Expected battery life of the EOS Rebel T3i.
Article ID: ART112078 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 09/29/2015


Expected battery life of the EOS Rebel T3i.


The number of possible still image shots
Temperature With viewfinder shooting With Live View shooting
No Flash 50% Flash Use No Flash 50% Flash Use
At 23 / 73 Approx. 550shots Approx. 440 shots Approx. 200 shots Approx. 180 shots
At 0 / 32 Approx. 470 shots Approx. 400 shots Approx. 170 shots Approx. 150 shots
  • The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.
  • The actual number of shots may be fewer than indicated above depending on the shooting conditions.
  • Pressing the shutter button halfway for long periods or operating only the autofocus can also reduce the number of possible shots.
  • The number of possible shots will decrease with more frequent use of the LCD monitor.
  • The lens operation is powered by the camera's battery. Depending on the lens used, the number of possible shots may be lower.
  • Using the Image Stabilizer of the lens will decrease the number of possible shots (shorter battery life).
  • Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. 1 hr. 30 min. at 23 / 73 (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8).
The maximum possible movie shooting time
Temperature Total Recording time
At 23 / 73 Approx. 1 hr. 40 min.
At 0 / 32 Approx. 1 hr. 20 min.
  • The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8.
  • When shooting movies, use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 " " or higher.
  • If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies, the movie might not be recorded properly. And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed, the movie might not playback properly.
  • Due to limitations of the file system, movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size of a single movie clip reaches 4GB. To resume movie shooting, press the < > button. (A new movie file starts being recorded.)
  • The maximum recording time of one movie clip is 29 min. 59 sec. Depending on the subject and the increase in the camera's temperature, the movie shooting might stop sooner than 29 min. 59 sec.

Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.

This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.