Both cameras share the same sensor and as a result have nearly identical image quality.

Reasons you may want to consider a T3i over a T2i


  • Flip out LCD Screen
  • Wireless Flash Commander – Ability to fire external flashes not connected to the camera
  • Digital Video Zoom – This is different from the horrible digital zoom of most cameras and offers 3-10x zoom at no loss of quality.
  • In camera rating of images (adding stars) and some post processing features added to RAW files

Reasons you may want to consider the T2i

  • Tight budget – T2i currently selling for  less
  • A bit smaller and lighter – though not significantly


Bottom line – The T3i offers a good bit more value, at a slight cost increase, but only if those features listed above appeal to you.  And carefully consider the future, will they at some point ?

Other cameras to consider –

Nikon D3100, Nikon D5100, Canon 60D, Nikon D7000, Canon 7D – Thoughts on those

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