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Canon® T3i Camera Overview

Canon® T3i Camera Overview, 9.3 out of 10 based on 31 ratings
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Many reviewers have named the Canon T3i camera the best entry-level DLSR on the market. The Canon T3i, or Canon EOS 600D Digital Rebel T3i (if you want to be specific), is a user-friendly DLSR that makes it easy for budding photographers to take stunning photos. It’s also one of the most efficient DLSRs for recording HD videos. Although the T3i has a somewhat short battery life, and the camera is a little sluggish when it comes to auto focusing, most users can’t find much to complain about when it comes to this camera. Here’s our overview of what’s considered the most popular camera for novice photographers right now:

The Canon Rebel T3i is a small and lightweight camera. Its body measures in at 5.2 x 3.9 x 3.1 inches, and it weighs 20.6 ounces with batteries.

The control panel on the back of the Canon Rebel T3i is pretty standard. Everything you need to carefully adjust many of the settings of your T3i is in an accessible place. If you’ve used the T2i, the T3i’s predecessor, you’ll notice that the T3i’s buttons are all in the same places as the T2i’s.

The Canon Rebel T3i’s 100-12800 range of ISO settings make it an ideal camera for all lighting conditions. The powerful yet small T3i is built to reduce noise in all situations. It just takes a few seconds to adjust the ISO settings and shoot crisp, clear pictures in the brightest situations and at night.

This DLSR’s 18.”0″ CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor work to enhance the quality and integrity of each pixel in each picture you take. The CMOS sensor speeds up how long it takes a signal to reach the image processor. The result is a picture with relatively no noise and a camera that consumes less energy overall.

You can choose from hundreds of different lenses to use with your T3i. The wide selection of T3i-compatible lenses means that you have a lot of customization options when it comes to zoom range, image stabilization, and aperture. Lenses generally range in price from around $200 to over $5,000.

The control buttons on the top of the T3i allow you to easily adjust the shutter speed, change the ISO settings, and switch to video recording mode. If you want to adjust the shutter speed, you just have to to push the capture button halfway down and turn it until you land on the right speed.

The Rebel T3i’s vast range of ISO settings work in conjunction with the camera’s built-in flash to ensure that pictures come out clear in most situations. You can also opt to add a flash attachment to the top of the camera to dramatically increase the clarity of pictures taken in low-light settings.

The Rebel T3i comes with a number of creative filter options, including “Fish-Eye Effect,” which distorts an image in the same manner a fish-eye camera lens would. Other T3i creative filter options are “Grainy Black and White Effect,” which produces an antique looking black and white image, and “Toy Camera Effect,” which produces an image with vignetting and interesting color distortions.

The T3i comes with a swivel LCD screen, which is what professional photographers seem to appreciate the most about the camera. A swivel LCD screen allows you view your picture subject even when the camera is positioned at your waist.

This mighty little DLSR is also able to capture Full HD videos in 1080p. You can use the T3i’s Video Snapshot function to record short clips of videos, which allows for easy editing of big video projects.

Overall, the Rebel T3i is a great choice for novice photographers as well as hobby and professional photographers who don’t need all the extras of a higher-end camera.

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152 Responses to Canon® T3i Camera Overview

Mary Beth Elderton February 17, 2012 at 1:38 am

I have been reading about this camera, and your review answered some questions I had. Thank you! My husband is a hobbyist whose camera is nowhere near as sophisticated as this one, but I'm shopping to give him a good camera. I just may decide on this one.

Leland Dantzler February 17, 2012 at 2:25 am

Personally, I'd still prefer my Pentax K-x. I just like the style of it, as the quality is comparable.

Brett Harmon February 17, 2012 at 3:00 am

There are so many great DLSR choices. It can be quite difficult to choose the right one. I'm glad we could help you narrow the choices down!

Brett Harmon February 17, 2012 at 3:03 am

The Pentax K-x is an excellent camera as well. Pentax does an impressive job of making cameras that are user-friendly and attractive. When I'm not using a DLSR, I love to take "old school" photos with my Pentax K1000, a vintage, classic SLR.

Shannon Glasscock Zuklich February 17, 2012 at 3:19 am

I've always used nikon and am afraid to switch brands because of the lenses and stuff I own for it (i'd hate to have to reinvest in more accessories), but this post points out a lot of great things about this canon. I'd really like a dslr capable of shooting hd video. I like the swivel screen as well!

Deanne Washer February 17, 2012 at 3:21 am

I love my canon…..

Teresa McDaniel February 16, 2012 at 10:50 pm

I’ve always used a Nikon or Fuji, but after reading about the features of the Canon, I will really take a closer look the next time I am ready to buy a new camera. I really like that there is a large selection of lenses available for use with it, since you never know what might pop up next that requires something different to capture it properly.

Rebecca Parsons February 17, 2012 at 1:07 am

My husband wanted to get me a Canon EOS 600D. Thanks for the review and I will give him the go ahead. I’m a beginner on photography, well actually more for kids and their sports. But it will serve my purpose wonderfully.

Leland Dantzler February 17, 2012 at 1:23 am

I’d still rather use a Pentax, personally. You just get a lot more for less cost, not paying for the brand…

Debbie Johnston February 17, 2012 at 4:11 am

Now that is a nice camera!

Jacob February 17, 2012 at 7:35 am

I’ve always wanted a camera that I could get all the different attachments and lens for because I love to take pictures, I have just never been able to afford one. You mentioned the price of the lens at $200 to $5000 so what is the price on the Camera itself? This sounds like a great camera that would last a long time but speaking of lasting, what kind of warranty does it come with?

Jose February 17, 2012 at 7:39 am

So can you get this camera at any retail store or do you have to go specifically to an electronics store or what? I don’t know that Wal-Mart carries any that would be in this price range but I think Best Buy does so I will look there. Don’t get me wrong I’ll look everywhere that sells cameras but the price may dictate where I get it from. Thanks for this information.

Donald February 17, 2012 at 7:39 am

I am by no means a professional photographer but I love to take pictures. I am really into art so things even in nature catch my eye differently than it would the average person. I have taken some pretty cool pictures with my cheap little digital camera but I would love to have one of these so that I could really zoom in on things.

Jacob February 17, 2012 at 7:58 am

This is a beautiful camera, you did a great job on your blog, you went into great detail on the capabilities and the lenses. It is awesome that it is a video recorded as well and HD just makes it that much more attractive. Thank you for the information I will use this when shopping for my new camera, I am thinking this is a good way to spend my tax return.

Tina February 17, 2012 at 10:38 am

I think this would give people who simply like to ‘dabble’ in photography the chance to take some fantastic pictures.

Jenni February 17, 2012 at 11:05 am

Would love to have a camera like this! 2 very active kids and lots of great scenery around the PNW!

Soha Molina February 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

I am looking for a sophisticated camera for my husband. My SIL who is very knowledgeable about cameras, sent me some information on a few. However, after reading your post, I am very drawn to this particular one.

Jessica February 17, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Thanks for the breakdown of the Canon T3i. I currently have a Nikon L120 and, while I love the zoom on it, I still find that I have too many blurry shots for my liking. I’ve heard many good reviews on the Rebel and am fairly certain that my next camera will be a Canon… so long as my budget agrees. Thanks!

Wendy February 17, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I am always confused about DSLR cameras since I am not a professional photographer. Thanks for your post on the Canon T3i camera. It helps a lot.


Brett February 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm

The costs of new camera accessories do add up. I totally understand your reluctance to switch over to Canon for this reason.

If you want to shoot HD videos, there’s no better DLSR than the T3i (at least in its price range).

Huguette E. February 17, 2012 at 2:05 pm

I just have a regular plain camera and would love a good one. Love these!


Brett February 17, 2012 at 2:05 pm

The T3i lens selection is great. I agree. I’m glad this post peaked your interest about the T3i. It’s truly an outstanding camera.


Brett February 17, 2012 at 2:08 pm

The T3i is definitely one of the best DLSRs for beginners. It’s also great for recording videos of kids and sports games! 🙂

laurel February 17, 2012 at 6:27 pm

i have little digital cameras, this would be amazing to own, reallly great quality

Brian H February 17, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Canon has always had the best cameras!

Shannon Schulte February 17, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I love all of the lens options available! Too cool!

Sarah Stine February 17, 2012 at 8:20 pm

The controls look easy to use and I love how lightweight the camera is. I would love one of these!

Kim Korte February 17, 2012 at 10:33 pm

I am new to photography, what would be the best camera for a newbie.

Leland Dantzler February 18, 2012 at 1:20 am

One thing this does have over the Pentax K-x is the really nice flipout LCD screen. That would be hugely useful when holding the camera higher/lower than the human eye can reach.

Tina February 18, 2012 at 8:12 am

Wow, very nice. Thanks for the review. Something to give a little thought to.

Sue King February 18, 2012 at 9:51 am

I’ve learned that Rebel T3i would be a great camera from your review. Thanks for all the great information.

laurel February 18, 2012 at 9:55 am

the T31 looks great easy enough for me to handle i like it and am going to looking into more information on this thanks

michael cuchinelli February 18, 2012 at 10:00 am

i like the idea of an easy to use entry level camera, easy to get good quality pictures in low light levels without using a flash, but i think what i like most is the swivel screen so you can take pictures in any positions without having to look at the camera right in front of your eyes.

Brian H February 18, 2012 at 11:35 am

My next camera will be a canon

Natoma Houston February 18, 2012 at 11:35 am

Looks like a seriously solid camera! I have a new favorite.

Debbie Johnston February 18, 2012 at 11:54 am

love the flip out screen on this.

pauletta horn February 18, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Need a new camera desperately and had been considering another brand. After seeing this review I now know this is the camera for me…has everything I’m looking for including the flip out swivel screen. Totally awesome 🙂

saminder gumer February 18, 2012 at 12:32 pm

i like the fact that it is light weight and good for all lighting conditions. i have a canon rebel xs right now, but definitely need an upgrade.

sarah February 18, 2012 at 12:58 pm

love the swivel screen and that you can take videos

Lauren February 18, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I usually stick to basic digital cameras, since I am not even close to being a professional photographer. However, seeing all of the benefits of this camera makes me think I should go otherwise.

Jamilur Reja February 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Photography is amazing.. I would love a camera like this.

Debbie Johnston February 19, 2012 at 2:54 am

After seeing this camera I definitely want one.

ellen February 19, 2012 at 3:31 am

I like the things this camera can do- from speed changes to video recording. The lens prices seem high, and I am wondering what the base price is on this.

Luanne Killam February 19, 2012 at 5:22 am

I need a new camera and this one looks like just the right one for me.

Tina February 19, 2012 at 8:12 am

This looks like a product to definitley take a second look at when considering my next purchase.

sarah February 19, 2012 at 11:17 am

love how the camera makes virtually no noise

petritia S February 19, 2012 at 11:59 am

i have this camera and i love it , picture quality is very good and has lots of options like sports mode ,close up etc

Debbie W February 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm

I admit I am a Pentax person, but the Rebel does have some wonderful features for those that are ready to take the next step in photography. I was hoping you would discuss the anti-shake feature.

Lauren Garrett February 19, 2012 at 12:44 pm

This sounds like a great camera! Wish I could afford it!

Julie B. February 19, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I do agree that the autofocusing is a little slow, and the battery life leaves something to be desired, but in my humble opinion, this is the best user-friendly camera of its kind out there, and I couldn’t be happier with it!

Brian Hodgson February 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Wow… Battery life problem

Mary Paden February 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I should be getting my income tax return back anytime and have been planning on getting a digital camera but had no idea where to start looking. I’m glad I was sent here! This camera looks perfect for me and my needs! 🙂

jodi February 19, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I love Canon products and my family and i try to stay away from others as canon has always been of good quality and durability, that being said i love the T3i and cant wait to get my hands on it, it would be perfect for shooting high def videos.


Brett February 19, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Thanks for commenting. I’m glad you enjoy your Pentax. I definitely agree that a Pentax camera is usually a great deal considering what you get in terms of specs.


Brett February 19, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Thanks for the comment, Debbie! I couldn’t agree more. It’s not only excellent for taking photos. It’s also very useful for recording home videos. It’s one of my favorite entry-level DLSRs on the market right now.

paul volker February 19, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Canon is the best product and they have the best cameras, I haver a little canon but this would be awesome to have rather than a little digital, lots of great action shots here

Alan Tong February 19, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Excellent overview! My sister has a couple of cameras–point and shoot ones. She’s in the market for a DSLR. She’s a beginner in photography so the Canon T3i is the perfect camera to start! I’ve already emailed her the link. Thanks!

Natoma Houston February 19, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I love the flip screen, and the fact that it’s also a video camera.

Christina February 19, 2012 at 7:54 pm

This is a great camera. I purchased a Nikon recently. I was originally looking for a Canon. My next purchase will definitely be a Canon.

Leland Dantzler February 19, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Love the coolafter effects like fish eye and auto B/W. That’s actually pretty darn useful.

mnikpat February 19, 2012 at 9:10 pm

I have a Cannon Rebel and LOVE It@

bethanny February 19, 2012 at 9:20 pm

This is an awesome camera! It is very versatile and the effects are out of this world. Great for anyone.


Brett February 19, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Thanks for your questions. The T3i usually costs around $700 to $750. You may be able to find it for as low as $600 from a small, local camera retailer. All Canon DLSRs come with a one year warranty that will cover the cost of repairs and replacement of the camera, if needed.


Brett February 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Thanks for your comment! You can find the T3i at select Walmart locations. You can check on the Walmart website to see if it’s at a store near you. Additionally, the T3i is usually at most Best Buy locations. You can also find it online on sites like Adorama and Amazon.


Brett February 19, 2012 at 10:52 pm

DLSRs really do give you a whole lot more control as a photographer than regular digital cameras do. If you want to experiment with filters, zoom, shutter speed, and aperture, the T3i is an excellent choice.


Brett February 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Thank you for your kind words! I’m glad you enjoyed the post. The T3i is a wonderful investment, especially if you’re interested in photography.


Brett February 19, 2012 at 10:58 pm

I agree. The T3i is super user-friendly, and it gives budding photographers a chance to experiment and learn a lot about photography.


Brett February 19, 2012 at 11:00 pm

The T3i is a great choice for parents who want to capture memories of their kids on digital film. Its HD video recording capabilities also make it ideal for recording home videos.


Brett February 19, 2012 at 11:03 pm

I’m glad the post sparked your interest in the T3i. It’s both sophisticated and easy-to-use, which draws a lot of people to it.


Brett February 19, 2012 at 11:10 pm

The T3i is known for producing clear and crisp photos almost 100% of the time. I think the camera’s range of ISO settings helps a lot.


Brett February 19, 2012 at 11:11 pm

I’m glad you enjoyed the post. It’s always a little bit difficult to figure out which DLSR is right for you. There are so many options, and there’s so much information about each camera.


Brett February 19, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Thanks for commenting! Once you try out a DLSR, it’s pretty difficult to go back to a regular digital camera.


Brett February 19, 2012 at 11:14 pm

The T3i is a perfect choice if you don’t want to spend several thousand dollars on a DLSR but still want quality.


Brett February 19, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Canon definitely has a reputation for making top-notch cameras. Although, Nikon might disagree. 🙂


Brett February 19, 2012 at 11:17 pm

You really aren’t limited when it comes to lenses for the T3i. All you have to do is figure out how much you’re willing to spend on a lens and what you want out of a lens, and you’re bound to find the right one.


Brett February 19, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Canon keeps the T3i controls simple, which lets photographers focus on what matters: taking great pictures. And who wants to wear a heavy camera around their neck when they’re out hiking and taking pictures all day?


Brett February 19, 2012 at 11:21 pm

I think the T3i is one of the best cameras for beginner photographers. It’s outstandingly easy-to-use. Many novice photographers also like the Nikon D5100, which is very similar to the T3i in a lot of ways.


Brett February 19, 2012 at 11:23 pm

I agree. The swivel LCD screen is useful in a lot of situations when it’s better to hold the camera away from your face.


Brett February 19, 2012 at 11:24 pm

You’re very welcome! I’m glad the review got you interested in the T3i. I hope you’ll come back and read future posts about other cameras.


Brett February 19, 2012 at 11:34 pm

I’m glad you found the post informative and useful. The T3i is a great camera, and I’m happy to share what I know about it.


Brett February 19, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Thank you so much for commenting. The T3i is incredibly user-friendly. I’m glad you were able to learn more about it from this post.


Brett February 19, 2012 at 11:37 pm

The swivel screen is such a cool feature, and I’m really glad Canon decided to include it on the T3i. It’s really the icing on the cake!


Brett February 19, 2012 at 11:41 pm

That’s a wise decision. Canon cameras are always a good investment. Canon is most definitely a company that’s dedicated to producing accessible cameras that give photographers a lot of room to experiment with their pictures.

Jennifer February 20, 2012 at 9:08 am

My husband actually uses this camera for his job. He introduced me to this camera and I love it so much. I love the quality of the pictures.

Sarah Stine February 20, 2012 at 2:23 pm

can’t believe that lenses cost between 200 and 5000. glad you can change the lenses though!


Brett February 20, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Thanks for your comment. The T3i is one of my favorites too.


Brett February 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm

The swivel screen is really lovely, isn’t it? It’s always the simple things that make a camera great.


Brett February 20, 2012 at 4:48 pm

The T3i does have a lot to offer. I’m glad you found the review helpful. If you do decide to go with the T3i, you’re most definitely going to love the swivel screen!


Brett February 20, 2012 at 4:51 pm

If you want something similar to your current Rebel that’s a little more technologically advanced, the T3i is probably a perfect fit.


Brett February 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Those are definitely big parts of what make the T3i such a good quality camera. I love that you can record videos in 1080p HD on the T3i. So, every video you record ends up looking like a pro shot it.


Brett February 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm

A DLSR gives you a lot more control over how your photos turn out. Overall, I’d recommend trying out an entry-level DLSR like the T3i if you’re interested in photography. You’ll likely find that it’s a step up from the average point-and-shoot digital camera.


Brett February 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I agree. Photography is such a great art form. You can do so much with it and make it so personal and beautiful.

Brian Hodgson February 20, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Sign me up!

Candace Schaus February 20, 2012 at 8:08 pm

I do fun photo shoots with my friends this works perfect. for anyone starting out.

tooth fairy February 20, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Canons have always been such a sweet reputable and reliable camera. Thanks for your review and overview Canon T3i . Very informative!

Leland Dantzler February 20, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Anyone know if this takes Li-Ion batteries or AA?

Lillea February 20, 2012 at 11:20 pm

I’m encouraged by what you’ve written about this being good for beginners. A friend gave me his old camera, but it was far too complicated for me, so I gave it to my father (who has more experience and was very appreciative).

Debbie Johnston February 21, 2012 at 1:38 am

The more I see this the more i want one

Sarah Stine February 21, 2012 at 11:11 am

love how the control buttons are on the top. easy to reach.

Lewis F February 21, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Impressed at the light weight and ergonomic design

Brian Hodgson February 21, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I got a canon, love it

chelesa sims February 21, 2012 at 5:59 pm

this looks like an amazing Camera .Great pictures and features. Iam really impressed by the innovation that has been created for these.

Richard Yamamoto February 21, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Nice looking camera. Review did not mention the storage media or capacity.

Rob February 21, 2012 at 6:20 pm

This sounds like a great camera to get for taking pictures of when I go camping in the ever glades or for when I go night fishing with friends! 🙂

Rebecca February 21, 2012 at 8:21 pm

This is the camera I want!!! I am adding it to my wish list 🙂

Leland Dantzler February 21, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Any word on how the noise control is on this beast?

Julie B. February 21, 2012 at 11:52 pm

I would love to have this camera! I love the new CMOS sensor technology, and of course any Canon Rebel is a coveted item in my book, but to boot it has built-in effects too? SOLD! I need this camera! 😉

Adriana Grillo February 22, 2012 at 1:26 pm

A swivel LCD screen allows you view your picture subject even when the camera is positioned at your waist – wow! How cool is that? Very very cool. The only reason that is holding me back is the price.

Sarah Stine February 22, 2012 at 1:43 pm

love that the camera doesn’t make much noise

Raj February 22, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Can you give some comparisons of features for this camera with the same range of Camera in Nikon ?


Brett February 23, 2012 at 9:33 am

Thanks for your comment. There certainly is a lot to love about the Rebel T3i.

Sarah Stine February 23, 2012 at 11:33 am

love the ability to add a flash attachment

Brian Hodgson February 23, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Ok, cannon rocks

Preethi February 23, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Such a beautiful Camera , I would love to own one.

bethanny February 23, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Lovin this camera…. would like to own one soon.

Deborah February 24, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I have been going back and forth between this camera and a Nikon..thanks for your review as it answered some questions for me..

Sarah Stine February 24, 2012 at 2:08 pm

love the swivel lcd screen

Brian Hodgson February 24, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Wow.. Must be a great camera with all these posts

Sarah Stine February 25, 2012 at 11:30 am

like that it shoots videos in 1080p

bethanny February 25, 2012 at 11:38 am

I think this is an excellent camera. I appreciate the honest and informative review.

Brian Hodgson February 25, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Canon is the best

Rhonda Martin February 25, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I own a Canon that I bought last year and I love it except it eats batteries!
I have tried every kind of battery and it doesn’t matter. I have to change them steady. It’s way costly and a big down fall to this otherwise nice camera.

Gary McDaniel February 25, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Wow! A camera that can even make it easy for amateur users to take great pictures easily. Sounds like it’s the camera for me!

Leland Dantzler February 26, 2012 at 12:14 am

Despite the fact that Canons often dominate batteries, I’m still considering this.

Brian Hodgson February 26, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Love the Cannon’s


Brett February 26, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Thanks for reading the post and commenting. Canons really are top-notch cameras.

Sarah Stine February 26, 2012 at 8:45 pm

wish they could figure out how to make a longer battery life

Sharon February 26, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Great review and has gone a long way toward informing me about this camera (which I am considering).


Brett February 27, 2012 at 10:04 am

Thanks for your comment! I’m glad you found the review useful. The T3i is definitely one of the best entry-level DLSR options.

Brian Hodgson February 27, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Canon.. yes please!


Brett February 27, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Thanks for commenting. Generally, entry-level lenses that cost around $200 work just fine for most photographers. And you can find used lenses that are compatible with the T3i for less than $200 at some camera stores. The base price of the camera is around $700. The T3i is a financial investment, but it pays off in terms of picture quality.


Brett February 27, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Thank you for reading and commenting on this post. As soon as the T3i came out, I knew I wanted one. It’s such a good quality camera, and it’s a Canon, which means it’s built to last.


Brett February 27, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I’m glad the post helped sway you in the direction of the T3i. I truly believe it’s one of the best entry-level DLSRs out there. Thanks for commenting!

Sarah Stine February 27, 2012 at 3:07 pm

like that the processor enhances each picture quality

bethanny February 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I am seriously considering this camera. It has so many great qualities.

Denise February 27, 2012 at 8:55 pm

I am definitely considering getting this camera cause t can do Full HD videos in 1080p and I can use the T3i’s Video Snapshot function to record short clips of videos, which allows for easy editing of big video projects. This is awesome in capturing my children’s precious moments for memories videos

Mike B February 27, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Doesn’t seem like a real upgrade over a T2i, but I have a distaste for much of canon’s newer lineup– until they get a new sensor breakthrough, I advise others to buy used gear over new cameras like the T3i especially if you aren’t planning to use it for video.

Leland Dantzler February 27, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Does anyone know which lenses are compatible with this?

angie lilly February 28, 2012 at 7:43 am

Thanks for this great review! I currently have a Canon PowerShot SX30IS and love it. Canon makes wonderful cameras!!!

Brian Hodgson February 28, 2012 at 2:19 pm

ohh.. rebate avaialable now!

Elisabeth February 28, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Thanks so much for such a thorough review and pictures! My Dad is really into photography as a hobby and has always purchased Nikon cameras… but this might just change his mind. 😉

Natoma Houston February 28, 2012 at 8:05 pm

I like that you can take pics at night. My current DLSR is useless for night time pics.

Sarah Stine February 28, 2012 at 9:18 pm

easy to adjust the shutter speed by pushing the button half way down

tara O'Leary February 29, 2012 at 2:33 pm

This is such an improvement over the original rebel I bought many years ago…..especially with more focus points a definite improvement!

Leland Dantzler February 29, 2012 at 7:18 pm

The fish-eye effect in camera is actually really cool and useful.


Brett March 2, 2012 at 5:03 pm

The T3i is definitely an excellent camera to consider. Thanks for commenting!


Brett March 2, 2012 at 5:05 pm

That is one of the most outstanding things about the T3i. The pictures it takes are pretty much 100% noise free and not grainy at all.


Brett March 2, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I’m so glad you enjoy your T3i. I truly believe it’s one of the best cameras in its price range. Thanks for commenting.


Brett March 2, 2012 at 5:11 pm

I agree that the T3i is a wonderful camera for novice photographers to use to venture into the world of more serious photography. Thanks for mentioning the anti-shake feature. I think I’m going to write a post that goes into more detail about that feature specifically. I appreciate your feedback.


Brett March 2, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Thanks for commenting! If you’re looking for a more affordable camera, I recommend that you check out this post by another gGadget writer: It goes into great detail about some of the top point-and-shoot cameras, which are generally more affordable than DLSRs.


Brett March 2, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I’m happy to hear that you’ve had a good experience with your T3i. The T3i’s pros definitely outweigh its cons. Thanks for your comment!

Linde January 10, 2013 at 12:21 pm

I’ve owned the t3i for three weeks and I’m in love. I’m hoping to get more lenses soon. I absolutely love canon and I hope this camera stays with me longer than my Nikon did. So if anyone is looking to own a DLSR this one is highly recommended.

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