The REBEL on the Move
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-inch LCD monitor - the EOS Rebel T3i offers the best of EOS photography in a compact package.
GET IT!!! MUST BUY :)12/12/2012
This SERIOUSLY is a " MUST BUY " its so great. Im in love with it. Its actually reallllly good for concerts too! :)
a high end for DSLR beginners6/2/2012
The auto mode (or auto without flash, my favorite) is highly forgiving, taking fantastically sharp images, true to color. They look so clear that I feel I'm capturing as close to real life as I've ever seen before in a camera.
The camera comes with a comfortable, good quality neck strap and is quite light and small compared to other SLRs. Battery life seems to be very good - longer than I expected. The included corded battery charger will appeal to some, but not to those who prefer the travel type charger with a swing-out plug. This is not a professional level SLR, but it performs very well as a small, light APS-C camera.
The video capability is truly amazing. Let me just say excellent professional looking shots are pretty easy with this camera, and I highly recommend it to anyone thinking of purchasing an SLR camera.
Battery Woes: We invested in an A/C adapter for the camera and now no longer eat the battery alive when leaving the camera to upload pictures via the Eye-Fi connection. It's a little annoying to have to swap over to the A/C and then back to a battery all the time - I would rather have a charging station of sorts - but it works and it means I stick the battery in the charger so it's almost always ready to go. Ease of Use: I adjusted to using this thing pretty quickly. I invested in a LowePro FastPack 250 and it works nicely as a diaper-bag/day bag/camera bag. Not the most attractive purse, but it works well. I'm much better at being ready for any photo situation now.
A Shot Away from Perfection4/19/2012
The contents of the bundle were shipped with appropriate packaging, and everything was placed professionally inside the main shipment box. The lenses had their own boxes, including the camera itself. The bag is slightly different from the picture, and the reviews seem to have me differ. For the sole purpose of the bag, I have no issues with this case. If you're careful, you can place all the contents from the bundle into this bag. I would only complain that the bag does not have any pockets.
Would do it again2/20/2012
I had a very good experience. My camera arrived with everything included. I would recommend them to a friend and shop with them again. Love, love, love my new camera!
Just got this few days ago, I'm not new to SLR and canon didn't disappoint, price is great w/ 2 extra lens. I was disappointed on the carrying bag, first it has a hole & second I can only carry one lens at a time I can't bring all 3 that came with the bundle, I dont know why they put that on the bundle if they know it will be basically useless? All in all I love it.
Great Buy. Great Camera11/17/2011
The camera package is excellent. Looking at current prices I feel that I got two of the lenses for free. As with any DSLR, there is a big learning curve, but there are plenty of resources out there for that. The only thing I can knock about this package is the free carrying case is very basic. I will be upgrading this in the future. Everything else is top notch.
Perfect for a first time dslr purchaseer10/31/2011
This camera package is perfect for a first time dslr buyer. The lenses are a great mix of lenses for close up shooting and for pictures from a distance. The memory card is fast enough for taking pictures but struggles a bit with the HD video. i would recommend a class 10 for the HD video part of it. I find myself using the 2 extra lenses more than the lense that came with the camera. The bag is a nice addition but it struggles to hold all the lenses. Image quality is high and construction quality is great. Would recommend for all first time dslr purchasers.
Excellent DSLR set for the newbie10/25/2011
For all those looking to get into DSLR photography, this set has pretty much everything you'll need to get up and running. The T3i is quite a capable body and the flip out screen is great for those off angle shots or whenever you feel like getting creative. The kit lens (18-55) is one of the better lenses out there for beginners and should stay on your camera most of the time. It's a little weak on both the long and short end however, for most shots, it'll work just fine. The 55-250 is a perfect complement to the kit lens as it allows you that extra reach for those up close shots. The image quality of this and the kit lens are surprisingly good for lenses in this price range. The 50mm (nifty fifty) is probably the best dirt cheap lens in Canon's lineup. Previously I had used the kit lens a lot however once I started tinkering around with the 50mm, it stayed on all the time. It's great for portraits as well as for everyday shots. The addition of the SD card and the case make this a great bargain and a perfect gift for the holidays. Bought separately this set would cost around $1,300 so you're saving a couple hundred easily on this set. The only thing this set lacks is an external flash however that can come later on down the road.