The Canon EOS Rebel T3i Review: Everything You Need to Know

When it comes to camera reviews, we here at VirtualPhotographyStudio aren’t too active, but every now and then, something catches our attention. A little while back we gave you a 6 photography project ideas for students and today we thought of recommending the camera to start your photography project with. This is our Canon EOS Rebel T3i review, so read on and take notes!

Canon EOS Rebel T3i Review

The new Canon EOS Rebel T3i is a beautiful camera. One of its most awesome features is the 3-inch LCD vari-angle screen that has one million pixels. The lens mount is Canon EF and accepts around 60 EF-S lenses. On the front it also has a 4-pinhole mic and depth of field preview buttons.

On the top, you’ve got the auto pop-up flash, the power switch, the mode dial and the ISP buttons. Also, the display and the jog wheel for menu adjustments are there.

The back of the Canon EOS Rebel T3i features a spectacular screen and a viewfinder with 0.85x magnification and 95% coverage. The four-way controller is very easy to use and access Picture Styles, AF, white balance and burst/self-timer. We can also see a tiny speaker on the back and a nice thumb rest.

On the right side of the Canon EOS Rebel T3i you’ve got the SD card slot and two doors that give way to A/V and mini-HDMI outs and inputs for microphones and remotes. On the bottom you’ll find the compartment for batteries and the metal tripod mount. The entire camera measures 5.2 x 3.9 x 3.1 and only weight 18.2 ounces for the body alone.

When you buy this camera, the box comes with more than just the camera body, naturally. It also comes with the kit lens of your choice (we had the 18-135 mm lens), a strap, body cap, battery, charger and the owner’s manual which is large enough to cause head trauma with. They’re saying that the battery will last you for 550 shots (without the flash) and 440 with the flash. Two CD-ROMs are also included in the box, one is the software instruction manual and the other is the Mac and Windows EOS Digital Solution Dish software.

The Canon EOS Rebel T3i has an APS-C CMOS sensor with 18 MP. This is the most powerful sensor the company is offering without having to buy their EOS 5D Mark II which costs around four times as much as this one, for the body only.

If you think that 18 MP isn’t enough for you, we’re telling you that it is. Even if you’re not a newbie, 18 MP is enough if you’re not planning to make enormous prints out of your photographs. Besides, it has 5164 x 3456 pixels, which is superb!

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The 18-135mm zoom that comes with the camera is also pretty amazing and makes for an easy and carefree shooting. Colors are very accurate and the detail is truly excellent. We’ve tried to shoot a speeding car with this camera and thanks to the 3.7 fps burst mode, we’ve done it without any trouble.

The starting price for the Canon EOS Rebel T3i is $500.

In conclusion, the Canon EOS Rebel T3i is a spectacular camera that gives you great 18-MP images, full HD videos at 30 fps, 3.7 pfs at full resolution and it also has an amazing 3-inch LCD vari-angle screen. Unfortunately, the focus on video isn’t all that great and there is no burst mode in A+ auto. The price is quite alright, for what this digital camera has to offer, so we suggest that if you’re a DSLR newbie and you’re interested in getting a new camera in this price range, then you should choose the Canon EOS Rebel T3i!

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Hope you enjoyed our review! Have you tried the Canon EOS Rebel T3i? Drop us a line in the comment section below and tell us a few things about it, we would love to hear from you!