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CanonEOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera (Body Only)
 
4.7

(based on 627 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (477)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (138)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (517)
  • Easy to use (497)
  • Large clear LCD (422)
  • Tilt /swivel LCD (385)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (374)

Cons

  • Noisy at high ISO (64)
  • Short battery life (58)
  • Poor in low light (22)
  • Lag / shutter delay (21)
  • Small LCD screen (9)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (401)
  • Landscape/scenery (398)
  • Travel (354)
  • Low light (278)
  • Wildlife (267)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (209), Casual photographer (137), Semi-pro photographer (116), Photography student (71), Pro photographer (41)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (505), Yes (67)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Shouldn't be called a

"Rebel" says consumer camera. Uncle Bob or Aunt Sue's camera they picked up at the big box store and shoot on green-square auto with the kit lens and pop-up flash. Serious...Read complete review

"Rebel" says consumer camera. Uncle Bob or Aunt Sue's camera they picked up at the big box store and shoot on green-square auto with the kit lens and pop-up flash. Serious photographers don't use a Rebel. They use at least a 60D, right? If not a 7D or 5DII? That's what I thought, and it was with much skepticism that I ordered it here. For about the same price, I was deciding between a 60D, used 50D, even used 5DI. By all accounts, the sensor on the 7D is great, and I kept coming back to the fact that the T3i (and T2i and 60D) have the same one. If Canon hadn't neutered the 60D and taken off lens micro-adjustments and better body, that might have been the choice for the extra money. However, the differences between the 60D and T3i were pretty negligible, so the Rebel was the choice. (If the T2i could control external speedlights, that might have won out.) Anyway, the box came in the mail and in big bold red letters it practically shouted, REBEL. My long-awaited camera upgrade was to a .....Rebel? Sigh. But I opened it and have been blown away by the performance. This is a serious camera.

I had been using an Xti for 4+ years, and in good light with good lenses, it can take excellent photos. The T3i is better in every way. Faster, much better in low light, better screen, better features... The auto ISO (where you can set the max) and highlight tone priority in particular are very helpful.

I'm very happy I upgraded to the new Reb... ahem, to the T3i. Or better yet, the 600D. Yeah, that's it. I shoot with the 600D. And I love it.

Note: The 5-star review reflects the price of the camera. Would I rather have a 7D or 5DII? Absolutely. But they are 2x and 3x the price. For best bang-for-the buck, it's the T3i.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Perfection for an amateur photographer

I love Canons. I have several. And apparently cannot keep my hands off of them. I jumped from a rebel xti to a seven. And recently purchased this little beauty for my children...Read complete review

I love Canons. I have several. And apparently cannot keep my hands off of them. I jumped from a rebel xti to a seven. And recently purchased this little beauty for my children for christmas.
I also purchased one for myself. What a honey of a camera. It is the perfect hybred between the seven and my old rebel. The seven is what I use to take pics of professional boxing matches. It is heavy and encumbersome, but wouldn't do without it.... Not for a second!!!!!
This t3i, nice and light, and has an good balance. I purchased it from B&H, sight unseen and without checking out the specs. Just read a few reviews. Excellent choice for a non professional photographer. It doesn't require much thinking, it does a great deal of that for you, but, it also allows you to do make whatever creative changes you feel are necessary when out in the filed.
...a great little feature is the continuous self timer, allows you to set the number of continuous shots. I don't imagine I will use that feature often, but am incredibly impressed with it....
This is great for the purpose that when I have a second or third shooter at events, I can put this into their hands, and be as confident in their work as I am with mine.
Thank you B&H for the excellent pricing on this camera, and thank you Canon for the clever thinking in creating this little hybred.

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5.0

Simple Elegance

By Helene

from Santa Barbara, CA

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • High ISO Performance
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Quiet
  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

    Taking pictures of the coastline was a breeze with the auto-focus. Pictures turned out FANTASTIC

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Would Buy Again

    By Photogal

    from Las Vegas, New Mexico

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • High ISO Performance
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Quiet
    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Video

      Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

      I upgraded from a Canon Rebel Xsi that I bought many many years ago. I upgraded mainly because I wanted the ability to take videos and this does just that. I was incredibly impressed with the quality of photos when I bump up the ISO simply because my old camera could only get up to 800 ISO before getting noisy. Paired with my 50mm f/1.8 it's amazing! Awesome buy for a good price!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great deal on a great camera

      By YerdAdviser

      from North Miami, FL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action

          Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

          Since I became the adviser for the yearbook at a high school in North Miami last year, I've been trying to build up our store of staff cameras. This one has so far proven to be a great investment. It's really user-friendly (which is good, because I've got quite a few students on staff who aren't very camera-literate), and it's given us great photos for our book. We got it as part of a kit that included 2 lenses (Canon EF-s 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II & Canon EF 75-300 mm F/4-5.6 III), plus a 16 GB memory card, and we've been especially happy with the photos we've gotten using the 75-300 mm lens for our sports photos. It's been a real boon to our program, having a really great camera with lenses that make our job a little easier.

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          5.0

          Excellent

          By Mauro

          from New York

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

              En el 2013 me compre esta camara para tomar fotos familiares y publicar en el facebook pero las fotos no se veian como las fotos de fotografos profesionales asi que pague a un fotografo porque queria aprender como funciona la camara despues de estar como asistente y como segundo fotografo me dijo que seria mejor que yo trabaje por mi propia cuanta porque mis fotos eran muy buenas, estudie y sque certificados y un Titulo de fotografo y sigo trabajando con esta camara. Curiosamente solo me salen contratos para bodas. Yo estoy feliz con mi camara y me compre una 70D y claro tengo lentes canon de la serie L y lentes sigma Art 2.8 o menos. Despues d ehaber estudiado fotografia se muy bien como trabaja cada camara y los lentes. T3i 18MP - 70D 20MP, con lentes 2.8 o mas luminosos. Excelente!

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              • No

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              5.0

              My first camera

              By Momo the Great

              from Anaheim, CA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • High ISO Performance
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Quiet
              • Tilt /Swivel LCD

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                This is my first professional camera, and i purchased it to help my other art, not to become a photographer. I can already tell this camera is going to really launch my paintings and drawings into the sky, because I love taking my own reference photos and building my paintings from scratch. This camera really is the bomb. And the shipping got to me a day ahead of schedule, so that was really cool.

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                • No

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                5.0

                very pleased with the new Canon

                By Jenni-Jen

                from California

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • High ISO Performance
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Quiet
                • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                  Light weight compared to my old camera and the Video feature is fun

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  Canon t3i

                  By keri

                  from virginia

                  Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                  great camera, quick shipping, works amazing. The only thing is it doesn't come with a rebate.

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                  5.0

                  Awesome

                  By Lee the jogger

                  from Bismarck, ND

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Sports/Action

                    Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                    Takes great photos.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Great product

                    By Irving Viveros

                    from Levittown, PA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Quiet
                    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                    Cons

                    • Poor In Low Light

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                    I use it for video and it´s awesome!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great starter camera

                    By Dr. Rob

                    from Tallahassee, FL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Quiet
                    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action

                      Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                      Easy to use allowing amateurs to produce professional photographs and videos

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                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Great Camera- Easy to Use

                      By Rachel

                      from NYC

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                      Very easy to use, great quality shotsOnly issue is like all of these cameras it is a bit heavy

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Worth the money!

                      By Talbert

                      from Reading, PA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • High ISO Performance
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                        I read a little of the manual that came with. and picked it up and was loving it right away. It's not professional level but on the consumer end I feel like I couldn't have done better. I am a film production graduate and work at a production company. I mostly edit and we have an expensive pro grade JVC camera at work for video. This DSLR is no pro video shooting device. but for me to tske some nice pictures and HD video on the side for fun. this is going to work perfect.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        great camera

                        By Jalke0223

                        from Boise, ID

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • High ISO Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos

                          Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                          I received this camera from my husband for Christmas. After doing a lot of research, we decided to go with the t3i instead of the t5i due to minimal differences in the cameras themselves and more affordability with the t3i. This camera is awesome. The pictures turn out wonderful and it is very easy to learn to use.

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                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Very satisfied

                          By Rob

                          from Denver

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                          Cons

                          • Lag / Shutter Delay

                          Best Uses

                          • Video

                          Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                          This camera is fantastic. I've always used Nikons, and after renting a Canon briefly I fell in love with the video that it captured. The flip around screen is handy and better designed than the Nikon I used to have.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Choice

                          By Marielle

                          from Miami, FL

                          About Me Photography Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • High ISO Performance
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Quiet
                          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery

                            Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                            I gave this Camara to my daughter for Christmas and she's extremely happy with it..She loves the pictures she can take with them (BTW she wants to be a professional photographer)

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                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            I like it

                            By VM

                            from Los Angeles.

                            Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                            It's a great camera for the price.

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                            5.0

                            Great Camera

                            By Mike

                            from Boyertown, PA

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                            • Fast Shutter Speed
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • High ISO Performance
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Quiet
                            • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                                Excellent camera for a long time casual photographer.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Has value of the name

                                By TJ

                                from Bergen , NJ

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • High ISO Performance

                                Cons

                                • Short Battery Life

                                Best Uses

                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                                Easy use for everyday photo for work and event.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great price, great camera for a novice!

                                By CP New Photog

                                from Wash DC

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                • Fast Shutter Speed
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • Large Clear LCD
                                • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                                  I have long had a thing for photography, but had for some reason never seriously considered buying myself a nicer camera (sticking to a number of point and shoots and focusing on composition alone). However, preparing for a planned safari this year, I realized that I would be an idiot not to go ahead and upgrade now. I bought the T3i a few months in advance to give myself a chance to get familiar with it, but so far, it is about as user friendly as one could hope. To be honest, it takes beautiful pictures with very little effort, although I am dedicating myself to working outside of the various auto modes form time to time. Overall, if you are looking for a beginners, entry-level DSLR, you cannot go wrong with the T3i. Oh, and I love the articulated LCD screen. It was not high on my list of features in buying a camera, but it is nice to have- esp for shooting video and catching shots from funny angles.

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                                  5.0

                                  My daughter loves this camera!

                                  By i love photography

                                  from New Bern, NC

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                                  • Good Image Quality
                                  • Good Image Stabilization
                                  • High ISO Performance
                                  • Large Clear LCD
                                  • Quiet
                                  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Indoors/Low Light
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Travel
                                    • Video
                                    • Wildlife photos

                                    Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                                    My daughter has been taking beautiful pictures since getting this camera for Christmas. So much better than the little digital camera she had before. She will be entering some of her photographs in the next Art Walk in our home town. I believe she will do well with them as the detail she gets is amazing. Great purchase.

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                                    • Yes

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