Summary: For the money, the Canon EOS Rebel T3i is a great choice for dSLR videographers--though the cheaper T2i can still suffice if you don't need the articulated LCD--and it's a solid choice for creative still shooters. But though the image quality and general shooting performance are top-notch, if you're upgrading to capture sports, kids, or pets, the T3i may not be able to keep up.
Pros: The Canon EOS Rebel T3i delivers excellent video capabilities and image and video quality.
Cons: If you shoot both still and video, the T3i's controls can be frustrating to operate, and it's not terribly fast for burst shooting sports, kids, or pets.
Summary: The Canon EOS 600D sells at a market operating price of Rs. 49,460. This is overall a really great camera with a good design and build quality and impressive features. The cost of the camera is the only thing that comes into question. The EOS 550D has nearly all the same features as the 600D and is available at a price of approximately Rs. 10,000 less.
Summary: The latest model in Canon's popular Rebel series is very much the camera that the range's history leads us to expect: well featured, well-designed and competitively priced. It's a very conventional camera in a part of the market that is seeing some interesting innovations, but the conventional DSLR design still best suits many people's needs, especially when it's done this convincingly.
Pros: Excellent image quality even at high ISO settings, Extremely high detail and resolution at base ISO, good per-pixel sharpness, Good dynamic range, improved by use of Highlight Tone Priority, On-screen Q-Menu offers good access to shooting settings, Excellent LCD screen is articulated (great for videographers and tripod users), Ability to remotely control flashguns is a nice addition (offered by several of its peers), Good quality 1080/720p video output with a range of...
Cons: Slow AF in Live Mode reduces benefit of articulated screen for stills shooting, White balance often excessively orange under artificial light, Button functions in live view mode very different from conventional mode, Key features and parameters hidden in Custom Function menu, Lacks the in-camera Raw conversion options seen in 60D, Hand grip can be a little cramp-inducing after long periods of use
Summary: While Canon's pro body lineup turns over in a more leisurely fashion, the entry-level lineup now has six offerings including the T3i "flagship" that replaces the former flagship T2i after only a year on the market. To be sure, there are features that differentiate the two, notably the full HD video capability and an articulating monitor.
Pros: Movable monitor, Excellent image and color quality, Excellent high ISO noise performance for a cropped sensor, Good video image quality
Cons: Slow AF acquisition time in video and Live View, No continuous AF in video mode, Low battery life in Live View shooting
Excerpt: It’s time to really shake off the winter blahs and take some photos and video with the new Canon T3i DSLR. Is it worth the trip outdoors? We charge the battery and find out in our full review below, so read on. Take a quick glance at the Canon EOS Rebel T3i and you’ll hardly be surprised at its form and style. It looks just like many other entry-level and mid-range DSLRs on the market.
Pros: Fine 18-megapixel images, Excellent 3-inch vari-angle LCD, Full HD video at 30 fps, 3.7 fps at full resolution
Cons: Tends to run warm indoors, Video is good but focusing is cumbersome, No burst mode in A+ auto
Summary: The Canon EOS 600D is more of a tweaked EOS 550D than a completely new model, and despite what Canon has said it is really a replacement for the older model. However, it should also be thought of as a cut-down version of the EOS 60D. When the new camera is looked upon in this light, it is certainly a very attractive proposition.
I enjoyed using the Canon EOS 600D and was pleased with the images I took.