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Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR with 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit - Black

  • Model: REBELT3I1855
  • MPN: 5169B003
  • 18.0 Megapixel
  • 18 - 55mm Optical Zoom
  • Memory Expandable via SD Card
  • 3.0" Vari-Angle LCD Screen
  • Built-in Automatic Flash with Red Eye Reduction
Special financing available (subject to credit approval)
Resolution
18.0 Megapixel
Zoom Lens
18 - 55mm Optical Zoom
Memory Expansion
Memory Expandable via SD Card
LCD Screen
3.0" Vari-Angle LCD Screen
Flash
Built-in Automatic Flash with Red Eye Reduction
Image Stabilization
Optical Image Stabilization
Video Output
HDMI Video Output
USB Connection
USB Connection - Cable Included
Rapid Fire Mode
Rapid Fire 3.0 Frames/Second
Movie Mode
HD Movie Mode
Rechargeable Battery Type
Lithium-Ion Battery Included
Battery Charger
Battery Charger Included
Live View Screen
Yes
Dust Control
Yes
Additional Features
DIGIC 4 Image Processor
Shipping Weight
5 lbs
Warranty Terms - Parts
12 Months
Warranty Terms - Labor
12 Months

Photographers looking for an easy-to-use camera that will help them create their next masterpiece need look no further than the Canon EOS Rebel T3i. The next in a long line of phenomenal compact DSLRs, the EOS Rebel T3i continues the Rebel tradition of easy operation, compact design and no-compromise performance. Featuring Canon's newest DIGIC 4 Image Processor and an 18.0 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor - plus cutting-edge technologies like Full HD video recording, Live View shooting, Wireless flash photography and even a Vari-angle 3.0" LCD monitor - the EOS Rebel T3i offers the best of EOS photography in a compact package.

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Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR with 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit - Black
 
4.8

(based on 425 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (354)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent image quality (296)
  • Nice features/settings (258)
  • Good battery life (255)
  • Simple controls/menu (237)
  • Quick start-up time (232)

Cons

  • Noisy (40)
  • Missing features/settings (22)
  • Heavy/bulky (14)
  • Poor build quality (14)
  • Short battery life (14)

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    5.0

    GREAT CAMERA

    By Casual photo bug

    from Southeast

    Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR with 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit - Black:

    Previously had a Canon Rebel and burned through quite a few rolls of film over the years but it took great pictures on vacation and of family events. WOW ... the Canon T3 DSLR is fantastic. Really great pictures and ease of use. I'm not a professional photog by any means but with this camera you can with a little imagination take some really good shots. I would recommend this camera especially for someone who is use to point and shoot cameras and wants to step up to a real camera.

     
    5.0

    Best camera I have ever owned

    By Onehourphoto80

    from Bakersfield, Ca.

    Pros

    • Bright LCD
    • Excellent Image Quality
    • Good battery life
    • lightweight/portable
    • Nice features/settings
    • Quick start-up time
    • Quiet
    • Simple controls/menu
    • Solid operation
    • Superior build quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR with 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit - Black:

        I have used several other brands of cameras. This canon camera is easy to use and by far much superior to other cameras. I am a beginner using this camera and feel like a pro at the quality of pictures it takes

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I got this camera with ...

        By Lucy

        from Georgia

        Pros

        • Bright LCD
        • Good battery life
        • lightweight/portable
        • Nice features/settings
        • Simple controls/menu
        • Superior build quality

        Cons

        • low quality burst mode
        • Noisy
        • Poor image quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR with 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit - Black:

          I got this camera with the 18-55mm kit lens and the 75-300mm kit lens in a big bundle which included a flash, a camera bag, two extra batteries, a memory card.. etc. I had been looking at the T3i before this, but after seeing the bundle and reading dozens of positive reviews, I went with this one. So far, the battery life is great, the features (although I'm still figuring out Manual mode) are excellent, and the overall camera build is perfect for my small hands. My only complaints are: 1. the quality in burst mode / when shooting sports (I outdoor rock climb) is not too grand. Lots of blurry images and it tends to turn the flash on in broad daylight--thus throwing me and my friends off the rock. 2. Auto-focus is unbearably slow in live view. Don't even try. The auto focus in the view-finder is much better, although it won't focus quickly (or sometimes at all) on moving subjects! It may not sound like it, but I do LOVE this camera! I only started photography about 2 years ago, and upgraded to this from a point and shoot. GREAT first DSLR, and I do recommend it for macro photography, portrait photography, etc. Maybe not professional sport photography, but hey! You could certainly make it work with the large number of settings on this camera.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very satisfied

          By dran_reb

          from Wisconsin

          Pros

          • accepts wide range of lenses/accessories
          • Bright LCD
          • Easy to use
          • Excellent Image Quality
          • Good battery life
          • Nice features/settings
          • Quick start-up time
          • Simple controls/menu
          • Superior build quality

          Cons

          • heavy/bulky
          • Neck Strap Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR with 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit - Black:

            The T3i is a great choice for an entry-level DSLR and I am extremely satisfied with the purchase. I have been amazed at the image quality, whether using an automatic mode, being fully creative in manual mode, or anything between. This is my first DSLR and yet it's making me look like a "pro" already with little experience. The difference between this camera and an average cheap point-and-shoot or smartphone camera is huge. I would recommend this camera to anyone, especially those new to DSLRs. The controls and menus are well thought-out and easy to use, so you can quickly and easily experiment with different settings to learn more about how they affect the photos. The instruction manual is well-written. One of the reasons I chose the T3i over some other similar Canon cameras was the swivel LCD display. It turns around to protect the screen during storage, and it can help you see what you're doing if you need to reach over a fence, wall, crowd, etc. or use a short tripod. This camera has so far been very fun to use and has given me zero frustration, unlike every other camera I've ever owned. I am more excited about photography than ever, thanks to this camera. It is nice to know that if it ever comes time to step up to another Canon body, I can still use the same lenses and accessories that I use with my T3i.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AWESOME T3I

            By CW3 ARMY

            from Maryland

            Pros

            • Bright LCD
            • Easy to use
            • Excellent Image Quality
            • Good battery life
            • lightweight/portable
            • Nice features/settings
            • Quick start-up time
            • Simple controls/menu
            • Solid operation
            • Superior build quality

            Cons

            • sorry no cons here :-(

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR with 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit - Black:

              I bought my T3I a couple years ago and have had nothing but fun ever since. Now my hobby is 100% taking pictures. I love it. I love learning everything about this camera. I'm so proud after posting a picture to the different social networking sites and friends responding how beautiful my pictures are. I like my camera more than I do most DSLR cameras popping out onto the online stores & market. I am a Canon owner for life. Now that I am on 100% disability I've learned to take up my spare time being 'creative'. I can be totally upset and go off to the local park and start taking pictures and forget the bad things that life throws your way. Thanks to ALL the Quality Control specialists that work for Canion. Like I said in the beginning, I have NEVER had an issue with my T3I and can't find anything negative online about my (T3I) camera. When I get the money I will upgrade to the 70D (an old mans dream). Something to hope and wish for, I'll keep saving and maybe get one before I pass on. My T3I will goto a grandson who also enjoys my photography hobby. Sorry this was so long of a review but really just a tip of the iceberg on how I feel about my camera. Best of luck to all new and old photographers out there with YOUR Canon camera. A special thanks to Canin for making such a great product!!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              very satisfied

              By Hackbarth14

              from Wisconsin

              Pros

              • Easy to use
              • Excellent Image Quality
              • Good battery life
              • Good Looking
              • lightweight/portable
              • Nice features/settings
              • Quick start-up time
              • Simple controls/menu
              • Solid operation

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR with 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit - Black:

                  I bought this camera a little while ago and I have just been waiting for it to disappoint me before I gave it five stars. But it honestly hasn't. My family and I take trips all the time and this is the main reason I wanted a nicer camera and I found that since I have bought this camera I bring it with me everywhere because it takes such great pictures. I absolutely love it. Also I saw that there was another person who said they could not use their camera with mac. I don't know if they are talking about a macbook or not but I had a 2010 macbook and I just recently got a macbook air and I can plug my camera into both of them. Thats just my experience with it.

                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great camera with a caveat

                  By Stretch

                  from Michigan

                  Pros

                  • Bright LCD
                  • Excellent Image Quality
                  • Good battery life
                  • Quiet
                  • Solid operation
                  • Superior build quality

                  Cons

                  • not for mac users

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR with 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit - Black:

                    I was very excited to get my EOS Rebel T3. It seems to have everything I need to actively pursue my hobby in retirement. My only disappointment is that I cannot attach the camera to my Mac because there is no recognition of the camera. I have to take the disc out of the camera and insert it into the computer to use the software that came with the camera. If I use my PC based camera I have no problem.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    I've owned and used an ...

                    By Scorer61

                    from Baltimore County, MD

                    Pros

                    • Easy to use
                    • Excellent Image Quality
                    • Good battery life
                    • Nice features/settings
                    • Quick start-up time

                    Cons

                    • Complicated controls/menu

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR with 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit - Black:

                      I've owned and used an AE-1, FTb, and EF for over 30 years. I finally decided to make the switch to digital about 6 months ago when my equipment got water damaged because of an unknown roof leak in my storage closet. I bought the T3 because I haven't been actively taking pictures for a while and I did not want to spend a lot of money to get into digital. Now, I'm hooked on photography again. I'm trying to get used to all the features and menus. So, I feel like a novice photographer again, but I'm having a great time. I'm not ready to upgrade yet, but I can see it happening someday and it will be another Canon camera. The T3 is definitely what I want for now.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great starter camera, nice as a back-up too.

                      By bleudawg14

                      from Augusta, Georgia

                      Pros

                      • all my lenses fit it
                      • Good battery life
                      • Light to carry
                      • Super-sharp images
                      • Very inexpensive

                      Cons

                      • NOT WEATHER RESISTANT

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR with 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit - Black:

                        This is an ENTRY level DSLR. Yet, it performs very well. The 12.1 MP sensor provides very nice, sharp pictures, with a low amount of noise (grainy). All 105+ Canon EF and EF-S lenses will fit it. When I put my 24-105mm red ring ( "L") lens on it, the results are difficult to distinguish from my higher end cameras. I will recommend this Canon T3 to anyone just starting in photography, or if you are making the switch from a P&S camera. The learning curve is VERY short as well, just put it on Auto Mode and you have instant success with very sharp, clear pictures. When you add to your collection of lenses, the quality of your pictures goes up as well. I highly recommend this camera.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        great camera price

                        By photographer

                        from south carolina

                        Pros

                        • Bright LCD
                        • Easy to use
                        • Excellent Image Quality
                        • Good battery life
                        • lightweight/portable
                        • Nice features/settings
                        • Quick start-up time
                        • Simple controls/menu
                        • Solid operation

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR with 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit - Black:

                            Bought this camera in the summer of 2012 and it's a spectaculer camera for its price. i got intrested in photography and after looking at prices and other cameras, i chose the rebel t3. WARNING: THIS IS NOT A CAMERA FOR A PRO! Don't get me wrong, i LOVE this camera and have taken great photos with it. i mostly use it for nature photos and it has given me the quality i need. this is a great camera for the hobbyist, the casual user, and even for the lower end of advanced amateurs. i would not advise it for sports, major/pro photography, or videography. though it misses the quick dials dedicated buttons on non-rebel canons, you get where you can change the settings quickly and without looking away from the veiw finder. it's a great camera if you want to have something to hold onto and to hear that cla-click but you're not quite ready to let go of your point-and-shoot. great camera, but if you're planning on doing pro photography, i'd advise you check out the t4i and t5i if you're going rebel, but if you're fine with the complete D seires, i'd say look at the 7d, 5d, 70d, and 60d as well.

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