Canon EOS Rebel T3 12.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera and DIGIC 4 Imaging (Body) - With 1-year USA Warranty
Overall score: 69%
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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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|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Display Size||2.7 inches|
|External Memory Included||Yes|
|Flash Memory Type|
|Item Weight||2.9 pounds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||12.2 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Package Height||5.9 x 9.3 x 10.6 inches|
|Photo Sensor Technology||cmos|
|Processor Description||digic 4|
|Remote Control Description||Infrared|
|Removable Memory||Secure Digital card|
|Shipping Weight||2.9 pounds|
|Video Capture Format||h.264|
|Video Capture Resolution||720p|
Review summary from DPReview
The Canon EOS 1100D is a solid entry-level performer, but doesn't offer anything out of the ordinary. The image quality is decent, it's easy to use and beginners will find their way around the user interface pretty quickly. However, competition in the entry-level market is fierce and it is worth having a closer look at other options as well.
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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.
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.
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."
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.Read more ›
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