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Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS APS-C Sensor DIGIC 4 Image Processor Full-HD Movie Mode Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch Clear View Vari-Angle LCD and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Reviews



Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS APS-C Sensor DIGIC 4 Image Processor Full-HD Movie Mode Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch Clear View Vari-Angle LCD and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

  • 18.0 MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor for high image quality and speed
  • ISO 100 – 6400 for shooting from bright to dim light
  • Vari-angle 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor (3:2) for shooting at high or low angles and 1,040,000-dot VGA with reflection reduction
  • Video Snapshot features for enhanced video shooting options
  • Comes with camera body, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Type II lens, eyecup, wide strap, USB cable, AV cable, battery, and charger

The Canon 5169B003 includes the EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR Camera and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS type II Lens. This camera and lens will help photographers who are looking for an easy-to-use camera to create their next masterpiece. The next in a long line of phenomenal compact DSLRs, the EOS Rebel T3i continues the Rebel tradition of easy operation, compact design and no-compromise performance. Featuring Canon’s newest DIGIC 4 Image Processor and an 18.0 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor plus cutting-ed

List Price: $ 799.99

Price: $ 799.99

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  1. dojoklo says:
    2,773 of 2,805 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Choosing between the T3i, T2i, 60D and 7D, February 27, 2011
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    dojoklo (Cambridge, MA) –

    This review is from: Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS APS-C Sensor DIGIC 4 Image Processor Full-HD Movie Mode Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch Clear View Vari-Angle LCD and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (Camera)

    The Canon Rebel T3i takes the consumer level dSLR a couple steps closer to the mid-level Canon 60D with the addition of the rotating rear LCD screen, remote flash firing, and in-camera processing features. The already highly competent, older Rebel T2i already shared many important features with the 60D (and even features of the semi-pro 7D) including the 18 MP sensor, 63-zone exposure metering system, high ISO performance, HD movie capabilities, and Digic 4 image processor. With these new upgrades, it might make it even more difficult to choose between them. But there are some important differences.

    If you are considering the Rebel T3i vs T2i, the Rebel T3i is replacing the T2i. Since both cameras share the same 18 megapixel sensor and Digic 4 processor, both the T2i and T3i will create images with exactly the same image quality, produce the same low light/ high ISO performance, shoot at 3.7 frames per second, and have nearly the same size and build quality. They are both offered with the same 18-55mm kit lens (with some minor cosmetic differences on the new T3i kit lens). The T3i is very slightly larger and heavier due to the addition of the rotating rear LCD monitor. And that is one of the biggest differences between the two cameras. Do you want and need a vari-angle rear screen or not? The other major difference is the ability of the T3i to remotely control multiple off-camera flashes. Like the 60D and 7D, you can use the built-in flash of the T3i to trigger other Canon Speedlites. Some other minor additions to the T3i include the Scene Intelligent Auto Mode, which is a feature borrowed from point and shoot cameras. When in Auto mode, the T3i will make a determination of what type of scene you are shooting – close-up, portrait, landscape, etc. – and automatically configure the camera settings accordingly. However, if you want to use a powerful and costly digital SLR as a point and shoot, you should probably save the money and just buy a nice, high quality point and shoot like the Canon S95. Other additional but not essential upgrades include the in-camera processing Creative Filters, and the ability to choose different image size ratios and to rate your images. (Helpful hint: press the Q Button while in image playback and you can access features like rating, rotating, and Creative Filters.) There is also a marginally helpful Feature Guide which gives brief descriptions of various settings and some additional video features like Video Snapshot, which you can use to shoot short video clips that are automatically joined together into a video, with music.

    Canon Rebel T3i vs. 60D vs. 7D
    Sensor and Image Quality: All three cameras share a very similar sensor and 18 megapixels, and so their image quality will be virtually the same. All are capable of taking professional quality images.

    Exposure Metering: The three cameras all share the latest 63-zone, dual-layer exposure metering system and 4 metering modes. That means they will all determine the exposure virtually identically and enable you to take properly exposed photos in most every situation, including difficult back-lit scenes. The size of the areas metered for Partial and Spot metering vary slightly between the cameras, but that isn’t anything critical.

    Autofocus: The T3i shares a similar autofocus system to the 60D, with 9 focus points and three auto focusing modes. However the 9 AF points of the 60D are more sensitive than those of the T3i: all are cross-type in the 60D, only the center is cross-type in the T3i. The 60D autofocus system is much less complex than the sophisticated AF system of the 7D with its 19 AF point system and its additional Zone, Spot, and Expansion focus modes. These various modes address how you want to deal with and group the numerous AF points. Plus the custom settings of the 7D allow one to customize how the AF system works – how it tracks subjects, how it deals with objects that come between you and your initial subject, how quickly it responds to these changes of possible subjects that are at different distances from you, etc. However, if you are not an avid sports photographer, a wildlife shooter, or someone who understands, needs, and will use the elaborate features of the 7D AF system, then this shouldn’t sway you.

    Construction: As you can probably figure out from the prices, each camera is not built the same. The T3i has relatively strong construction of a stainless steel frame with polycarbonate body. The 60D has a stronger and lighter aluminum frame and polycarbonate body, but not as strong as the 7D’s magnesium alloy construction. The 60D also has some amount of weather sealing – more than the T3i, less than the 7D. But for most users, including even those using the camera daily or in travel situations, the construction of any of these cameras is far more than good enough, strong enough, and durable enough.

    ISO: Since they…

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  2. W. Edwards "library lady" says:
    1,011 of 1,033 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Busy Mom/The Family Photographer – T3i a great intro dSLR, March 21, 2011
    By 
    W. Edwards “library lady” (Spokane, WA) –
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    This review is from: Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS APS-C Sensor DIGIC 4 Image Processor Full-HD Movie Mode Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch Clear View Vari-Angle LCD and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (Camera)

    I am not a camera expert, but rather, I’m a busy mom who likes to take pictures and who adores my subjects. This, then, is a review from a busy mom/amateur’s point of view.

    MY GOALS/EXPECTATIONS:

    I have always been a photo fiend, taking my camera everywhere and pulling it out at any opportunity. While I’d gotten to a decent level of archiving important moments with my point-and-shoot cameras over the years, I wanted to take my photography to the next level. I was inspired by my brother-in-law’s photos of his kids to take the dSLR plunge. But I knew (and still know), very little about professional photography. I wanted to start taking better photos right away. But I also wanted to have room to grow as a photographer and a camera that would grow with me.

    I also wanted the focus to stay firmly on my family – while I was willing to invest some time and care into the camera, I didn’t want it to become like a pet I had to constantly watch over. While any dSLR takes some care and consideration, I’ve found the T3i has been an excellent camera for me and I’ve been quite pleased with it.

    PROS:

    * VERY USER FRIENDLY: The auto mode (or auto without flash, my favorite) is highly forgiving, taking fantastically sharp images, true to color. They look so clear that I feel I’m capturing as close to real life as I’ve ever seen before in a camera.

    * FAST: While I sometimes go in for trying out new modes and manual settings, I often leave the camera in auto or auto-sans-flash mode and just click away so that I can at least capture a moment before it’s gone. I then play with manual settings if my kids stay still long enough for me to try something new. My previous cameras always had a horrible delay for the autofocus (the only mode they usually had), meaning I nearly always lost the moment when the toddler was on the move. The t3i is so ridiculously fast that I can snap multiple pics in the time one picture took before.

    * BEAUTIFUL PICTURES: This kind of goes without saying at this tier of camera, but the pictures are just amazing quality. Coming from the land of point-and-shoot, I’m pretty blown away. And I know I’m only touching the tip of the iceberg for what’s possible.

    * BEAUTIFUL VIDEO: This is the nice new feature of the t3i. I wasn’t sure I’d want or need the HD video. But hey, when you’ve got it, you use it. I’ve gotten some amazingly clear footage of the kiddo playing in the park with daddy and I’m so glad we went for the model with that feature.

    * BIG, CLEAR DISPLAY: It’s really easy to see what pics you’ve just taken and adjust your photo-taking accordingly. Just by seeing what I’ve gotten, I’m able to try again and improve a shot almost immediately.

    * CLEAR MENUS/ABILITY TO IMPROVE: The interface on this is so intuitive that I’ve been able to learn a lot without even cracking open the manual (though that manual is my new reading material). The entry point for a new user is just a step up from normal photography – the possibilities, however, are nearly endless.

    * NICE KIT LENS: For all that photographers get into new and better lenses, the kit lens on this is really nice and easy to use. I think it will hold us for a good long while before I get to be more of an expert. It gives me the range of zoom and focus I need for now.

    * EYE-FI COMPATIBLE: WOW. I cannot even tell you how much this busy mom loves this feature. If you get an eye-fi card, your pictures can be set up to automatically upload to your computer whenever you are within range of your synched wireless network. My husband set up a SmugMug account and the eye-fi capabilities. I take pics to my heart’s content while out on walks, in the park, etc., and come home, then leave the camera on (auto-shut off after 8 minutes) to upload the pics. I can then tag and sort pictures later at my leisure. For a busy mom, this is amazingly useful. I don’t have to take time out to upload the pics – the camera does that for me.

    * BATTERY LIFE (for common use): So far, the battery we bought for the camera lasts very well during normal photo-taking. It’s just a standard Canon battery for the rebel line and it charges quickly. Even when taking pics like a mad-woman, it lasts through a shoot. HD video eats it up more quickly, so be warned. Still, I rarely run out of juice during the day so long as I pop the battery into its charger in the evening. However, uploading is another story (See below in cons).

    Those are just the first few things I love about this camera. Here, however, are the…not cons, really, just challenges for a busy mom:

    CHALLENGES:

    * dSLRs ARE EXPENSIVE, DELICATE, BIG AND BULKY:

    And busy parents’ lives have enough precious and delicate things to worry about – namely, the kids. No getting around it – you can’t just toss a dSLR into a pocket and go. I’m in a quest for a good…

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  3. Kevin Luo says:
    177 of 184 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Canon T3i vs Nikon D5100, July 12, 2011
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    I am a Nikon owner for years now trying to switch to Canon. After receiving this camera for a few days, I can now give a list of the differences between this T3i and the Nikon counterpart D5100.

    1. T3i has 4 buttons on the back defined to be used to control “AF”, “White Balance”, “Drive Mode”, and “Picture Control”, plus a dedicated ISO button on the shoulder, and a focus point selector on the top right corner of the back, which is great, and also the main reason I am trying to switch to Canon. For D5100, you have to go deep into the menu.

    2. T3i can trigger external flash, D5100 can’t.

    3. T3i has White Balance Shifts with the Custom White Balance, Nikon D5100 Customer White Balance is a one shot setup.

    4. T3i’s image quality seems to be a little better than D5100. Especially the LCD is brighter and looks great.

    5. T3i can work with any Canon lens, D5100 only works with AF-S lenses due to the lack of a body motor.

    6. D5100 has Distortion Control, before and after shoot, T3i doesn’t.

    7. D5100 has Color Balance adjustment after shot, T3i doesn’t.

    8. D5100 has Straighten feature, T3i doesn’t.

    9. D5100 has Perspective adjustment, T3i doesn’t.

    10. D5100 makes smarter decision when shoot in P, A, S modes, while T3i frequently makes you shoot in weird combinations like “1/320, ISO3200, f22″…

    Common issues:

    1. When shoot in bright sunlight, both tend to produce yellowish images, that’s more like a common issue of CMOS sensor. I have never had a problem with CCD cameras, but I have experienced the same issue with all the CMOS cameras including Nikon D7000, Nikon D90, Nikon D300s.

    2. Live Mode focuses very slow on both (Nikon is slightly better).

    * The 18-135 lens is a pretty sharp IS lens, the IS works as great as Nikon’s VR does. However, this 18-135 is only like 20-135, compared to the Nikon 18-200 VR.

    Overall, both cameras are good entry level cameras. T3i will be a better choice for a more advanced user.

    Update on July 13, 2011:

    11. D5100’s battery lasts much longer, almost 50% longer. T3i’s battery is smaller and the LCD is brighter.

    12. T3i’s White Balance Bracketing is both ways. D5100 is only between Amber and Blue.

    13. D5100 has HDR feature which sometimes maybe useful.

    14. D5100’s power switch is located in a perfect position. T3i’s is a little awkward.

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