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CanonEOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera W/EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
 
4.7

(based on 319 reviews)

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    (234)

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    (78)

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    (5)

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    (0)

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    (2)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (287)
  • Easy to use (273)
  • Large clear LCD (227)
  • Image stabilization (211)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (209)

Cons

  • Noisy at high ISO (18)
  • Lag / shutter delay (17)
  • Short battery life (17)
  • Poor in low light (13)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (234)
  • Landscape/scenery (207)
  • Travel (207)
  • Low light (139)
  • Sports/action (128)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (135), Casual photographer (106), Semi-pro photographer (30), Photography student (24), Pro photographer (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (257), Yes (48)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Like Heaven in My Hands!

I LOVE my Canon T3i. I'm an author by career, but have always loved the art of photography and do blend the two when I can.
The Canon T3i is my first DSLR...Read complete review

I LOVE my Canon T3i. I'm an author by career, but have always loved the art of photography and do blend the two when I can.
The Canon T3i is my first DSLR after using point and shoots and my iPhone for too long since my old SLR got put on the shelf. The T3i was recommended by a fashion photographer friend who's son, a filmmaker, has the T3i. The image quality is amazing with 18 megapixels, once I learned my way around the menus and got the hang of everything, it became really easy to get great shots. I've used the swivel screen more times than you'd think - an incredibly handy feature, especially when you're using the self timer since you can see the shot setup in the screen when turned 180. My only cons are what everyone else is saying - the a/f is a little noisy and it can take a bit too long to focus. I've been doing a lot of low-light shots and will say the quality is great, once you can get it to focus. A few times I converted to manual instead. Still, I love this camera - for the price, it's amazing.
Personally, I find the battery to last a long time and I do like the stabilization feature, as I'm sure it's made a difference in the low light situations.
As for the video - I've only done a little so far but plan on doing a lot more with it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor quality control... disappointed

Item arrived defective. Right out of the box, I mounted the lens to the body taking care to point the body downwards to avoid getting dust onto the sensor. Done in a clean...Read complete review

Item arrived defective. Right out of the box, I mounted the lens to the body taking care to point the body downwards to avoid getting dust onto the sensor. Done in a clean envoronment (not dusty warehouse, etc..). Unfortunately, images had dark spots on them. Spots were only visible when taken using long exposures. The best way to reproduce it is to set it to shutter priority mode, set to 1 sec exposure, focus on a white wall, then take a photo while deliberately sweeping the camera slowly across the white wall.

There will be multiple black spots which will be in focus. Since the shot was taken while sweeping across a wall, the image should be blurred. The fact that the spots are in focus indicate that there's dust/blemish on the sensor!!

B&H exchanged the item for me. Received my second camera kit and had same issue. B&H exchanged it yet again. Received my 3rd camera kit and it had the same issue.

B&H agreed that I should send to Canon for a cleaning and if it didn't solve the issue, they will exchange it for me (yet again).

Sent it in to Canon for a cleaning. Even after professionally cleaning it, it still had spots.

Called B&H for an exchange and was given the option to exchange or get a refund. I opted for an exchange. I was then passed on to a supervisor and was denied the option to exchange (which was available 5 minutes prior, and agreed upon before the camera was sent to Canon for cleaning).

I have since cleaned it myself and have been able to get rid of the spots. Bottom line, 3 out of 3 NEW camera kits had dirty sensors right out of the box. Unacceptable.

Camera itself takes excellent photos.

I have had another issue with the kit lens (18-135mm IS). The barrel is loose and extends/retracts by gravity alone. Just pointing it downward/upward to take photos at an angle will cause the lens to extend/retract.

I've only had this 3rd camera a couple of months (about 1,000 shots), and it has already been to the Canon service center twice. Once for the cleaning and the second to get the barrel tightened.

All in all, the camera takes superb photos. But the nice photos do not outweigh the problems you will get with this camera. I bought the camera 5 months ago and only have had posession of it for about 2 months. The rest of the time it is either sitting on a UPS truck or at a repair center.

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5.0

Good all around DSLR and lens

By gs0b

from Jamison, PA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor Video Focus Ability

Best Uses

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

Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera W/EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens:

The Rebl T3i is a very good, well featured, well built DSLR. It works great as a still camera. Video isn't that great as it can't focus while filming.

Max ISO of 12800 is handy in low light situations, however you have to modify a custom function to get it.

The built in wireless flash control for Cannon Speedlites is a very handy feature.

The 18-135 kit lens is a good all around lens. I take it when I don't want to carry a lot of gear around. It's not too slow (f3.6-5.6). Combined whit the wide ISO range of the body and image stabilization it works well in a wide variety of situations.

Overall, a very good camera for all but the most demanding users.

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5.0

Excellent camera / lense combination

By Bob the photographer

from Metro Detroit, Michigan

About Me Semi-pro 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 W/EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens:

      This camera provides everything from full auto to full manual control. Many variations are available on the selector dial for different shooting situations. A novice can use these settings for results beyond their photographic knowledge, while the more experienced will find override available on all functinos by choosing the right settings. Pairing with the 18-135 zoom lense gives a film camera effective range of 28 mm to about 200 mm. The camera/lense combination is a bit heavy, but the payoff is that for many photographers, they may never take the lense off as it wil meet all shooting needs. Those who choose to get into extreme close-up work or extreme telephoto can purchase the additional lenses which are fully compatible with the camera body. The camera also takes video at various levels of pixels and qualtiy. The view screen on the camera back can be moved out and rotated for taking movies or to view special still shots like self-portraits. The T3i, unlike the T5i does NOT have a touch screen, which is my personal preference. These cameras do consume power. I do not know how Cannon compares with other brands, but always order with a spare battery or two. Comes with one battery and a charger. A secondary after-market charger which includes a car-charger function may be a good purchase for some. An SD card is not provided for picture storage and must be purchased. Consult on the card purchase to make sure you get one that meets storage speed requirements of the camera, as fast shooting or hi-def video storage speeds require certain card minimum specs. (Not all SD cards are the same in speed of image storage.) The enclosed booklet/manual is very comprehensive on all functions. There is no need to use a PC to look up details, although the manuals are also available in as .pdf for for those who want it.

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      5.0

      Exeeded Expectations by a Long Shot

      By Benny Business

      from New York, NY

      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

      • Noisy At High ISO

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera W/EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens:

      Wouldn't call myself a novice, but far from an expert with Digital SLR cameras. Wanted to get something that produce the quality of photos someone of my level of expertise was looking for, without spending over $1,000. Went to B&H and walked away with the T3i with W/EF-S 18-135mm Lens.

      Let's start with the basics - in terms of comfort, the camera itself is a pleasure to use. Fits in the hand extremely comfortably (if you're holding the camera with your right, supporting the lens system with your left) and is perfectly balanced.

      I just returned from a 10 day trip in Hawaii and felt one of the best features was how easy to use and comfortable it is. Hiking around mountains and walking around steep terrain doesn't always make for easy shooting, but the design of this camera truly made it a pleasure to use.

      If you take the short amount of time to actually read the manual, getting yourself familiar with the operating system is easy - especially if you've used a Canon product before.

      The battery life is outstanding, and the rotating LCD monitor produces remarkably sharp images.

      I tested out a few friends SLRs (A few Nikons and another Canon) and this is hands down the leader of the pack.

      If you're interested in buying a new SLR and not breaking the bank, this is definitely the camera for you!

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again and again

      By Fausto

      from rio de janeiro , brazil

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera W/EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens:

        excelent equipament for my use.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Thrilled!

        By Lab Lady

        from Charles Town, WV

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera W/EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens:

          I use this camera around our familiy farm to photograph farm animals, things in nature, our Laradors Retrievers and family members.

          It is easy to use and takes amazing beautiful pictures with very litter effort on the part of the user.

          I have so much to learn to get the most out of this camera that I am actually considering taking a photography class specifically for DSLR camera usage.

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          • No

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          5.0

          greatbuy

          By Menachem Mendel

          from New Haven, CT

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality

          Cons

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera W/EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens:

          just got this a week ago. easy to use and assemble. pictures are clear and crisp

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          5.0

          Great Camera

          By aleventura75

          from New York

          About Me Pro 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 W/EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens:

              I've been a long time user of a Canon 5D Mark II.
              I bought this camera for another project without the intention to use it myself...since I was expecting to receive a very simple and low quality camera.
              I felt in love with it Instantly. It's a fantastic camera, easy to grab, great image quality, great pictures. Lens is extremely versatile.

              I was expecting the viewfinder to be poor and never liked the idea it turned and moved around. And I found it a surprise that I can turn it to protect it from scratches and easy to use and feels strong and durable. Big positive surprise.

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              5.0

              Great Camera

              By pdm45

              from Lima, Ohio

              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
              • 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 W/EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens:

                I originally bought the T3i for my personal use and loved the camera. I just recently bought 2 more t3is for my HS class room. My students are learning how to use the cameras and are getting great results. We love everything about the cameras. The only thing to be aware of when you purchase the kit with the 18-135mm lense that this lense is a 67 mm lense size not the 58 that the telephoto lense is. Unfortuately, I cannot interchange the filters on the lenses.

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                5.0

                Perfect is the definition of this camera

                By HarleiV

                from Rio de Janeiro, RJ

                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
                  • Video

                  Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera W/EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens:

                  I think it was the greatest DSRL of 2011 and also for 2012 will be a great camera. Great image quality and great durability because it often grounded but with no scratches or damages.

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                  4.0

                  Very good camera

                  By Stein

                  from Brazil

                  Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera W/EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens:

                  Excelent cost relations.

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                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again and agai

                  By Sharon Garcia

                  from Naples-USA

                  About Me Pro 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
                  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera W/EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens:

                    i LOVE IT IT'S PERFECT I LOVE IT

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                    5.0

                    BEST CAMERA

                    By photography fan

                    from Woodland, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • High ISO Performance
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                    • Not so easy to use

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera W/EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens:

                    This camera is fairly priced and makes very high quality pictures. I use it for a hobby, however I feel it is a professional grade camera. Granted, I am relatively new to the world of photography. I have taken some portraits and action shots with this and everybody complements the quality. There are a lot of options, so make sure you spend a lot of time with the manual. I am still learning all the ins and outs of it.

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                    4.0

                    Great Package All Around

                    By DMadden51

                    from Lawrenceburg, KY

                    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

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

                      Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera W/EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens:

                      I use the camera for bracket photos as well as experimenting with various topics. The camera is easy to use in mode settings but allows advanced setting and controls when one is ready. I find very little to complain about as the package is well designed and quite useful for many things.

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                      4.0

                      Solid Choice

                      By mainer mom

                      from Portland, me

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good Image Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera W/EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens:

                        Researched this camera and the T5i and the like for a long time. This is all we need...which is so much! Looking to do great shots of our kids and landscapes mostly. Don't need a touch screen.

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                        4.0

                        Great Combo

                        By Ed

                        from Arlington VA

                        Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera W/EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens:

                        Got this setup for my son's 21st birthday. He likes photography (as do I), and wanted a sweet but lightweight rig for backpacking and travel. This fits the bill very well. The lens is particularly great, given the flexibility and stabilization.

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                        4.0

                        I would buy this product again and again

                        By Papel

                        from Alagoas

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera W/EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens:

                        It's a good product.

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                        5.0

                        Pro features for best price

                        By Ski Pics

                        from Virginia

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization

                        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 W/EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens:

                          This is the DSLR you want to buy if you want almost all the features of the very expensive ones, for an affordable price.

                          I work in marketing and take promotional photos with it and have been very happy. I have used this same camera for about a year personally, and just bought another one through my job.

                          After using it for a year, the only con I have found is that the autofocus is very slow when you are using the LCD display to preview. It is very annoying. If you use the viewfinder and turn off the LCD, focusing is fast and accurate. So I only use the LCD to review photos, and have been completely happy.

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                          5.0

                          Excellent DSLr

                          By bcopp

                          from New York

                          Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera W/EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens:

                          Superb camera, easy to use, great settings & features

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                          4.0

                          For the price this is a great camera

                          By picman

                          from Myrtle Beach SC

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera W/EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens:

                            Will be used for school picture business, I need simple cameras that produce quality images. No need to buy features that will never be used and I also burn cameras out quickly, these will not hurt so much when I use them up.

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                            5.0

                            Love this camera!

                            By Lisa

                            from Michigan

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Image Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera W/EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens:

                              Great camera--love the quality of photos! Great delivery/service experience with B & H. Thank you!

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