  The 320EX eclipses the cheaper 270EX II by providing a a built-in LED continuous light option that is capable of providing full-time illumination for short distances when shooting video on a DSLR or PowerShot digital camera.

Both cameras will be available this March.


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."