The Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens Essential Kit from B&H provides you with the T3i body and a Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS II lens and a host of additional accessories. You'll be ready to shoot from day one with this set-up. Just charge the included LP-E8 battery pack and pop in the SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card and you're ready to start making photos! In addition to what comes standard with the camera and lens, this B&H Essential Kit includes a top-loading camera bag for DSLRs, a 16GB SDHC Memory Card, a 58mm UV filter, a lens cap holder, an LCD protector, a second LP-E8 battery and an infrared remote control. And should you want to expand your selection of lenses for the T3i, all Canon EF and EF-S lenses are compatible with the Rebel T3i.
The Rebel line of DSLR cameras has long been known as a value in photography, focusing on the advanced amateur, student, and all those looking to go beyond what their point-and-shoot lets them do, to stretch and test the limits of their creativity; all while not breaking the bank.
With an 18MP CMOS (APS-C) sensor and Canon's DIGIC 4 Image Processor the T3i captures beautiful, high resolution JPEG, RAW, and RAW+JPEG images to your choice of SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. The camera also records full HD video at 1920 x 1080/30p/24p, among other frame rate options. The wide range of compatible lenses and the camera's dedicated live view give you the flexibility you need to create wonderful HD DSLR movies.
No matter what you're recording - still images or vibrant video - the T3i provides you with a vari-angle 3.0" Clear View LCD monitor that flips-out and is adjustable at a variety of angles for shooting and review of your subject. The camera also features an eye-level viewfinder for more precise composition of shots.
Canon's 63 zone dual-layer sensor works with the 9 point AF system for excellent exposures by minimizing in-camera meter reading error. The system produces more accurate images even in low-lit settings. The T3i also features an in-camera flash or the option to connect a flash, and is Speedlite compatible. Another feature worth mentioning when it comes to exposure include the camera's 100-6400 ISO rating which is expandable up to 12,800. Using this setting along with Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer produces incredible low light shots.
In addition, the T3i features a number of user-friendly modes that allow the user to simplify their experience. Intelligent Auto mode, for example, takes the guesswork out of shooting by automatically setting 5 of the camera's technologies to create the optimum image. Other helpful shooting controls like Basic+ provides the user with 2 options for making creative photos like a pro. The ambience selection adjusts exposure and white balance to give your images a unique look and feel. When shooting by lighting or scene type, Basic+ creates artistic filters for the scene or gives it the feel that the viewer is focused on the center of the image. Of course, other shooting controls like the feature guide and quick control screen help to streamline your experience with the camera as well.
The Rebel T3i with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens and the B&H Essential Kit is the perfect way to start your foray into the world of serious photography.