Canon Rebel T3i Vs. T2i: Is It Worth Upgrading?

When it comes to new cameras there is a lot to consider, we previously reported on the Canon Rebel T3i where we were talking a little about some of the specs, price, release date and features of the device. We were asking if it’s worth the upgrade from the T2i or not?

Well now that there’s been a bit more time since the press release of the DSLRs we wanted to bring you the main differences between the Canon T3i and the T2i and then see if you think it’s worth upgrading.

First of all let’s just recap on the specs of the T3i; it has a 12.218 megapixel CMOS sensor, a 63-zone dual-layer meter system and a DIGIC 4 imaging processor. The device will be shipping at the end of March setting you back $599.99, it will also come with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II zoom lens to get you started.

Now let’s check out the main differences between the T2i and the T3i. The first one that jumps out at you is the revolving LCD screen; this could be useful for different situations. For example if you are getting low shots with the T2i then you would have to lie down and see the LCD on the back of the device, with the T3i you simply swivel the screen to suit your viewing angle. Is that worth the $200 difference in price on its own, probably not but there are a few others.

The next difference is the zoom function within the video mode. As in the video at the bottom of our article, you can actually change the zoom and go all the way into 10x. If you would like some more opinion on whether or not you should upgrade your device then head over to Engadget where Darren Murph has written an article. If that isn’t enough information for you then head over to cameragearguide.com for an in-depth look at the T3i and what it can and can’t do.

All in all many people won’t choose to upgrade to the T3i as it’s pretty much the same camera to the T2i with a few little differences, but then again we want to know some professional opinions so jot them down in the comments section below.

  • Alan

    The T3i has a 18.2 mg sensor. I believe the T3 has the 12.2

    • Tim Ollason

      Hey Alan, Thanks for pointing that out! :)