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Canon EOS Rebel T3 12.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera and DIGIC 4 Imaging (Body) - With 1-year USA Warranty

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  • 12.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, 18-55 EF-S Lens NOT Included (Taken out of the Box)
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot, DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor
  • 2.7" Clear View LCD, 720p HD Movie Mode
  • 100-6400 ISO, Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses
  • 63 Zone Dual-Layer System / 9 Point AF, 3 fps Continuous Shooting
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Canon
  • Model: _EOS_Rebel_T3
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 12.2 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CMOS
  • Optical zoom: 3 x
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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B005LW580O
  • Item model number: _EOS_Rebel_T3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #689 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 12, 2011

Product Description

The Canon EOS Rebel T3 puts the popular Rebel in your hands. You'll be shooting from day one with this value-minded kit - going beyond what your point-and-shoot allows, making your creative ideas a reality. Just remember to first charge the included lithium-ion battery and pop in an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card and you'll be ready to roll. What's more, the T3 can be used with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses - expanding your options throughout the line-up.
The T3 has a 12.2MP CMOS (APS-C) sensor and Canon's DIGIC 4 image processor - providing you with high quality JPEG and RAW images. Features like 100-6400 ISO, the 9 point AF system, and the 63 zone dual layer metering system help to capture detailed and lush images in any situation. Of course the 2.7" LCD doesn't hurt either - infact, the LCD provides a brillant display on which to compose and relive your shots. The camera also has a viewfinder for more precise image making.
In addition to taking great photographs the T3 also records great movies! The camera captures 1280 x 720/30p/25p video. Add videos to your Facebook or work on your HD DSLR video short, whatever your goal, this is definitely one tool that's expected on most DSLR cameras these days.
The T3 also features a number of shooting controls designed to make using the camera hassle-free. Functions like Basic+, Quick Setting, and Creative Auto all work to take the guesswork out of photography. Additionally, Quick Control and the feature guide make operation of the camera and its function a no-brainer.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This camera is the best thing smoking, it has everything you need if you are a videographer/photographer. The quality is amazing! Read more ›
The Canon EOS Rebel T3 is an amazing camera for an amateur photographer. I am operating the camera in the most simple fashion and the results are exceptional. The owner's… Read more ›
If you are a budding photographer, this is a great camera. I purchased without a lens and bought one separately. Read more ›
I have found the digital canon eos rebel to be much more convenient then its film predecessor. The shots are clear and vibrant in color. And my lenses fit perfectly. Read more ›
I had the 35 mm original version with several lenses and was waiting for the…We took the camera on vacation and I got some great shots of the kids at the Georgia Aquarium. Read more ›
I love this camera paired with a 50mm lens. It takes beautiful pictures. Read more ›
All have been gifts for people I love and all of them…You get great pictures reguardless of how much you know about them and they are so EASY TO USE right out of the box. Read more ›
this is the best around, fast shipping, nice packing. the body its self is so easy to use and canon really makes the best digital. cant wait to up grade (when I get rich,… Read more ›
She absolutely loved it. It has great picture quality, lightweight, simple enough to use for a beginner. Read more ›
Takes really good pictures. Easy to use and advance skills. If you can afford more, buy more. Read more ›
Great quality for the price. I'm very much just an amateur photographer but for me it's very adequate and easy to use. Read more ›
BEAUTIFUL pictures,…Very easy to use in automatic setting, and there are several excellent books to teach you how to use the other setting available, which I'm working on. Read more ›
The photographer is what makes the photo look good, your camera is just the tool. The T3 is very easy to use and its menu system is simple to navigate. It is lightweight… Read more ›
Definitely a good intro D-SLR. It takes great pictures and the controls are easy to use once you learn what everything does (it does alot). Read more ›
I love it. I could wish for an increase in the MP count, but otherwise the functionality has been hugely improved. The settings are easily adjustable and accessible. Read more ›
I bought REBEL T3 EOS 1100D case only,from Amazon.com and my three lenses from my Cannon EOS 630 (film model) were fully compatible!! I got the digital upgrade for minimal… Read more ›
It hasn't disappointed. The additional features are wonderful. Read more ›
I love the simplicity of the t3. It takes great photos while using the fully auto mode. It performs like a point and shoot, but allows you to go manual if you choose. Read more ›
Something I wish I had done sooner was purchase a better lens. The 50mm 1.8 lens has been awesome for portraits. These pictures are gorgeous, people seriously think I'm a… Read more ›
Canon had no fix for the problem and offered to sell me a new one at a "loyal customer discount", a…All of my existing lenses work nicely with this camera body. Read more ›
Invest in a good, fast (Class 10) SDHC…If you already have your EOS lenses, this deal from ZeeMoto Digital ($338 for everything except the lens) is the best deal I've seen! Read more ›
fit perfectly with my lens, from the old film body, so happy to have digital .. Read more ›
This camera is its exact digital counterpart. Reliable, great for beginners, and with a good lense professionals as well. It is the simpler model, but I'm just fine with that. Read more ›
Very easy to operate. Better to buy just the body and invest in some good prime lenses. I recommend the Sigma 50mm 1.4 as a first lens. Read more ›
This was for my personal use, not professional so I wasn't looking for anything that delivered like a Canon 5d would. Let me say that the price is great for this camera. You… Read more ›
Great product! Great Price! Read more ›
Very good product for a very good price !! Prompt delivery .. Read more ›
If you are looking for your first dSLR, the T3 is a worthy candidate…With a great street price, theT3 is hard to beat in your are looking for an extremely affordable dSLR. Read more ›
The picture could be clearer, but this is one of the lower-end cameras. Still takes fabulous pictures though for a great price. You can also use the display screen unlike… Read more ›
I…I was comparing this with T3i, although are differences like resolutions, HD video quality this one suited my needs and also this year they are selling at a very good price. Read more ›
He loves it and uses it all the time. Takes fantastic photos and solid video. Read more ›
I bought this T3…Both are selling at the same price, but the T3 offers a few upgrades: 12MP vs 10 MP, faster burst mode, video mode and more focusing points on the sensor. Read more ›
If you are a landscape purist, action/sports photographer, professional photographer, want to make fully detailed poster sized prints, or are looking to make 1080 videos… Read more ›
I have found the Canon Rebel T3's resolution to be impressive. Some photos that I thought were good showed details that, in my hyper-critical opinion, ruined the shots. Thes… Read more ›
There is no flip out breakable display, the batteries are affordable, the flash is bright, but you will NOT use it, due to the low light abilities of this bad boy, and all… Read more ›
The sensor itself is quite good, and it has a native sync speed of 1/200 or…While it lacks full external flash control menus, it has full E-TTL II and HSS capability. I… Read more ›
That said, this was given as gift and the recipient was…The sensor itself is quite good, and it has a native sync speed of 1/200 or 1/250 depending on the trigger used. W… Read more ›
3) Seems like the sensor and mirror are dust magnets. One of my first outings was a water-fight. Read more ›
Pros: Very good focusing system Very good low light iso performance Read more ›
Looks like fungus infestation -- lots of "fog". Can still get good pictures by focusing manually, but wish I could get this thing to work so I don't have to change lenses. W… Read more ›
Now I have a great camera, and a very good back-up camera. It has a nice strong shutter sound that make me feel like it is probably a bit more rugged that my old camera. The… Read more ›
There were many things about this camera that were not mentioned in the product description, so to name a few perks: it has a smooth shutter sound, it tells you on the… Read more ›
On the plus side, it has a movie mode, which can be useful for the occasional funny family moments, and the buttons are all placed on the right side of the screen, very… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

119 of 120 people found the following review helpful By steadysqueeze on November 24, 2011
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The T3 is in the bottom of the entry level line up, but it performs very well. In terms of picture quality when compared with higher end models all the way to the 60D, it is difficult to determine any differences between them.

The biggest sacrifices are ergonomics and features like frames per second and flip screens, but I have to tell you that it is a great starting point for any enthusiast wanting to discover DSLR photography. ISO 6400 is really helpful when compared with models like the XS which Canon stop showing in their website; the XS was Canon's entry level before the T3 but it only had ISO 1600 (useless). ISO 6400 with Photoshop Lightroom 3 makes unwanted grain a thing of the past.

The camera is small and convenient; I recommend buying the body only and getting and upgraded lens instead of using the 18-55 kit les that comes with it. Good quality pictures come from high quality lenses, so save the money from the kit lens, and buy an upgraded lens like the Canon 24-70L for people with money or the Tamron 17-50 2.8 for people on a budget that want a good balance between price and quality.

The bottom line is the lens is more important than the camera if comparing all Canon models under $1000.00. Good luck with your choice.
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108 of 117 people found the following review helpful By Yal on November 7, 2011
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Listen if you are coming from a point and shoot don't even read the negative reviews, just get this camera and enjoy. The negative or neutral reviews are mainly from whinny wanna be "experts", Canon haters, and some real pros who have more demands and are sometimes difficult to please. I mean seriously who scrutinizes the very edge of a photograph for flaws in 10% or less of the shots? All I want to know is, did I capture the moment I was looking for in that middle area in better detail and clarity than my trusty canon point and shot? Yes? Then good, done, i'm happy.
The only thing I suggest is don't treat this like a small point and shoot, its more delicate, keep it safe, get a bag for it, don't drop it in the diaper bag, etc etc. In short just bring it out for special occasions and keep it in a safe place when you are done shooting. Use the neck strap!! Buy a cheap point and shoot for the crazy moments. For example use the cheap P&S for the party and break out the dslr for the cake cutting and the pre-party dressup shots before the cloths go to hell, you parents know what i'm talking about! This thing takes great shots, get it.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Theresa Bechard on December 16, 2011
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I am a reasonably experienced, amateur, 35mm SLR photographer who wanted my photography to join the 21st century and the digital age. This camera has fit the bill perfectly. I have had it for about a month and can't think of anything else I could have wanted in an "entry level" camera. My 35mm SLRs (Canon and Pentax) could not record photo settings and I was lazy about recording this information so I could never tell what I did to produce a particular image. Not so with this camera. The settings are effortlessly recorded for every photo. Can't remember what you did? The camera does it for you. As a result, the Canon Rebel T3 will make you a better photographer.

Image quality is excellent. Anyone who complains otherwise is expecting $1500 performance from a $500 camera. That is unreasonable. I have found the Canon Rebel T3's resolution to be impressive. Some photos that I thought were good showed details that, in my hyper-critical opinion, ruined the shots. These were certainly not problems with the camera. They were all problems with the photographer.

I couldn't be happier with this camera. The software that came with it was an unexpected bonus. The Canon Rebel T3 is billed as an entry level DSLR camera but that doesn't mean it isn't a serious camera. I recommend the Canon Rebel T3 to anyone considering serious digital photography. People moving up from a "point and shoot" digital camera will be able to use the camera on "full auto" mode in no time and those interested in learing more advanced digital photography will find plenty to interest them. No one purchasing an entry level DSLR will be disappointed by the Canon Rebel T3. I bought the "body only" because I already had a bunch of Canon lenses but there is nothing wrong with the "kit" lens if you buy the Rebel T3 "kit."
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By CGScammell TOP 1000 REVIEWER on September 15, 2011
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If you already own a Canon dSLR, get the body only. Canon kit lenses on the budget dSLRs are simply not that good. Why pay extra for mediocre glass?

I am a passionate hobbyist and a Canon user since 2006. I bought this T3 body only to replace an ailing Canon xS with auto-focusing problems. Both are selling at the same price, but the T3 offers a few upgrades: 12MP vs 10 MP, faster burst mode, video mode and more focusing points on the sensor. I already have a plethora of good Canon and Tamron lenses and didn't want a cheap kit lens the Rebels are notorious for, so I bought the camera body only.

I take this dSLR into town, on long hikes, camping trips and backpacking adventures, so the lighter weight of a lower-end Rebel made from polycarbonates is ideal for me. My cameras take a beating. I leave my 7D home for more indoor portraiture shots.

The Canon T3 looks smart. It feels more solid than the xS and the handgrip has a slight rubberized coating for better grip that the xS does not have. The buttons are almost all in the same place except for the SD slot; on the T3 it is with the battery slot on the bottom which may be an issue with battery packs. The bodies look very similiar, so there was no great time wasted reading the manual. For those new to the Rebel line-up, however, I greatly encourage to read the manual to better understand this camera, as it has many great features for an affordable price. Most people who are dissatisfied with a camera or lens usually just don't take the time to learn the many capabilities of that piece of equipment. There are differences between a Nikon and a Canon dSLR as there are different terms and physical layouts for everything. It's like studying French and German simultaneously.
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