Updated (February 2011): Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D vs Canon Rebel T3i

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Canon EOS 550D

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Canon Rebel T3i

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 550D

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Thin
Thickness
2.4"
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T3i.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 550D.

competitors

Canon EOS 550D Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$310 body only

$348 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$264 - $649 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$290 - $749 body only

$433 - $899 with 18-135mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$264 - $649 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$310 body only

$348 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

discussion

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