The EOS Rebel T3i does not just shoot video clips, it offers the enhanced ease-of-use, image quality, smooth frame rates and adaptive exposure compensation necessary in a professional video-making tool by boasting the most advanced EOS video capturing features to date: When Full HD (1920 x 1080) is set, you can use Movie Digital Zoom to magnify the center of the image by approximately 3-10x. With the Video Snapshot feature, the EOS Rebel T3i DSLR will capture short video clips (of 2, 4 or 8 seconds) then combine them automatically into one video file as a snapshot or highlights “album.” With no editing needed after shooting, the compiled video is perfect for sharing online or displaying directly on an HDTV via the camera's HDMI port.
In addition to a number of different recording size and frame rate modes, the EOS Rebel T3i enables easy manual control of exposure, focus and Live View features and even allows for in-camera editing. The large CMOS sensor and compatibility with over 60 lenses provide a wealth of depth-of-field options. And it's all as easy as the press of a button — the EOS Rebel T3i has a dedicated Live View/Movie Recording start/stop button that gets the shooting started fast.
Three Recording Sizes
Full HD Video is captured at 1920 x 1080 resolution at 30p (29.97), 24p (23.976) or 25p frames per second, for up to 4GB per clip. Videos are saved as .MOV files and can be viewed in Full HD with HDMI output. Other recording sizes include HD at 1280 x 720 (50p/60p (59.94) fps) or SD/VGA at 640 x 480 (30p (29.97) and 25p fps).
Simply Amazing Camera
I still own two original Canon AE1 film SLR cameras and I have owned and used a digital EOS Rebel XTi for the past 3-1/2 to 4 years. This camera was an upgrade and ... WOW what an understatement that is. From the redesign of the grip to the flip-out view screen to the numerous new features ... and the ability to do 1080P HD Video!! As I said in the title ... a Simply Amazing Camera. Whether you are a complete beginner to SLR cameras and are just using it with completely automatic settings or a seasoned veteran photographer using detailed manual settings ... the camera takes stunning pictures. Canon has again set the bar very high with this latest addition to the EOS line.
January 9, 2012
My first DSLR
Canon cameras are not new to me, but this is my first DSLR, and I love it! I am only just beginning to discover everything it has to offer and I am always learning new tricks and things to do. It takes amazing photos very quickly, which is a must when I am chasing around my toddler! Auto focus takes a long time with the Lcd screen open but works great with it closed. I don't really get it but now I always photograph like that. I love this camera so much and plan on using it for a.long time!
June 2, 2013
Great entry-level camera
Some controls, like color temperature, are too tricky to reach inside the menus, 1-2 more buttons on the body would have been a very good thing. Holding the camera, you have a really plasticky feeling, far from professional grade build quality. Especially in video mode, in the dark areas of the frame, image is quite noisy even at low ISO and some useful features are obviously missing, compared to the higher end models, but other than that, which has to be expected, I consider this camera, at present, one of the best purchase in the EOS lineup, considering how much its price has dropped. Absolutely no need to go for a t4i or t5i, especially if you are interested in shooting videos.
May 22, 2013
I just got into photography when I got the Powershot SX500 IS. But right as I held the t3i camera and snapped my first picture, I was speechless. This camera works best if you know how to use the manual modes, but auto does a great job.
May 12, 2013