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CanonEOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera (Body Only)
 
4.7

(based on 604 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (457)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (135)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (501)
  • Easy to use (480)
  • Large clear LCD (411)
  • Tilt /swivel LCD (372)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (362)

Cons

  • Noisy at high ISO (64)
  • Short battery life (57)
  • Poor in low light (21)
  • Lag / shutter delay (20)
  • Small LCD screen (9)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (387)
  • Landscape/scenery (386)
  • Travel (346)
  • Low light (268)
  • Wildlife (261)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (203), Casual photographer (129), Semi-pro photographer (114), Photography student (69), Pro photographer (39)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (493), Yes (59)

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

Great

By Javi

from Santa barbara

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

Takes great photos and videos, well worth the buy.

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5.0

Canon EOS T3i - Great All-Around Camera

By Peter

from Buffalo, NY

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality

Cons

  • Small LCD Screen

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Travel
  • Wildlife photos

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

This is a great product for general photography, sports and outdoors adventures. I'm really happy with this purchase - got much more than I expected.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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5.0

Great DSLR

By M Pop

from Thorndale, PA

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):

    I have just recently gotten back into photography and this camera is a great way to do just that.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Amazing!

    By Veronica

    from New Rochelle

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

    I was reading and seacrching a lot about which camera to get. I fell in love with Canon Rebel T3i and I looked in so many web sites just to find the best price. I found a very good price in B&H and I'm so happy with my camera.

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    5.0

    Great first camera!

    By Sir William

    from Birmingham, Al

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • High ISO Performance
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

    Cons

    • Poor In Low Light

    Best Uses

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

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

    I use this product mainly for video, but I also take a lot of pictures with it. This is my first camera to own, but I have worked with other higher quality Canons before. Everything I've seen with the T3i has been perfect! I would recommend it to people who are wanting to learn more about cameras.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    So excited about this camera!

    By Laurie in TX

    from Snyder, TX

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

    I used to take a lot of pictures with my Canon AE1, but with the introduction of digital cameras my Canon AE1 has been in the closet. I am excited about getting back to photography that I have creative control over.

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    5.0

    Great Camera

    By Rebecca Bailey

    from Washington

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

    Great camera, great price, and fast shipping. This is my first DSLR camera. I take a lot of pictures of my family and needed something better than a regular camera . This meets my needs.

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    5.0

    Great Product!

    By Holly

    from Tennessee

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

    I have been wanting to purchase this camera for TWO years! I finally got to and am so excited! I've only had it about 2 weeks but have used it several times! Great camera! I would recommend it to everyone!

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    5.0

    great camera

    By Peter

    from Mount Holly, Vermont

    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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife photos

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

      I originally bought one of these cameras a year ago and have used it extensively, especially for wildlife photos with a Canon 70-300 IS lens and I really like it. This one I bought for backup and also for my Tamron 150-600 lens. Prior to this I never owned a DSLR I particularly like the fact that I can use the view finder with my glasses on which I have not found possible with other cameras I have owned.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      GREAT camera

      By rojo18

      from Massachusetts

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        We purchased 12 of these for our school's program. They are very user friendly for those first learning DSLR, and are sturdy enough for the wear and tear of multiple classes. The LCD screen is great since it flips back so students can see their work when using a remote shutter release. The menus are much more navigatable than the Nikon's, which results in my students having quicker success.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great camera

        By ben

        from chicago

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

        Great deal

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        5.0

        Very user friendly good quality pictures

        By catfish

        from Bumpass Va

        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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          outdoor pictures of wildlife, family, friends, landscapes

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          • No

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          5.0

          great blend of convenience and featujre

          By Jon

          from Northampton, MA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • High ISO Performance
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Quiet
          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            light weight, great auto focus, easy menu, just enough extra features to be intriguing for years to come

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great camera

            By ToddB

            from Des Moines, IA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Travel
              • Video

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

              Awesome camera for the price. Great pictures and video and very easy to use. Have recommended this model to many people. Hs the plastic body build that you would expect in this price category, but the results are impressive. May not be enough for a pro, but for someone getting into a hobby and wanting to learn more about photography or shooting video with DSLRs it is a great, affordable, starting point.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great camera, worth the price.

              By Caroline

              from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

              • Poor Image Stabilization
              • Poor In Low Light

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Video

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

              Its a affordable camera, with great sensor and great price. It does the job of recording in HD and its also great for begginers.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Such a good bargain!

              By Katie

              from Tampa, FL

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Noisy At High ISO

              Best Uses

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

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

              I am a second year film student and having a DSLR that can shoot high quality HD films is what I needed and this is perfect. I have been looking into buying a DSLR for a while now and I am very pleased with my decision on this camera. I bought it with the 18-55mm kit lens which works perfectly for what I need. I would highly recommend this product to a friend. I love that you can shoot video in manual mode and adjust the aperture, ISO and shutter speed. Another plus is the LCD screen that can swivel and tilt to fit your filming needs. It has come in handy many times.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Nothing better than a Canon

              By Lab Tech Girl

              from Texas

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    I work in failure analysis of metal, mostly chemiacal plant stuff. I inherited an 8yr old Nikon D40 SLR that worked just fine, but upgraded to Canon as soon as I could. The results are so much better and I have already received complimants from my supervisors on the photos looking better. Great camera!!!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Awesome!!!! Im in love with this camera!

                    By Razzy pic taker

                    from Santa Monica. 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

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

                      I'm not a camera expert, but my sister is a pro photographer in Manhatten and she is the one who suggested I buy this camera as a beginnning camera. So far I have taken a lot of holiday family pictures and I am loving the simplicity, the crisp clear shots, and the feel of the camera. It is a great camera.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Good Value

                      By Photographer Wannabe

                      from Batesville, AR

                      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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

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

                        This is an affordable way to work creatively with a EOS camera.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        excellent camera, affordable price

                        By David

                        from Cannon Beach

                        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
                        • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            flip LCD screen is great, large, easy to use
                            Camera body is welll-built, but still easy to carry
                            range of options is excellent

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                            • No

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