Summary: I have had this camera for less than one year now, and will be returning it for service. The camera will not auto focus at infinity! A hole in a sheet of paper will, however! I have owned several Canon cameras in the past, and I loved them, However, this one sucks. It actually takes much, much worse pictures than a cheap Nikon I also reviewed here and called a piece of junk.
Summary: Given the high price of this camera alone, I should've skipped the bundle pack. The accessories (minus the Canon lenses) were low quality and some were damaged upon arrival. Although the supplier was responsive with upgrading the replacements, the replaced tripod was still defective. I gave up on reporting the damage and just did without it which is disappointing to me.
Summary: The camera and lenses are as expected, but the bundle is below acceptable. Both tripods are shakey, the 2x telephoto does not work, and the camera bag is flimsey. I would only buy the camera and lens if I would do this again.
Summary: Two Cameras in 6 mos, One -first one purchased started acting up could get no help from anyone Second started acting up second day I had it still know help from anyone contacted Canon myself then e-mails started arriving with concerns as if they couldn't understand why im unhappy Lost 4 jobs to not having equitment and I have to pay to return cameras IM PISSED
Focus Camera is commenting FRAUD. - Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Zoom Len
David M. Kurtz, Amazon
31 March 2014
Summary: I had the same issue as one of the other posters. What is Focus Camera up too? This listed this last week as a deal and I ordered on and today they cancelled it. They also listed the same deal on eBay. I wonder if any shipped? What is this a bait and switch scam. Focus Camera is commenting FRAUD.
Summary: For the price I figured this was refurbished. However, I assumed they corrected all mistakes prior to reselling. First Warning; Put in a freshly charged battery and the camera did not turn on. After switching it on and off 2/3 more times; It turned on. I immediately sampled the video recording option, as I would mainly be using this feature for shooting website commercials and short films.
Summary: Before you choose a DSLR you MUST decide what you want most out of it. Image Quality? Low light, High ISO performance, Video ability? Weather Sealing? Bright View Finder? I THOUGHT i wanted all those things when I purchased the T3i, but now I know at this price point you can't get all those things. So now I know that I want two things. image quality, and low light/high ISO performance. The T3i should not have even made my short list.
Pros: Articulating LCD screen
Cons: poor low light focusing, poor low light high ISO image quality, poor center focus on flat surfaces, terrible buffer performance after three continuous shots, noisy shutter(mirror slap), noisy motor recorded during video usage, non-user friendly controls through menu systems vs buttons.
Summary: I tried purchasing this camera twice. Both purchases the camera malfunctioned after a couple days of use. I have been a big fan of Canon products in the past. After the trouble with these two cameras,I'm having second thoughts.