I picked this up via Canon Rumors. Canon Announced a new Rebel T3i/600D. The new Rebel will have a crazy digital zoom with no loss of resolution. this I will have to see to believe. Here is a rip from the press release.
Capture stunning detail with EOS movie
Capture your memories in superb clarity with Full HD (1080p) movie mode, while a dedicated movie shooting mode means you can switch between stills and HD video instantly. You can also reach distant subjects using new Movie Digital Zoom function, which crops the centre of the sensor from 3x to 10x while still maintaining Full HD quality – great for capturing wildlife on a safari holiday.
Enabling you to capture more engaging videos, Video Snapshot mode shoots video in two, four, or eight second segments, creating clips that are short, easy to edit and of similar lengths to clips used in most TV programmes. As they are recorded, the clips are saved to a Video Snapshot Album and combined into one movie. A soundtrack can be added by choosing from tracks uploaded to the camera and the result viewed on the camera’s LCD, or on an HDTV via the built-in mini HDMI connection.
EOS 600D – key features:
▪ 18-megapixel CMOS sensor
▪ Scene Intelligent Auto mode
▪ Full-HD EOS Movie
▪ On-screen Feature Guide
▪ 3.7fps continuous shooting
▪ Wide-area 9-point AF
▪ 1,040k-dot vari-angle 7.7cm (3.0”) screen
▪ Basic+ and Creative Filters/ Built-in wireless flash control