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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent All Around Camera

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    I bought this camera for Christmas 2012. So far I am quite impressed. This is my first Digital SLR (I shot 35mm SLR, and Digital Mirror-less prior). I purchased this over the Nikon D5100. The Nikon does produce less noise at higher ISO's, than the T3i does, but I don't generally shoot fast and/or night action, so It hasn't been a problem for me yet. Auto-focus is quite quick and intuitive. I actually prefer Nikons focus-point layout better, but the T3i seems to be a bit faster auto-focusing, and the view-finder is far superior I think. Unfortunately there is no continous auto-focus for video on the T3i. The D5100 does auto-focus in video mode, but it is quite sluggish at best. I have a dedicated video camera, and when shooting video with the T3i, I prefer a manual follow-focus anyways. So no major points lost there as far as I'm concerned. Both cameras have great LCD's. However the T3i does not crop the image unless you are shooting specific formats. Otherwise it maintains 3:2 aspect-ratio full-screen. The Nikon D5100 crops the image in the LCD and uses the border for camera info, whereas the T3i has the information overlayed on the image (and can be toggled on/off with live-view Hstograms, which makes setting exposure quick and easy). Video quality is quite good. Shoots 1080P at 30/25/24fps, and 720p at 60fps (no 720p at 30fps though). Again, no auto-focus, but for those serious about shooting film with the T3i, there is an excellent freeware operating system available online called Magic Lantern (I neither endorse nor condone). It offers a host of upgraded video features such as HDR Video, Custom frame-rates (720p at 30fps after-all), video effects, and zoom options, plus extended ISO range, Shutter speeds, intervalometer, and bracketing features for HDR, among a thousand other features. I got my T3i with the 18-55mm Kit lens, and 55-250mm zoom lens. Both do a good job considering their relatively inexpensive price. Serious photgraphers/videographers will want to upgrade the lenses for sure. Canon makes a great little 50mm F/1.8 for right around $100, which is great for video. But these 2 lenses are really good all-around "Bread and Butter" kind of lenses, that will allow everyone the ability to learn and hone their skills. My only real gripe is the 18-55mm doesn't have a dedicated rubber focus ring on the lense body like the 55-250mm does. But rather, is located at the very front of the lense, is thin and plastic, and somewhat recessed in comparison to the main body, which makes it somewhat elusive when reaching for it in a hurry. The T3i features both IR remote, and Wireless flash control as well. Overall I am happy going with the T3i. It really is just "Apples and Oranges" when trying to compare it to the Nikon D5100. In the end what really sold me was: - The grip felt better in my hand (I have big hands) - The menus and infromation onscreen, are far more intuitive - The controls seemed better layed out to me - Histograms available in live-view (Nikon D5100 only has in image review) - A relatively cheap upgrade to a fast 50mm lense (of course there's always the Canon L series ;) I would recommend this camera to everyone!!!

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

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    This Canon T3i Rebel EOS camera is considered a great camera for entry level DSLRs'. I couldn't agree more but, I think your getting much more. Although this is my first DSLR camera, in my opinion it has all the bells and whistles anyone especially a beginner could ever want. For example the ability to fire off camera speed lights. I love this function as I am going to start taking Portaits. Use your T3i for a Master and get one or two speed lights for slave units and your in business. The battery life is exceptional too. I did however buy an extra battery as backup. This camera has all the "easy" features if your not comfortable with setting your camera yourself but I as many others suggest you start in "manual" and get to know all about ISO, Apature, and shutter speed. When I bought mine it came with two kit lens' the 18X55 and the 75X300 zoom lens. Both are great lens' but I quickly started purchasing additional ones to get more versatility. Don't be spooked with this because lens' can be very expensive, there are some that are very affordable. Everything you get with your T3i kit will get you up and going like a professional. If your thinking of upgrading to a very nice DSLR then, I recommend this Camera.I am completely satisfied and don't intend on upgrading my T3i for a very long time. Hope this helps you on your decision to go DSLR. Happy Shooting. Oh yes, if you like to Post Process, I recommend Light room 4. Great software for the money. It has a feature on it that can pretty much eliminate "any" noise from high ISO setting. I love it.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera for sports

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    I love this camera! After spending several days researching cameras I had came down to 2 this one and the Canon - EOS Digital Rebel T3. I finally decided on this camera after talking with the sales associate. I take a lot of basketball pictures and most of the gyms are really dark. WIth this camera I can take pictures in low light settings without even using the flash and they come out perfect. And there is no blurring. With the pictures below it is straight out of the box before changing settings. This gym is really dark. Most of the pictures I take are fast acting so the speed of this camera was really important to me. The video is great too. Its crisp and you can follow the actin without any blur. You could even hear the coach on the other side of the gym yelling at my daughter not to reach. The pictures are crisp on the MV setting. Sports mode is good but I perfer the crisp pictures as to the ones with the action a little blurre. The sutter sound is a little loud in the video when you take a picture while recording, but I wouldn't be recording a lot anyway. So that is not an issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    best camera ive ever had

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    This camera is literally the best ive ever used. It still amazes me and ive had it for quite a few months now. The flip out screen is SOOO handy, its ridiculous i hate using other peoples cameras now because im so accustomed to the luxury of being able to turn the screen if i have to hold the camera up high, or low, or to take a picture of myself i can flip the screen around and see myself instead of guessing if its accurate! ha, and the pictures come out crystal clear every time. i have a mac and having the pictures in hd on my huge screen is my favorite, i love showing friends my pictures that way, you really can see every atom of everything haha. one of the only downsides id say is autofocus is kind of slow and doesnt always work, but i just dont use it. manual focus is super easy, its just a pain when i have someone else take a picture of me somewhere and they arent the best with cameras, to have a good autofocus to help them out would be handy but its fine. sound on videos is fantastic, and the image is just as high quality as the photographs. it takes really good pictures in low lights, without the flash, and theres a lot of settings to help you out no matter where you are. it did take me a while to figure out how to adjust everything in the camera settings but now its great! i will honestly have this camera until it breaks on me, which by the way i have accidentally hit it on a few doors and had it bump into a few things and it isnt at all damaged. not saying you should throw it around obviously, but its not super fragile ! anyways just figured id post this so incase anyone was not sure if they should spend the money or not, you DEFINITELY SHOULD, you will forget about the price as soon as you see how clear and perfect your pictures turn out with this. honestly a life changing camera, love love LOVE it <3 ill attach some photos ive taken so you can see what i mean. enjoy (:

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Top rated camera, great price, very capable

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    I did my homework on this one and researched many popular DSLRs. The T3i consistently receives great reviews, and is so popular that pricing is pretty standard. I use it for both still photography and some videography, but obviously, its strength is the still photo. Pictures are truly a stunning upgrade from my previous point-and-shoot. It's about more than just megapixels! The 18-55mm auto-focus lens that comes with it is great, and the additional 75-300mm lens works just as well. I love the stop-action with high speed shutter and rapid fire! Spend some time reading about all the great things you can do with this camera, and you'll be hooked! The wakeboarding photo below was our second week with the camera, shooting burst mode with 1/1000 shutter speed.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Bang for the Buck

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    I needed a camera that could shoot quality video for pro-sumer use but did not want to spend the full frame prices for a camera such as the 5DMkiii. We use a 7D, a lot but needed a backup that could go solo if it had to. Our previous format was with P2 cards on an HVX200 which takes amazing video, along with 35mm DOF adapter and can run literally all day without stopping as long as you have the memory cards, but, it is very poor in low light situations. This is another reason the t3i came into play. Video requires manual focus and I have a set of AIS Nikon prime lenses that look fantastic through the canon sensor. The low aperture rates also help. This combo is great for low light video. Must have an F mount to EOS adapter. Overall the camera has been good. I have encountered it automatically shutting down while shooting video, and well before the 4 gig max on class 10 SDHC cards. Picture controls are easy to get to and or navigate through.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing DSLR

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    I was originally planning to purchase the t2i, but the options of the swivel screen and a few others really appealed to me and I opted out and waited for the t3i to be released. I am glad I waited, I really like this camera and it takes amazing pictures! The saying is true plan on spending your money in glass if you want to have professional looking pictures. I also purchased the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Lens which blows away the stock lens in picture quality! The professional Canon L Series Lenses are very expensive but if your looking for the best picture quality out of your camera plan to purchase one! This camera turned out to be everything I was looking for and then some. If your looking to buy this camera or compare it to the t2i visit dpreview they have a great comparison and review online.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional quality, options and easy interface

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    WOW the T3i is smokin' hot! The quality of the images even with the basic kit lens 18-55mm is excellent, and I dream of the day I buy my next upgraded lens and how my images will look. The amount of options on this camera is insane yet so very easy to use!. I've quickly advanced myself into the M mode as there is more flexibility and control for creativity. Night shooting has become a new passion and the low light results are superb! The articulating LCD is awesome, especially for low angle macros and shots aimed upwards. I haven't used the video yet, but look forward to learning the ins and outs, and how to perfect it as I can only say good things about this camera. Way to go Canon...I love you even more!

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    This is my first DSLR and my wife & I are stoked!

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    Thank you Canon for making such a fine camera. My wife and I wanted a camera other than our Iphones to take quality photos of our newborn son to print out and share with the Grandparents and holy moley...we are super happy with the T3i. I spent about a week and a half learning the 3 most important elements of a DSLR (shutter speed, aperature and ISO) and now I'm shooting in full manual mode and we are impressed and happy with the huge difference of clarity and quality between our Iphone cameras and this camera. I've been a point and shoot guy for quite awhile now and I'm super stoked that I've been able to step up to a professional quality camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great first camera, step up from a point and shoot

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    This camera is amazing right out of the box. if you're a beginner like me you turn that dial to Basic Zone and start firing, I guaranty you won't miss a shot. As you progress, turn that dial to Creative Zone it will take some time but the pictures you take will amaze you. Creative Zone is called Advanced Shooting, after adj. Shutter speed, aperture setting, and exposure compensation, time and time again the camera may become lost, they tell you to go into the menu setting, find Clear setting, Clear all camera setting. That sucks because now you have to reset all your basic setting Power Off, LCD Brightness, Image Review, yada yada yada. BUT as I read further through the manual page 258, Registering my menu. Now you don't have to flip through all the menu setting, you can create 1 page with all your basic setting. I have 2 lenses and constantly swap them out after a while attaching the lens to the body doesn't require look for the red and white dots. Also I love the flip out LCD monitor it is the best invention to date.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT entry level DSLR

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    This is my first DSLR camera so I dont have any others to compare it to. This being said, the price point makes it a great first choice. I have always wanted to get in to photography. Pre- digital, it was just too dang complicated,not to mention expensive for me to get interested enough to drop big bucks on a camera, then sink a bunch of money into film and development and such. But with digital, its nearly endless and fairly cheap to play around and shoot to your hearts desire. All you have to do with the picture that dont turn out is delete them. So, back to the camera. I bought one of these with the 18-55mm lens on sale. After flipping through the manual, I was completely confused. I understood shutter speed, but thats about it. What the heck was ISO and F stop? I found a really handy online guide (Google ATP DSLR guide). Within a few hours of reading the guide and screwing around, i was pretty dialed in. I have taken the camera out several times now and am getting to the point where i can take a picture, then look at it at home and think, "Wow, I took THAT?!" This camera takes great pictures with crisp clear edges, full vibrant colours, and has enough features to really have some fun with making some creative shots, You have to try long exposure water fall and night time traffic shots. It takes great macro, portrait, landscape, nighscape pictures. Once you learn how F stops, ISO and shutter speeds work, it take good low light shots too. I have yet to find something I cant do with this camera. Adding a good telephoto lens, and maybe the f1.4 50mm lens to your set up, a tripod, some UV and polarizers, and maybe a remote shutter release/timer and you will be well armed to go out in the world and shoot anything and everything that captures your eye like a pro and all for under $1000 (for the set up I mentioned, even check reputable used sources to save more!) I am really loving having a camera of this calibre. Even the feel or drilling in on your "target" and the snap of a REAL shutter nearly matches the "Holy Cow" feeling when you see your first (and ever after) pro looking shot pop up on your HD computer screen. Keep in mind it is bigger, and heavier than your normal point and shoot, but if you want a nicely featured camera with swapible lenses, this is a great set to get your feet wet. If you only want to have a camera to have in your pocket/purse to whip out and snap a quick shot here and there without need for multiple lenses or more advance fiddling, check out a nice compact P&S like the SX510.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Camera

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    Well, I just upgraded to the T3i yesterday from the Xti. I have not really played with the video on it, because thats what video cameras are for and I need a better card. Out of all the reviews I've read, i didnt see a single review about ISO's. So heres my little take on that. Noise levels are better than my Xti, the noise level at ISO 400 on my Xti is ISO 800 on the T3i. When you look at the photos in say Adobe Camera RAW at 100%, noise does show up at ISO 200 already. with the T3i. I love the live view as when you make exposure/shutter and ISO adjustments, you will see the exposure in real time. The T3i is a great camera for the price

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great first DSLR

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    This camera is a well built camera that takes pictures with as much or as little control as you would like. The scene intelligent mode is wonderful when you don't have time to adjust the settings to your liking, but if you have more time the program and manual modes allow you to change the settings to more specific things you had in mind. Great camera for the price. The pictures are beautiful and crisp. Not completely idiot-proof but getting closer.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    It takes some time and effort to learn

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    This is the first DSLR I have owned. I am still learning how to use all of the features. I am impressed by the battery life. Have not used the video yet, but my grandson is impressed with it. The camera is light and easy to hold steady. The exposure display in the viewfinder is especially helpful to me..

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Picture quality is outstanding!

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    This camera is incredible. It beats any other. I have been using the older Canon model for years for business and this T3I is so much better. It is easy to use, picture quality is amazing and the sport feature takes pictures faster than I can say boo. I have captured my daughters sleding the day after our recent snow storm and I caught wonderful memories. I can't wait to use this camera when my daughter starts travel soccer again outside. I haven't yet gotten the chance to explore all features but I can tell it will be easy to understand and use. Happy photographing!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    My 1st dSLR

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    I have no previous experience with SLRs so there is lots to learn. But even just stumbling through the settings and using the presets has given me quite a few pictures that I am really really proud of so far. The only thing I am mildly disappointed in is the built-in Flash. It is sort of weak and has a very limited field. I feel an external flash should be purchased immediately with this camera for the best results.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Canon camera!

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    This is my first DSLR professional camera and can't believe how amazing it is. Very simple to use and so many features to take professional looking photographs. I would recommend watching tutorial videos online for tips and instructions on using all the modes in this camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera

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    This is my first DSLR camera, I've been wanting to buy one for a long time and canon was always on my mind. The T3i is a great purchase, I do not regret any cent. It is easy to use, great for beginners but also for more experienced photographers. The image quality is very good and you will be amazed with how creative you can get with this camera. The movie mode is a great plus.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera, good buy

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    This camera works so well, I'm astonished at how amazing the pictures came out. This camera is simplistic and user friendly and also has great picture quality. For the price, this camera couldnt be better! No need to look into the more exspensive rebel models when this one works exceptionally well. Also if you go for this camera, or any camera, ALWAYS ASK ABOUT PRICE MATCHING or anything else you're buying for that matter. Trust me, it saved me hundreds and I was able to get a couple extra lenses an extra battery and a bag for an incredible low price.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect entry level DSLR

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    (As per my wife) The camera was purchased primarily for taking photos photos for my online business as well photos at concerts where manual controls is a must because of stage lights. Though I haven't been able to use it in a concert setting yet, for photographing products it has performed beautifully. I did take it out when taking the kids for a walk and got lots of fantastic photos of them jumping in puddles (while I was safe and dry a good distance away!) with such great clarity that each drop of water is perfectly defined with no blur at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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