Canon unveils new digital SLR
Dubai, May 17, 2011
Canon Middle East has unveiled a new compact and lightweight digital SLR, featuring technologies developed for more advanced models.
The EOS 1100D lets one experiment with more than 60 different lenses and other accessories including Speedlite flashes and a dedicated movie function on the mode dial for 720p HD video capture, a statement said.
The newly-designed bright optical viewfinder, offers 95 per cent coverage of the scene, while Live View lets the user see how different shooting modes will affect the final image on the large rear screen.
Basic+ and Creative Auto remove any confusing technical terms, using plain language to describe settings and their effect on the final image, the statement said.
Different ambience may be applied to a scene with Basic+ adjusting exposure, white balance and image processing settings according to pre-sets.
Alternatively, the image can be made lighter, darker and the background blurred to create more interesting results with Creative Auto, according to the statement.
The EOS 1100D features a 6.8cm (2.7-inch) LCD screen features a sharp 230k-dot resolution and wide viewing angle, making it easy to review the day’s shoot immediately.
Alternatively, the EOS 1100D may be connected directly to an HDTV via HDMI, using the TV remote control to scroll through images.
A 12.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor enables A3 size images to be recorded or cropped for exciting compositions, without compromising on image quality or print size, while Digic 4 image processing allows the user to freeze the action with high-speed shooting at three frames per second.
Low light subjects can be captured with minimal noise and without resorting to using a flash thanks to a sensitive ISO range of 100 – 6400, and the fast, accurate nine-point autofocus (AF) system ensures the subject is in focus no matter where they may stand in the frame, the statement said.
The EOS 1100D will be available with a new addition to Canon’s range of EF lenses. The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II is a new kit lens that offers EOS 1100D users the flexibility to shoot everything from landscapes to portraits.
Canon’s optical Image Stabilization offers a 4-stop advantage to ensure sharp images at maximum zoom and when shooting in low light, the statement said.
The new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II will succeed the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS in Canon’s current lens portfolio, it added. – TradeArabia News Service