GearTools & Tech

Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera

Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR camera (Photo: Courtesy of Canon)
EOS Rebel T3i DSLR

Canon's EOS Rebel T3i DSLR reminds you of what even the best smartphone cams can't do. They can't stop action at 1/4,000 second or turn night into day with an ISO up to 12,800, nor can they capture stunning 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second. The Rebel T3i can, and its 18-megapixel sensor is 30 times the size of the average smartphone's, producing richer images at larger dimensions. Yes, it's another gadget to throw in your bag, but at just under two pounds (including battery and lens) it's smaller and lighter than most DSLRs. Bonus: the articulating screen helps you frame overhead images.

QUIRKS + CONCERNS: Big-mitted users may find the controls too Lilliputian.

Support Outside Online

Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. Making a financial contribution to Outside Online only takes a few minutes and will ensure we can continue supplying the trailblazing, informative journalism that readers like you depend on. We hope you’ll support us. Thank you.

Contribute to Outside
Filed To: PhotographySLR
Lead Photo: Courtesy of Canon
More Gear