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Canon EOS Rebel T3i
 
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$480.00 - $723.99
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Summary: An 18-megapixel camera from Canon with a 3-inch LCD, 3.1x optical zoom, an image stabilizer and manual controls.
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Type: SLR digital cameras
About - Canon EOS Rebel T3i
The EOS Rebel T3i is an 18-megapixel camera with an 18mm-55mm kit lens that has a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28.8mm-88mm. It has a live-view 3-inch LCD (1,040,000 pixels). It also includes a through-the-lens viewfinder, which is helpful when composing in bright light.

Because it accepts interchangeable lenses, and includes a mirror and a through-the-lens viewfinder, we consider this model an SLR.

The camera's kit lens has a maximum aperture of f/3.5. The camera's shutter speed range is 30 seconds to 1/4000 of a second.

The EOS Rebel T3i stores photos and video on SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards but has no on-board storage. It captures images as JPG or RAW files at a top resolution of 5184 x 3456 and full HD-resolution video as MOV files at a top resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 25 fps.

Like most digital cameras, this model comes with a proprietary rechargeable battery.

This SLR has 9 autofocus points. It also includes 3 flash modes (for the on-board flash), 7 exposure modes, and an exposure compensation control that can be set at +/-5 EV. The image stabilization system for this camera is lens-based.

The EOS Rebel T3i measures 5.3 inches wide by 4.1 inches high by 5.9 inches deep, and weighs 29 ounces (1.8 pounds) (with battery, memory card, and strap).
About This Brand

Canon is the market leader in point-and-shoots, with an extensive line of models, which are known as PowerShots. Its budget line, the A series, is made up of compacts and subcompacts.  Canon's subcompacts are known as SD ELPHs. Its SX-series are mostly super zooms and come in various sizes and include smaller or larger feature sets. Canon has the D-series compact, which it claims are waterproof and shockproof. Its high-end series, the S and G lines, include special modes and manual features, such as the ability to shoot RAW files and to focus manually. The EOS Rebel series helped to define budget SLRs. Other SLRs include a host of pro and more-advanced consumer models, including models that have very large, full-frame sensors. Canon also offers a wider selection of lenses than most brands.

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Features & Specs - Canon EOS Rebel T3i
info LCD size (in.) 3
info 35mm equivalent multiplier 1.6
info Shutter speed range 30 - 1/4000
info Still image formats JPG, RAW
info LCD pixel count 1040k
info Memory card slots/type SD/SDHC/SDXC
info Height (in.) 4.1
info Depth (in.) 5.9
info Max. ISO 12800
info Live view Yes
info Image stabilizer L
info Color space Adobe RGB/sRGB
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User Reviews - Canon EOS Rebel T3i
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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
I would buy this product again
3/28/2014
Pros
Easy To Use
Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
Quiet
Tilt /Swivel LCD
Cons
Best Uses
Family Photos
Indoors/Low Light
Landscape/Scenery
Sports/Action
Travel
Video
Weddings/Events
Wildlife photos
Comment:
I like this camera. I own an older model of the Rebel, but this one blows that old one away. Both are good cameras, but I like the T3i the best. My son in law has tried to steal my camera, jokingly, after he used mine, he now will get one.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Pair with good lenses, best bang for $
3/6/2014
Pros
Easy To Use
Good Image Quality
High ISO Performance
Large Clear LCD
Tilt /Swivel LCD
Cons
Noisy At High ISO
Best Uses
Family Photos
Indoors/Low Light
Landscape/Scenery
Sports/Action
Travel
Video
Weddings/Events
Wildlife photos
Comment:
After researching SLR cameras for about 6 months, trying cameras from friends, reading reviews, etc; I decided the Canon T3i was the camera for me. Actually, I was planning on getting the T2i (same camera without swivel LCD, which I don't think I've ever needed), but I found the T3i cheap.<br /><br />With the kit lens and built in flash, it's not bad, much better than every point and shoot I've used. But, replace that kit lens with a f2.8 lens with equivalent zoom, and this thing is awesome. I ended up with the Sigma 2.8 17-50mm and it really makes this camera great. Also, a shoe mounted dedicated flash (TTL) is a must for indoor shooting. You can get an awesome Canon, or settle on something like the Bower I got, and up your indoor photo quality a ton.<br /><br />The camera has pretty decent presets, and good user controls (a bit of getting used to is needed). I can get great pictures without being a professional. I now take all my own family pictures, using a timer or wireless remote. I do my own editing, and get fantastic results. It may not be professional, but in my first 3 sessions, I pretty much paid for the camera, lenses, and accessories.<br /><br />The one bad thing, or should I say somewhat useless thing, is the extremely high ISO settings. Really, if you use them, expect terrible results. It's the nature of how it works.<br /><br />Otherwise, I can't say enough great things about this camera. Even the newer Canons aren't much better than this one. I've had for 2+ years, and still love it every time I pull it out.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
LOVE This camers
12/13/2013
Pros
Easy To Use
Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
High ISO Performance
Large Clear LCD
Cons
Best Uses
Family Photos
Indoors/Low Light
Travel
Video
Weddings/Events
Comment:
This camera is everything I wanted in a camera. It's easy to use and the pictures are clear and make me look like a professional.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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