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

100

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 550D

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
252 ms shutter lag
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Thin
Thickness
2.4"
 

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

$349 body only

$399 - $420 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$626 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Much larger

Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$317 - $649 body only

$376 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$425 - $649 body only

$517 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$399 - $420 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

discussion

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