Basic+ is a new creative imaging feature that makes it easy to create the image effects you want. It can be set with the Quick Control screen in Basic Zone modes. Basic+ provides two options:
Shoot by ambience selection
Based on the Picture Style and its parameters (sharpness, contrast, saturation, and color tone), the exposure compensation and white balance correction are adjusted to attain the selected ambience. You can also can also select the strength of the ambience effect.
Shoot by lighting or scene type
Although the actual parameter set is the white balance, the settings are expressed in more understandable terms.
The Multi-Aspect Function of the EOS Rebel T3i lets you express an image in one of three ways by matching the aspect ratio to each scene. In addition to the camera’s standard 3:2 ration, the Multi-Aspect Function includes a 1:1 ratio that creates the sensation that the viewer's gaze is focusing upon the center of the image. At the 4:3 ratio, you get nearly the same aspect ratio as a regular TV or a 4:3 computer display. The 16:9 aspect ratio provides a wide look, much the same as HDTV.
The EOS Rebel T3i incorporates five in-camera Creative Filters so you can artistically manipulate scenes without the aid of an outside computer. Soft Focus lends a dreamy, romantic aspect, while Grainy Black and White gives a dramatically gritty, hard-bitten look. Miniature Effect creates an illusion in which expansive subjects are seemingly reduced to doll-house-like proportions, and Toy Camera Effect recreates the colors and softness rendered by cameras with a plastic lens, an effect often sought after by art photographers. Fish Eye Effect mimics the “Fisheye” lenses that are favorites of professional photographers for their quirky, convex perspective.
Simply Amazing Camera
I still own two original Canon AE1 film SLR cameras and I have owned and used a digital EOS Rebel XTi for the past 3-1/2 to 4 years. This camera was an upgrade and ... WOW what an understatement that is. From the redesign of the grip to the flip-out view screen to the numerous new features ... and the ability to do 1080P HD Video!! As I said in the title ... a Simply Amazing Camera. Whether you are a complete beginner to SLR cameras and are just using it with completely automatic settings or a seasoned veteran photographer using detailed manual settings ... the camera takes stunning pictures. Canon has again set the bar very high with this latest addition to the EOS line.
January 9, 2012
I just got into photography when I got the Powershot SX500 IS. But right as I held the t3i camera and snapped my first picture, I was speechless. This camera works best if you know how to use the manual modes, but auto does a great job.
May 12, 2013
The camera takes superb photos! This was my first DSLR camera, and I bought it for a photography team. The camera controls are very easy to manage and this camera is very good for any level of photographer, especially beginners.
May 12, 2013
best camera for me
My first canon camera was a AE-1 which I still have. that camera is over 40 years old and still works perfectly.
I was using a canon sx100 Digital point and shoot then moved to this T3i WOW what a difference. I am a Professional photographer that shoots a lot of outdoor / indoor events, having the live view and also having an articulating screen for shooting at raised arms length to get the shot is amazing. Often I must stand behind someone in the crowd and shoot over the top of them to get the shot I am looking for. What a difference having the articulating screen makes. In the first year of owning this camera I have taken well over 20,000 pictures. I go into Mexico on roads most would call a wagon trail rough bumpy dusty my camera bag has been tossed around in the back of a vehicle getting to the shoot. I have been in very dusty hot conditions. This camera is still going. After two plus years my camera still looks new it does not show any signs of wear.Canon says operating temp for this camera is 104 degrees my camera has been locked in a vehicle for security reasons with outside temps soaring 110+ inside car is scorching. Other times I have had camera in the cold for hours well below -15 F It works in all and any condition I throw at it. Battery life is very good for me as I shoot about 500-600 a weekend on 1 battery 1 charge.Between 550-600pics I must change to my second battery. I shoot the highest jpeg file that the T3i has which is just under the raw setting so my files have a lot of info and this camera gives me the best performance. The only thing bad is if I forget to recharge the battery that is why I care two battery with me at all times. Due to lots of night and low light photography I use the canon 430 II flash. Can not say enough on how great this product is. This is a great beginners camera to a Pro looking for a lighter camera. the LCD screen is hard to see in direct sun light that is the only flaw I have seen in all the time I have owned and used this camera.
May 9, 2013