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Old Jan 16, 2012, 2:02 AM   #1
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I have a Canon T3i. I've had it for nearly a year, and for the first few months I took some pretty nice Video with it. Then a period of time went by when life got busy and I wasn't using the Camera so much. Then came the Holidays and I once again picked up the Camera to do some recording. It was then that I noticed a real difference, something that I hadn't noticed from the early months.

Whenever I would turn the dial to record, the camera would move into the scene very tight. Almost like I'd used the zoom and zoomed forward as far as it would go. More often then not I would have to physically back up, or move the tripod way back, and often I coulnd't move far enough back to get more then a fraction of the scene that I was wanting to film.

I tried zooming out but it will only zoom forward, tightening the scene even further. Then it will zoom back out, but only as far as I had just zoomed in.

I've searched the manual but to no avail. So here I am, seeking answers from you talented folks. Maybe this is normal for this camera & I just don't remember it being this way from the beginning? I can't help but wonder if I didn't push a button, or do something to cause this. Has anyone heard of such a thing happening with their T3i?

I finally broke down and bought a used camcorder as I was missing too much of my 6yr old granddaughers life but I'd love to figure out what happened to my really cool T3i.
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 6:52 AM   #2
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You might have changed the video resolution to 'crop', which is essentially a 7x digital zoom effect.
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