Canon EOS Rebel T3i Overview
by Shawn Barnett, Dave Etchells, Zig Weidelich, and Mike Tomkins
Hands-on Preview Posted: 02/07/2011
Test shots from production sample (with updated crops): 03/30/2011
Just a year after the introduction of the T2i, Canon has announced the EOS Rebel T3i, a new model that will take the top spot from the former flagship, but will not replace it. The Canon T3i has an 18-megapixel sensor and major upgrades including a swiveling LCD, Integrated Speedlite Transmitter, and Creative Filters, all of which are also found in the Canon 60D. Simultaneously, the T1i and XS were replaced with the new 12-megapixel T3, which will take up the low-end spot in the lineup, now consisting of the Rebel T3, T2i, and T3i.
The Canon Rebel T3i ships in early March 2011, priced at US$799.99 body-only, US$899.99 with the 18-55mm IS II kit lens, and US$1,099.99 with the 18-135mm IS kit lens.