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Featuring a feature guide for beginners, advanced imaging technologies, Scene Detection, Wide Area Auto Focus, Low light performance and Live View function, Canon EOS 600D is a professional kit camera that ensures high quality images and videos in all situations.
Feature Guide - a first for EOS cameras
The EOS 600D's Feature Guide makes it easy to use for beginnersTo get the best out of any digital SLR. Newcomers are given a brief explanation of what each feature does and how one might best use it. For example, the Aperture priority AE feature is explained on the cameras LCD screen saying Adjust aperture to blur background (subjects stand out) or keep foreground and background in focus. Once any feature is selected, the camera also provides onscreen help with step-by-step instructions as well as useful hints and tips.
Ensure high quality images every time
The EOS 600D comes with Scene Intelligent Auto feature which guarantees high quality images with every shot. Powered by EOS Scene Detection Technologies like Auto Focus, Auto Exposure, improved Auto White Balance, Auto Optimizer and Picture Style all combine to help you achieve the highest quality images.
Full High Definition movies with stereo sound
With HD (720p) movie capability, the EOS 600D offers enhanced image quality and smooth frame rates. It has advanced full HD (1080p) movie capturing and helps create video clips with smooth frame rates, in-shooting optical zoom, stereo sound and adaptive exposure compensation you would normally find in a professional movie-making tool.
The EOS 600D enables easy manual control of exposure, focus and Live View features and even allows for in-camera editing. The large APS-C CMOS sensor and compatibility with over 60 Canon lenses provide a wealth of depth-of-field options, and it's all as easy as the press of a dedicated Live View/Movie Recording button that gets the shooting started fast. It also features a Movie Crop mode that effectively provides a 7x zoom. You can easily share your movies, thanks to an HDMI connection
Multi-shot movies with music made easy
Video Snapshot mode makes it fun and easy to create great videos without the need to edit on a PC. All you have to do is press the record button to capture short clips, 2, 4 or 8 seconds. These can they be put together in a playlist to create a highlights movie of your day. Add music to the movie using pre-loaded tracks for that professional finish or add your own music using the Music Transfer Utility supplied.
Low light performance
The EOS 600D's 18 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor performs outstandingly in low light and produces images with incredibly low noise. Canon's DIGIC 4 processor works alongside the sensor to deliver 14-bit image processing, for smooth gradations and natural looking colours, as well as split-second start-up times and near-instant image review after shooting. DIGIC 4's advanced Noise Reduction when shooting at higher ISO speeds enables the EOS 600D to offer a high ISO range of up to 6400 - expandable to 12800 - so you can shoot in low light without the need for flash.
With continuous shooting up to 3.7 frames per second in bursts of up to 34 JPEGs or 6 RAW files it is easy to capture dramatic action shots. It captures enough detail to enable you to make ultra-large prints or crop sections from pictures and still maintain the highest quality, as well as get creative with your image processing.
Auto focus system
The EOS 600D features a 9-point AF system, 63 zone dual-layer light meter and 3.7fps shooting means youll always get the perfect shot. With nine separate focusing points, you can lock on to subjects fast and get the perfect shot. There are three auto-focus modes: One-Shot AF, AI Servo which follows moving subjects and AI Focus which switches from One Shot to Servo when movement is detected. It also has the centre, cross-type focus point which operates flawlessly in lower-light and lower-contrast settings.
Live View Function
Live View allows you to view your subjects directly on the LCD monitor, a great help when shooting from awkward angles, letting you magnify any part of the scene 5x or 10x for precise manual focus. You can even choose a grid overlay, perfect for keeping vertical or horizontal lines straight in your composition. Live View Function can be used remotely via a computer through a USB connection and the included EOS Utility software.
The EOS 600D has five Creative Modes to explore: Av mode, TV mode, In Program Mode, Manual Mode and A-DEP which adjust your shutter settings to give you the best images under any conditions. All the Creative Modes allow you to change your ISO speed. This is the measure of the sensor's sensitivity to light. Altering it allows you to modify the exposure accordingly and gives you more freedom to be creative with your shots in different lighting conditions.
The EOS 600D also offers several Basic Modes, which control all the settings. These include; Full Auto, which allows you to use the camera to 'point and shoot'; Portrait, which ensures the background is out of focus and the foreground is pin sharp; Landscape, which sets a longer exposure and a smaller aperture to capture both the foreground and background in focus; Close-up which allows you to focus on very close objects; Sports, which uses a fast shutter speed to freeze action; and Night Portrait, which increases the ISO to make the camera more sensitive to light. You can also prevent the built-in flash from popping up using the Flash Off setting (for shooting in Museums and galleries).
The EOS 600D features a 3 Vari-Angle LCD screen that flips 175 and rotates 270. It also has an incredible 1,040,000 dot resolution and 3:2 aspect ratio, offering incredible flexibility of shooting without compromising on quality. No matter how you're shooting, you'll capture scenes perfectly from any angle.
Customize your photos
The EOS 600D allows you to change the look of your images by customising Picture Style settings for colour, saturation, sharpness and contrast, either in-camera or later with Canon's comprehensive software suite supplied. Six preset Picture Styles include Portrait, which provides a sharp and crisp image with nice skin tones Landscape, which emphasizes vivid blues and greens and Monochrome to give you stunning black and white images. Canon also offers additional downloadable 'Picture Style Files' that can be installed into your camera for even more imaging options at your fingertips.
Power in your hands
Canon's latest generation of DIGIC processor, the DIGIC 4, is the brain of the camera and is responsible for the superb responsiveness of all EOS models. Faster and more powerful than its predecessor, the DIGIC 4 processor gives exceptional performance and low noise at higher ISO speeds. When shooting in darker conditions, even if you are pushing the ISO to the limit, DIGIC processing applies sophisticated Noise Reduction algorithms - helping to eliminate graininess and preserve detail. The speed of DIGIC also means less processing time for longer battery life and faster start-up times.
Extend your lighting capabilities
Mastering flash photography can take a lifetime but Canon's extensive range of Speedlites, can make it simple to get great results. These flash head units can be used on or off camera to open up a range of creative possibilities. You can use them in situations where there would otherwise not be enough light or as a fill-in flash to change your daylight pictures dramatically.
The EOS 600D comes with an Easy Wireless Flash Shooting mode allowing the user to simply turn on the built-in wireless Speedlite transmitter, place the wireless compatible Speedlites around a scene and start shooting reducing the complexity of the set-up. The EOS 600D is only the third Canon EOS to feature a built-in wireless Speedlite transmitter, with the 7D and 60D being the other two.
The Speedlite range is compatible with all EOS cameras and includes a choice of four standard models and two models for specialist macro use.
EOS Integrated Cleaning Systems
A complete dust prevention and cleaning system works to keep the EOS 600D's sensor spotless, giving you pristine results everytime. A combination of technologies reduces, repels and removes dust, including a Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit that shakes dust from the sensor with each power-on.
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