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5.0 out of 5 stars I Couldn't be Happier!, December 16, 2011
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This review is from: Canon EOS Rebel T3 12.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera and DIGIC 4 Imaging (Body) - With 1-year USA Warranty (Electronics)
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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Initial post: Apr 4, 2012 10:31:43 AM PDT
R. Sweet says:
WOW, thank you! I am an amateur looking for my first DSLR, and I've had the hardest time making up my mind on which one. I am attracted to these insanely expensive, high resolution, tons of 'bells and whistles' type cameras, but I can't afford them. Your review made me realize I would be wasting my money on one of those anyway since I need to LEARN how to use a DSLR first! If I got a high-end, 18mp (or the 24+mp Sony has for a billion dollars) then I'd get stuck with a very expensive paper weight I wouldn't know how to use, and if I did use it, I'd just learn to use it like my P&S camera, which would be just plain silly.

You really hit the nail on the head with this review for me--you speak to consumers like me who need the "first DSLR" with training wheels, so to speak. I have suspected for a while that getting a 12-14 mp DSLR to start with might be wise, and then *maybe* invest in a more advanced model if I become rather skilled and find myself using it more frequently and in more advanced ways and you've convinced me this is a wise plan. Thank you so much!
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