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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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|Screen Size||2.7 in||2.7 in||3 in||3 in||3 in||3 in|
|Focus Type||manual-and-auto-focus||Automatic with Manual||Includes Manual Focus||Automatic with Manual||Includes Manual Focus||automatic|
|ISO Range||—||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)||—||100-12800|
|Item Dimensions||—||3.07 x 5.12 x 3.94 in||3.07 x 5.1 x 3.93 in||3.15 x 5.24 x 3.94 in||3.11 x 5.24 x 3.94 in||5.4 x 8.8 x 6.6 in|
|Item Weight||1.06 lbs||1.09 lbs||1.06 lbs||1.26 lbs||1.28 lbs||3 lbs|
|Megapixels||12.2 megapixels||12.2||18.7 megapixels||18||18 megapixels||18 megapixels|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||12.2 megapixels||12.2 megapixels||18 megapixels||18 megapixels||18 megapixels||18 megapixels|
|Photo Sensor Size||aps-c||APS-C (22.2 x 14.8mm)||APS-C (22.3 x 14.9mm)||APS-C||APS-C (22.3 x 14.9mm)||aps-c|
|Style Name||—||Body + 18-55mm lens||18-55mm||Body Only||Body Only||—|
|Video Capture Resolution||720p||720p_hd||1080p_hd||1080p_hd||1080p_hd||1080p|
|Viewfinder||Optical||Optical (pentamirror)||Optical (pentamirror)||Optical (pentamirror)||Optical (pentamirror)||Optical (pentamirror)|
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.
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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.
Partial metering, spot selected focus, exposure compensation, bracketing, ettl 2 flash control, full manual control of shutter speed, ISO and aperture, the ability to shoot in raw format. It still has fully automatic settings for those that just want to point and shoot.
There is also a live view function which works great for setting manual focus while using a tripod. You can zoom all the way in and move anywhere in the frame to focus exactly where you want to.
The body is very light, made from what feels like a very durable smooth plastic. However this plastic is very slick- use the strap so you don't drop it!
The LCD is very large, with good image quality.
I found the menu system fairly intuitive to use.
Now what it is lacking:
There is no mirror lock up. This is not a problem if you have a good tripod, but is worth mentioning if this is a deal breaker for you.
It also does not have spot metering, but instead uses partial metering. I have very little experience with spot, but have had no problems getting the exposure I want with partial.
This camera does not shoot video in 1080, it is limited to 720. I personally could do without video all together, I bought it to take pictures.
There is no built in remote sensor. You will need a cable release or to buy a third party wireless solution.
The cache is somewhat limited. This is only an issue if you want to shoot continuous action in raw format. It will bog down after 4 pictures. If you shoot in jpeg you can shoot continuous all day long without delay so long as you have the proper sd card.
Lastly there is no auto sensor clean, just a manual function that flips the mirror up so you can blow the dust away, or clean it physically.
These really have not been issues for me and for $279.00, I am not complaining, just pointing it out to help you make an informed decision.
If you are looking for a new hobby, want to learn your way around a dslr, or expand your subject capabilities without breaking the bank, this is the camera for you. With a little bit of learning , experience and the proper lenses you can still get professional looking results with this body. 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 then there are better options out there, but you will pay a lot more for them.
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.
I shoot mostly in A-DEP and Manual mode, although P and Auto are also used when doing snapshots. When using the first two modes, however, the photographer must be aware of proper settings in white balance and ISO modes as otherwise photos will appear washed-out or over/underexposed. This is the fun and creative part about photography that I enjoy.
The T3 ia better suited for sports photography than the xS as it has a rapid-action burst mode that lets you take ten shots in a row. This is faster than the xS.
As all lower-end dSLRs, this camera is made in Taiwan.
I am happy with the photo quality of my photographs. Colors are vibrant. I now carry it in my camera bag as a side-kick to my Canon 7D.
I will update this review as times goes on.