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Canon EOS Rebel T3i Review


Model Number T3i
Camera Type DSLR
Currently Manufactured Yes
Retail Price: $899.99
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 20.1 oz (570 g)
Size: 5.2 x 3.9 x 3.1 in. (133 x 100 x 80 mm)

Image Sensor

Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer Canon
Total Megapixels 18.7
Megapixels 18.0
Sensor Format APS-C
Sensor Size (dia.) 1.06
Focal Length Multiplier 1.6
Color Filter Type RGBG
Self-Cleaning Yes
Sensor-shift Stabilized No

Image Capture

Image Resolution 5,184 x
Image File Format JPEG, .CR2 RAW (14-bit), RAW+L/F JPEG

Video Capture

Movie Mode Yes
Movie Resolution 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate 30/25/24, 60/50, 60/50
Movie Audio Yes
Movie File Format MPEG-4


Lens Mount Canon EF, EF-S
Kit Lens Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) 29 - 88 mm
Zoom Ratio 3.00x
Aperture Range f/3.5 - 22 (wide) / f/5.6 - 38 (tele)
Normal Focus Range 25 cm to Infinity 9.8 in to Infinity
Optical Image Stablization Yes
Digital Zoom Yes
Digital Zoom Values Video Digital Zoom: 3-10x
Filter Thread 58mm

Auto Focus

Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus Type Phase Detect with TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS Sensor: 9-point, 1 enhanced cross-type, 8 single-axis; Live View: Phase Detect, Contrast Detect, Face Detect modes
Face Detection Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus Yes

Optical Viewfinder

Optical Viewfinder Yes
Optical Viewfinder Type SLR type; fixed eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.87x mag., 19mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter


LCD Viewfinder Yes
LCD Size (inches) 3.0
LCD Resolution (pixels) 1,040,000
Articulating LCD Yes
Max Playback Zoom 10.0x


ISO Settings 6,400 in
Auto ISO Mode Yes
White Balance Settings Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
Shutter Speed Range 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes 63-zone Evaluative (linked to any AF point), Center-weighted, Partial (9%), Spot (4%); iFCL with dual layer sensor
Program AE Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Shutter Priority Yes
Full Manual Exposure Yes
Creative Exposure Modes Creative Auto, Auto+, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night portrait, Flash off, Auto Depth-of-field AE
Self Timer 10, 2, Remote, Continuous (2-10) seconds
Time Lapse No


Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Modes E-TTL II
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100) 13 m / 43 ft.
Flash Range Description Lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync 1/200
Flash Exp Compensation +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection Hot Shoe

Image Storage

Usable Memory Types SD / SDHC / SDXC
File System FAT32
DCF Compliant Yes


Composite Video Out Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder Yes
HD Video Out Yes
HD Video Connection Yes
Built-In Wi-fi Yes
Computer/Printer USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant Yes
DPOF Compliant Yes
Remote Control Yes
Remote Control Type Optional Wired (RS-60E3) or Wireless (RC-6 , RC-5, RC-1)
Other Connection Mini HDMI-CEC, External Stereo Mic Jack, Wired Remote Jack


Battery Form Factor Proprietary LP-E8
Usable Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeble
Batteries Included 1 x Proprietary LP-E8 Lithium-ion rechargeble
Battery Charger Included Yes
CIPA Rating 440


Included Software EOS Digital Solutions Disc (EOS Utility, ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser, Digital Photo Professional, Picture Style Editor, Movie Edit Task, Video Snapshot Task, PhotoStitch)
OS Compatibility Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.4+


Notes & Features Vari-angle high resolution 3:2 LCD, new EOS Scene Detection technology, Auto Picture Style, improved ALO and AWB, Feature Guide, Basic + Function, smooth video digital zoom, Video Snapshot, Creative Filters (Fisheye (new), Grainy, Soft Focus, Miniature, Toy, Fisheye, Multi), multi-aspect (3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1), Image Verification (optional software required), built-in wireless Speedlite transmitter, up to 1080p movies with manual exposure control (aperture, shutter speed, ISO)

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