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
My first DSLR
Canon cameras are not new to me, but this is my first DSLR, and I love it! I am only just beginning to discover everything it has to offer and I am always learning new tricks and things to do. It takes amazing photos very quickly, which is a must when I am chasing around my toddler! Auto focus takes a long time with the Lcd screen open but works great with it closed. I don't really get it but now I always photograph like that. I love this camera so much and plan on using it for a.long time!
June 2, 2013
Great entry-level camera
Some controls, like color temperature, are too tricky to reach inside the menus, 1-2 more buttons on the body would have been a very good thing. Holding the camera, you have a really plasticky feeling, far from professional grade build quality. Especially in video mode, in the dark areas of the frame, image is quite noisy even at low ISO and some useful features are obviously missing, compared to the higher end models, but other than that, which has to be expected, I consider this camera, at present, one of the best purchase in the EOS lineup, considering how much its price has dropped. Absolutely no need to go for a t4i or t5i, especially if you are interested in shooting videos.
May 22, 2013
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