Editors Liked

  • Fast performance, Excellent image quality, Full HD video recording, Lightweight design
  • Affordable, HD video specs identical to more expensive Canon 7D; 1920x1080 24p; high ISO
  • LCD with high resolution and new 3:2 dimension, Excellent software for both Mac and Windows, Improved video mode with external mic capability, Higher resolution than previous Rebel cameras, Higherquality images and video than older Rebels, Snappy 3.7
  • Fast performance; excellent photo quality; above average video-capture quality
  • Excellent 18 megapixel sensor with impressively low noise and superb detail, Very good high ISO performance, especially for 18-megapixel subframe sensor, Live View mode works very well, Live View mode offers a choice between phase-detect, contrast-dete
  • Imagestabilized kit lens. Threeinch 3:2 aspect ratio LCD with a slightly greater viewing angle than the old version. Dedicated Live View/Movie Record button. Quick Control Screen. External microphone jack. Quicktime H.264 video format. SD memorycard slot
  • Good image quality; great looking videos; terrific ISO performance
  • Very good photo quality, Excellent high ISO performance, especially considering the 18 Megapixel resolution of the camera, Compact body, welldesigned body, Ultrahigh resolution 3inch LCD with 3:2 aspect ratio, Fast startup, focus, shottoshot times, Full m
  • Full HD video with selectable frame rates
  • Fast performance; excellent photo quality; above average video-capture quality
  • Accurate colors, Quick response of 3.7 fps, Good control layout, Noise under control up to ISO 1600
  • Excellent detail and resolution (especially in raw mode), Lovely new LCD screen - the 3:2 format really makes a difference, Capable, flexible AF system in both phase-detection and live view modes, High-spec video mode, including external microphone jack
  • Fantastic image quality, very versatile, light and compact
  • Top-notch images. 18-MP resolution. Low noise levels through ISO 3200. Largest and sharpest LCD available on a D-SLR. Multiple HD video-capture modes. Manual exposure control available during video capture. Compatible with SDXC memory cards. HDMI-CEC supp
  • High resolution 18 Megapixel stills, Adjustable HD resolution and fps with mic input, Superb high resolution screen with 3:2 shape, Confident 63-zone metering system from 7D

Editors Didn't Like

  • Autofocus doesn't work in Movie mode
  • Smaller form size, almost too light, plasticy
  • Light plastic feel, Expensive for entry level camera kit
  • Annoying viewfinder; irritating control layout for video capture
  • Main dial has too much resistance, is uncomfortable in use, No rear control dial, Evaluative metering tends to blow highlights, often requires 1/3 to 2/3EV of negative exposure compensation, No dedicated AF-assist lamp (flash is used), and AF-assist ad
  • Lack of quick control wheel (you have to get Canon's 7D or a higher model to have one). Bothersome autofocus assist flash. Build quality not as robust as feature set
  • Slow video autofocus speeds; no quick way to begin video recording
  • JPEGs are soft at default settings; good lenses needed for best results, Redeye a problem; no way to remove it in playback mode, Small right hand grip not for everyone, LCD outdoor visibility could be better, Sluggish contrast detect autofocus in live vie
  • Slow continuous shutter speed
  • Annoying viewfinder; irritating control layout for video capture
  • AF Assist lamp not on body, Kit lens is weak, Problematic videos
  • Auto Lighting Optimizer's effect is subtle to the point of being unnoticeable, No rear control dial (as found on higher-end Canon bodies), Entry-level ergonomics won't suit everyone (the EOS 50D and 7D just feel nicer), No in-camera raw conversion
  • A touch too expensive
  • Video recording is not as intuitive as with a dedicated camcorder. Frames-per-second capture is slower than the competition
  • Modest 3.7fps shooting and small RAW buffer, Screen fixed in position, unlike several rivals, Average 9-point AF system and viewfinder, Compelling rivals if you don't care for 1080p movies