Canon has decided today is their day for announcements so get ready for a few posts. The biggest of those announcements is the unveiling of the Canon EOS 600D. The new top of this line entry-level DSLR from Canon now comes with a bunch of new features, including 5 creative filters that apply effects like Fish Eye and Toy Camera (tilt shift) to your images. Up to 2 of these can be applied at once.
There’s also new technologies introduced in the latest model like ‘Scene Intelligent Auto’ that dynamically determines the best settings based on the scene your shooting, rather than just a default setting on the 500 and 550D.
Hardware wise the body is much the same as previous models, with one important distinction. The high res 3 inch LCD now rotates up to 180 degrees to allow you to see the shot while holding the camera in strange positions. Great for when you have to shoot over or around objects, previously difficult shots like these required a lot trial and error.
There’s still the 18 megapixel sensor using the DiG!C 4 Processor with fast 3.7 fps bursts. You can’t do much better than full frame 1080p video, but that was there in the 550D. The latest addition when it comes to video, is a Video Snapshot feature that allows pre-set 2, 4 or 8 second clips to be shot and also edited together complete with background music, right from within the camera.
So overall there’s not a whole lot that’s new about the 600D, but doesn’t all you camera geeks out there won’t still sell a kidney for it. Canon Australia aren’t announcing pricing just yet, but do say the 600D will hit store shelves in March 2011.