Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS 600D / Rebel T3i / Kiss X5
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Conclusion: As it stands, the Canon T3i is the flagship Rebel, with the T3 and T2i beneath it in features. Its still image quality is among the best in its price range, and its video modes are quite complete, offering excellent quality, provided you can handle shooting video more carefully than you would with a digicam or camcorder. Taken as a whole, the Canon T3i is an excellent digital SLR, with just about every feature we've been longing for in a sub-$1,000 camera.
Pros: Excellent and proven 18-megapixel sensor, Lots of detail, especially in RAW files, Very good high ISO performance, Very accurate colors, Full HD video capability at three frame rates with auto or manual exposure control, Video Digital Zoom, ranging from 3-10x, Good quality optics with image stabilization (if purchased with in a lens kit), High-resolution, swiveling LCD, HTP tames highlights, ALO brightens shadows, Good quality grip, Captures 14-bit RAW images, Periphe...
Cons: Dynamic range is not up to par with the best APS-C sensors, No microfocus adjustment, Very warm auto white balance indoors, Sluggish startup and mode switching, Only center AF point is cross-type, while the Canon 60D has all nine cross-type (for those considering a 60D), 3.7fps is slow for sports shooting, Shallow buffers with slow buffer clearing, AF in Live View is slow, Below-average battery life, Camera does not correct for chromatic aberration or geometric distor...
Excerpt: The price point of DSLR cameras have significantly dropped over the last few years. With the implementation of new technology, DSLRs are becoming increasingly simpler to use and customers buy them for their superior image quality and manual controls.
Excerpt: Only a year after the release of the Canon EOS Rebel T2i, here is its replacement -- the T3i. The T3i keeps the 18 megapixels and ISO range of its predecessor, so there is no difference in image quality. What the T3i does have is a variety of interesting new features designed to tempt new users into buying a DSLR.
Pros: Excellent image quality at all ISO settings, Articulated LCD screen, Ability to remotely control flashguns
Summary: In this arena the EOS Rebel T3i is pretty comparable to the Nikon D3200, although the Nikon lacks the Canon's swiveling screen and exposure bracketing. You can set the T3i to shoot three photos -- one at a normal exposure, one slightly lower and one slightly higher -- in case you don't like the way the normal exposure turns out.
Pros: Superb image quality, even in low light, Compact and lightweight, Swiveling LCD screen, Shoots 1080p full HD video, Exposure bracketing
Cons: Tight optical viewfinder, Slow autofocus in live view, No continuous autofocus when shooting video
Conclusion: It’s a similar tale of confusion when purchasing a DSLR camera. You’ll first have to pick sides for the Canon vs Nikon war. Then there’s all those pesky model numbers to pick from. Canon’s EOS lineup is roughly divided into 4 categories. You’ve got the pocket-friendly 4 digit, 1000D series, followed by entry level DSLRs which are denoted by 3 digits (EOS 500D, EOS 550D, 600D), then by the mid-range semi-pro DSLRs(50D, 60D) and topped off by the professional single-digit...
Summary: While the T3i doesn’t come across as a major upgrade to the T2i, it’s a thoughtful addition to the line and keeps Canon competitive with the likes of the long-in-the-tooth Nikon D5000. Though due for an upgrade, that Nikon now has no major advantage over Canon at this level of camera body. The T3i beats it on resolving power, high-ISO noise performance, and AF speed. The D5000’s main edge? Its price has dropped enough to make it more comparable to the T2i.
Summary: On its own, it’s a typical pop-up flash, mostly useful for fill or when you’ve got nothing else. In the end, the EOS Rebel T3i is a terrific value at about $850 with the 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 image-stabilized kit lens. And Canon’s rich array of lens choices gives you tremendous options as you explore your own photographic inclinations.
Pros: Great feel in the hand; impressive video capabilities; good manual.
Conclusion: Canon's EOS 600D further blurs the line between a beginner and professional DSLR. Although it has a smaller frame and lacks a second control dial and screen, it still packs a lot of features. Its fast autofocus speed, good ISO Âperformance and full HD video recording capability makes it a great camera. Also, the 3in articulated screen is another bonus because it's great for framing shots.
Pros: Good image and video quality; handy 3in articulated screen; fast autofocus with viewfinder; can wirelessly control other flash units.
Cons: Live View mode is slow to start up; Autofocus is noisy in video mode.