• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 560.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i (EOS 600D)
  • Pentax Optio VS20
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Canon EOS Rebel T3i (EOS 600D) webpage
Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Canon T2i
T2i vs T3i
 
Successor: Canon T4i
T3i vs T4i
 
General
Model Number: T3i VS20
Alternate Model Number(s): EOS 600D, Kiss X5  
Camera Format: SLR Compact
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $599.99 $249.95
Street Price: $548.99 $105.84
Date Available: 2011-03-15 2012-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 36.4 oz (1,031 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
8.3 oz (235 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.2 x 3.9 x 3.1 in.
(133 x 100 x 80 mm)
4.4 x 2.4 x 1.5 in.
(112 x 61 x 38 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CCD
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon  
Effective Megapixels: 18.0 16.0
Sensor Format: APS-C 1/2.33 inch
Sensor size: 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm) 28.198mm2 (6.13mm x 4.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.30 microns 1.33 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x n/a
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG  
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed  
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 65  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.1  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.5  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 793  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
5184 x 2912 (15.1 MP, 16:9),
3456 x 3456 (11.9 MP, 1:1),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3456 x 1944 (6.7 MP, 16:9),
2304 x 2304 (5.3 MP, 1:1),
2592 x 1728 (4.5 MP, 3:2),
2034 x 1728 (3.5 MP, Other),
2592 x 1456 (3.8 MP, 16:9),
1728 x 1728 (3.0 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
1696 x 1280 (2.2 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1280 x 1280 (1.6 MP, 1:1),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
720 x 400 (0.3 MP, Other),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
3456 x 3456 (11.9 MP, 1:1),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG, .CR2 RAW (14-bit), RAW+L/F JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.6 1.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30/25/24)
1280x720 (60/50)
640x480 (30/25)
1280x720 (30p/15p)
640x480 (30p/15p)
320x240 (30p/15p)
Movie File Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video with mono linear PCM audio in MOV container (stereo with ext. mic) AVI (Motion JPG)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes
HD Video Out: Yes No
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF/EF-S n/a
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS smc PENTAX zoom lens, 11 elements, 8 groups, 1 aspheric element
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 29 - 216mm 28 - 560mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 135mm 5 - 100mm
Zoom Ratio: 7.50x 20.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (wide) / f/5.6 - 38 (tele) f/3.1 (wide) / f4.8 (tele) - ???
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 45 cm to Infinity
17.7 in to Infinity
40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   1 - 20 cm
0.4 - 7.9 in
Filter Thread: 67.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: No Yes
Digital Zoom Values: n/a 7.2x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Phase Detect with TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS Sensor: 9-point, 1 enhanced cross-type, 8 single-axis; Live View: Phase Detect, Contrast Detect, Face Detect modes Contrast Detection: 93 point AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Macro, Super Macro, Infinity Landscape, Manual Focus
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes No
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; fixed eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.85x mag., 19mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter  
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.53x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.85x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,040,000 dots (346,000 px) 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes No
Selfie Screen: Yes No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400  
Minimum ISO (native): 100  
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 6400 in 1EV steps, H=12800 Auto: 100-1600 (auto range adjustable), Digital SR 100-6400, Manual: 100-6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/2500 - 4 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 63-zone Evaluative (linked to any AF point), Center-weighted, Partial (9%), Spot (4%); iFCL with dual layer sensor Multi
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes No
Shutter Priority: Yes No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes No
Creative Exposure Modes: Creative Auto, Auto+, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night portrait, Flash off, Auto Depth-of-field AE Natural Skin Tone, Handheld Night Snap (5M), Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Digital Panorama (2M per frame), Landscape, Blue Sky, Sunset, Flower, Digital SR (ISO 3200-6400 5M), Kids, Pet, Portrait, Food, Fireworks, Surf & Snow, Sport, Fisheye, Sketch, Miniature Filter, Text, Frame Composite (3M)
Self Timer: 10, 2, Remote, Continuous (2-10) seconds 10s, 2s, Remote 3s seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): No  
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: E-TTL II: Auto, Manual flash; Red-Eye Reduction; Second Curtain Synchro Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 13.0 m / 42.7 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: Lens aperture dependent 17 feet (wide, auto ISO), 11 feet (tele, auto ISO)
Max Flash Sync: 1/200  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: No UHS support  
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes No
Uncompressed Format: .CR2 RAW (14-bit), RAW+L/F JPEG  
Movie File Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video with mono linear PCM audio in MOV container (stereo with ext. mic) AVI (Motion JPG)
Included Memory: No memory included 16.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired (RS-60E3) or Wireless (RC-6 , RC-5, RC-1) Optional infrared
Connections (extended): Mini (Type-C) HDMI-CEC, External Stereo Mic Jack, Wired Remote Jack  
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.44  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.46  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 6  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.39  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.6 1.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 9 6
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 3.6  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 5  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 3.3  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 3  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.28 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 0.83 seconds  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.084 seconds  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.114 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.26 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.087 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes): OVF: Auto Selection AF: 0.160s Live View: Phase-detect AF lag: 1.176s Contrast-detect AF lag: 0.826s Prefocused: 0.084s  
Startup Time: 1.5 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 1.2 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.2 seconds 0.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 180 shots 200 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 440 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LP-E8 Proprietary D-LI122
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeble Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E8 Lithium-ion rechargeble 1 x Proprietary D-LI122 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: EOS Digital Solutions Disc (EOS Utility, ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser, Digital Photo Professional, Picture Style Editor, Movie Edit Task, Video Snapshot Task, PhotoStitch) Software CD-ROM S-SW122
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.4+  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Vari-angle high resolution 3:2 LCD, new EOS Scene Detection technology, Auto Picture Style, improved ALO and AWB, Feature Guide, Basic + Function, smooth video digital zoom, Video Snapshot, Creative Filters (Fisheye (new), Grainy, Soft Focus, Miniature, Toy, Fisheye, Multi), multi-aspect (3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1), Image Verification (optional software required), built-in wireless Speedlite transmitter, up to 1080p movies with manual exposure control (aperture, shutter speed, ISO). Sensor-shift image stabilization, Dual shutter release/zoom buttons, 720p HD movies, Optional IR remote, Digital level. Available in Noble Black or Brilliant White.