Canon EOS Rebel T3i

An entry-level, 18-megapixel DSLR with a swiveling LCD and full HD video

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The Canon EOS Rebel T3i builds on its predecessor, the EOS Rebel T2i, by adding a Vari-angle LCD monitor and new still and video shooting features. It retains the T2i’s 18-megapixel CMOS sensor, full HD video, 63-zone dual-layer metering and 9-point AF system, providing the outdoor shooter with a compact and capable camera.

HD Video
Like its siblings, the EOS 60D and EOS 7D, the T3i can shoot 1920x1080p full HD video at 30 (29.97), 24 (23.976) or 25 fps, 1280x720p HD video at 60 (59.94) or 50 fps, and 640x480p SD video at 60 (59.94) or 50 fps. A new Movie Digital Zoom feature provides 3X-10X magnification of the center of the image in full HD mode, while Video Snapshot captures short video clips and combines them into a single video file ready to share online or show on an HDTV. You easily can control exposure and focus manually when desired, or use AF before and during shooting. The built-in microphone provides mono sound, or you can use an optional self-powered stereo mic to record stereo sound. You can shoot videos with the full range of some 60 Canon EF and EF-S lenses.

18-Megapixel CMOS Sensor
Landscape aficionados will appreciate the T3i’s 18-megapixel Canon CMOS image sensor, which is the same basic unit as the EOS 60D, and DIGIC 4 processor, which can turn out highly detailed images of both scenery and wildlife. ISO settings run from 100-6400, expandable to 12,800.
3.7 fps Shooting
The T3i has a 3.7 fps maximum shooting rate for up to 34 Large/Fine JPEGs or 6 RAW files. This ties it with the T2i for fastest Rebel and puts it close to the EOS 60D at 5.3 fps.
63-Zone Dual-Layer Metering

The T3i has the same 63-zone dual-layer metering that was introduced in the EOS 7D. This system takes color as well as luminosity into account for more accurate readings. Metering options include 9% partial, 4% spot and center-weighted.
Sensor-Dust Reduction
Like all recent EOS DSLRs, the T3i features the Canon self-cleaning sensor and dust-resisting fluorine coating on the low-pass filter to keep dust off the sensor and your images spot-free.

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SDXC And Eye-Fi SD Card Compatibility
The T3i accepts the new high-capacity SDXC memory cards. It also can use Eye-Fi SD cards, which incorporate a Wi-Fi transmitter and antenna for wireless high-speed transmission of images.
A+ Mode
A new A+ mode analyzes colors, brightness, contrast, movement and more, the camera automatically adjusting Picture Style parameters accordingly—this in addition to adjusting focus, exposure, white balance and Auto Lighting Optimizer.

Vari-Angle, Wide-Screen LCD
New to the Rebel line is the T3i’s Vari-angle 3-inch, 1,040,000-dot LCD monitor with a 3:2 aspect ratio that matches that of the still images and better matches the 16:9 ratio of HD video. It’s especially nice for high- and low-angle live-view macro shots.
Better For Beginners
A new Feature Guide features a Quick Settings Screen that includes detailed descriptions of camera settings, plus easy-to-understand directions on how to use particular settings. The Basic + function helps users make appropriate camera adjustments for more creative control.


Specifications

Image Sensor: 18-megapixel (effective) CMOS
Resolution: 5184x3456 pixels
Sensor Size: 22.3x14.9mm (APS-C); 1.6x
LCD Monitor: Vari-angle 3-inch, 1,040,000-dot live-view
Video: Full HD 1920x1080p/30, 24 and 25 fps;
HD 1280x720p/60 and 50 fps; SD 640x480p/60 and 50 fps
AF System: 9-point
Shutter Speeds: 1⁄4000 to 30 sec., X-sync up to 1⁄200 sec.
ISO Settings: 100-6400, expandable to 12,800
Continuous Firing Mode: 3.7 fps
Recording Format: JPEG, 14-bit RAW
Metering: 63-zone evaluative, 9% partial, 4% spot, CW
Storage Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Dimensions: 5.2x3.9x3.1 inches
Weight: 18.2 ounces
Power Source: Rechargeable LP-E8 lithium-ion battery
Estimated Street Price: $799 (body only)
Contact:
Canon, (800) OK-CANON, www.usa.canon.com

3 Comments

    Loyal canon user, have all the L ISM lenses I need and 5D Camera. What I want is a second camera, mostly for Video and use my great lenses. Don’t want to buy 5D Mark II ($2400). I think this will work fine for $799.00. Suggestions please

    I have a 5d Mark II and a Rebel t2i, which has morphed
    into the t3i.

    My experience is while the t2i is a very good camera, it
    simply cannot provide the resolution and lower noise of the 5D mk ii. I use the t2i as a telephoto body. Coupled with the Canon 70-200L f4 and the 1.4 extender, it makes for a light weight long focal length tool. Fine results.

    But for general photography I use the 5D mk ii. If you use the 50mm f1.4 lens, you will get excellent sharpness and contrast. Shoot in raw. The free DPP
    software is very capable for basic editing.

    Have a look at Imaging Resource website and compare the
    studio scene test photos. There is no question the 5d mkii is substantially sharper IMO. For fun, compare the 5D to the Pentax 645D, which has a larger 40 megapixel sensor. Pretty amazing.

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