The Canon T3i is in, and so far looks very close to a Canon T2i. There is one cool feature that none of the other Canon’s have and it’s the 3x-10x Zoom feature. The T2i and 60D had something similar but could not perform this while shooting in HD resolution. The Panasonic GH2 already had this feature built in, so it’s nice to see Canon stepping up with the same.
The new T3i has this Zoom ability that can only be used in 1080 either 24fps or 30fps. You can’t use this feature when shooting in 720. It’s not a hard set Zoom factor, as you can start at 3x and slowly work your way to any Zoom in between all the way up to 10x. For people trying to find a solution to shooting far (wedding guys?), this new feature can essentially change my 100mm F/2.8 into a 1600mm F/2.8. So a simple 50mm F/1.4 can become a 500mm F/1.4. You see where this can come in handy? Oh and because my 100mm is one of Canon’s finest ‘Macro’ lenses, the 10x feature on this lens is ‘INSANE!!’. A must see, I mean seriously this is where this feature really really shines. It’s crazy….
Let’s hope Canon has the ability to throw this feature in via Firmware updates to our older cams, but don’t hold your breath.
Leave a Comment
Recent Comments on Cheesycam
- Daniel Hughes on Aputure DEC Canon EF Lens Adapter Adjust Iris + Wireless Follow Focus
- Fe on Correct Tripod Mount Alignment with GH3 / GH4 Battery Grip
- Kyle Gordon on Aputure DEC Canon EF Lens Adapter Adjust Iris + Wireless Follow Focus
- Jesse Brauning on Correct Tripod Mount Alignment with GH3 / GH4 Battery Grip
- Emm on Aputure DEC Canon EF Lens Adapter Adjust Iris + Wireless Follow Focus
- Apostolos on NAB 2014: Libec ALLEX Tripod Slider Fluid Head Kit
- Juan Pinalez on Aputure DEC Canon EF Lens Adapter Adjust Iris + Wireless Follow Focus
- Lorenzo on Running Wires through CAME 7000 3 Axis Gimbal + Project Box Cover