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Canon launches new EOS DSLR camera

New model features 720p HD video capture, re-designed viewfinder

Canon launches new EOS DSLR camera
The Canon EOS 1100 D DSLR camera is compatible with both EF and EF-S lenses.

Canon Middle East has released its latest EOS model, the new EOS 1100D DSLR in the region, the camera is designed for users who want professional quality still images and HD video.

The EOS 1100D is compatible with over 60 different lenses, including the EF and EF-S ranges, Speedlite flashes and other accessories, according to Canon and features 720p HD video capture, which is accessible via the function dial on the top of the camera body.

The EOS 1100D also has a re-designed viewfinder, which offers 95% coverage of the scene being shot. Users can alternatively use the 6.8cm rear LCD screen to view shots, apply creative effects and see the shot results directly. The screen features 230k-dot resolution and wide viewing angle.

The EOS 1100D can be connected directly to an HDTV via HDMI, and users can scroll through images and video using a TV remote control.

The 12.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor is designed to enable A3 size images to be recorded or cropped, while DIGIC 4 image processing allows users to freeze the action with high-speed shooting at three frames per second.

The camera's sensitive ISO range of 100-6400 allows images to be captured in low-light with less noise and without the user having to use a flash. The camera also features a nine-point auto-focus designed to ensure sharp picture quality.

The EOS 1100D also uses the same iFCL metering system developed for the semi-professional EOS 7D, ensuring all subjects are well-exposed.

The EOS 1100D will be available with a new addition to Canon's range of EF lenses with the lightweight EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II that offers EOS 1100D users the flexibility to shoot everything from sweeping landscapes to portraits. The integrated Optical Image Stabilisation offers a 4-stop advantage to ensure sharp images at maximum zoom and when shooting in low light.

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.

The camera's menu system has a Feature Guide function which is designed to offer a brief description of all the menu functions and settings.

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