Canon Eos Rebel T3i Review

Formally declared on Feb 7 and available in early March 2011, your Canon EOS Rebel T3i becomes the companys flagship entry level version and is followed to promote by a spending budget priced T3 version too. No fewer than six Rebel versions are displayed on the Canon United States web site, so entry level people considering a Canon have their job cut out for them sifting through each of those options. The main differences in between the T3i and the T3 are an 18 megapixel sensor vs. 12.2, 3.7 frames per second continuous shooting rate vs. 3 fps, a place metering exposure alternative, an articulating 3.0 inches monitor vs.



  • Fine 18-megapixel images
  • Excellent 3-inch vari-angle LCD
  • Full HD video at 30 fps
  • 3.7 fps at full resolution

  • Tends to run warm indoors
  • Video is good but focusing is cumbersome
  • No burst mode in A+ auto

A fixed 2.7 inches and 1080 hi-def video

A fixed 2.7 inches and 1080 Hi-def video vs. 720 HD. The T3i includes Canons latest DIGIC 4 picture processor and a native ISO vary from 100 to 6400. Exposure metering uses a double layer 63 zone detector and AF is achieved via a 9 stage system with a cross kind center stage.

The camera is compatible with Canons EF and EF-S lens lines, accepts SD-SDHC-SDXC memory media and is offered as a body only or in kit matched using 18-55 or 18-135mm stabilized zoom lenses, our review unit was the latter kit. Canon comes with an eyecup, camera strap, AV and Universal Serial Bus cables, battery charger and pack and CD ROM applications with every camera.

All About Didnt We Only Do a Year Ago With the T2i

About now you might be asking your self, Didnt we only do a year ago with the T2i since the new Canon entry-level flagship model? And youd be correct besides the articulating monitor, 1080 Hi-def video and several of automatic shooting modes, your T3i spec sheet reads pretty much your same as the T2i, down to identical MSRPs for your kit with the 18-55 lens.

Heres the view using the 18-135 lens, that covers your 29 to 216mm focal range in 35mm equivalents owing to your T3is 1.6x crop factor: Telephoto, 135mm – The cameras bear also a strong family resemblance, but Canon lists somewhat different sizes and weights for every and visually there are several slight differences in body contours.


  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 3.7 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 9-point AF system
  • ISO 100-6400 expandable to 12800
  • 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
  • 3.0 inch articulated LCD with 1,040,000 dots
  • Wireless flash control
  • ‘Basic+’ shooting mode and ‘Creative Filters’

Video constraints since to clip size are identical, so it probably comes since no real surprise that I found movie performance pretty much the same. Some of what follows Has Been taken from the 60D review. The T3i allows 1080 Hi-def movie capture and image quality is good. The camera make use of a CMOS detector so rolling shutter effect is a consideration, but your effect is well controlled. Video capture involves setting your mode dial to your movie shooting setting, acquiring focus using a half push of your shutter and then initiating capture by pressing the live view shooting-movie shooting button on the camera back. Like your 60D, your T3i Can Be a bit slow to acquire auto focus for movie capture.

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