The Canon EOS Rebel T3 is a solid entry-level DSLR with a price that will please the budget-conscious. A 12MP CMOS sensor produces images with natural color and good detail. Video recording is available at 720p HD resolution, and the T3 inherits a 63-zone color-sensitive metering system from the Canon EOS 7D. The EOS T3 is also outfitted with a 2.7-inch, 230,000 dot LCD. Beginners will like the Basic+ control menu, while more advanced shooters will appreciate the T3's manual controls and customization options. Frequently accessed settings are available through the camera's Q-menu, and shooters of all skill levels will find their way around the T3's interface quickly.
Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
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“ The T3 shows that in the entry-level bracket, good ergonomics and a thought-out user interface can be more important than some additional bells and whistles.”
- 12MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- Up to 3 frames per second continuous shooting
- 9-point AF system
- ISO 100-6400
- 720p HD video recording
- 2.7-inch LCD with 230,000 dots
- Eye-fi wireless SD card compatible menu options
- Basic+ control menu
- Q-menu for access to frequently-used settings
|Body type||Compact SLR|
|Max resolution||4272 x 2848|
|Other resolutions||3088 x 2056, 2256 x 1504, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2|
|Effective pixels||12 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||13 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (22.2 x 14.8 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400|
|White balance presets||6|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal|
|Optics & Focus|
|Number of focus points||9|
|Lens mount||Canon EF/EF-S|
|Focal length multiplier||1.6×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentamirror)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Built-in flash||Yes (Pop-up)|
|Flash range||9.20 m|
|External flash||Yes (Hot-shoe, E-TTL II)|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-eye|
|Continuous drive||3 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (10 sec (2 sec with mirror lock-up))|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes (3 images at -/+ 3 steps)|
|Resolutions||1280 x 720 (29.97, 25 fps)|
|Format||H.264, Motion JPEG|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC card|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (HDMI mini)|
|Remote control||Yes (E3 connector)|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||700|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||495 g (1.09 lb / 17.46 oz)|
|Dimensions||130 x 100 x 78 mm (5.12 x 3.94 x 3.07″)|
|Timelapse recording||Yes (by USB cable and PC)|
Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category at the time of review.
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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.
Beginners who want a solid entry-level camera for general photography
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Photographers who focus on video, extreme low light photography or anything that requires fast continuous shooting
GREAT PIC QUALITY WITH ITS BEST 12MP APS-C SENSOR EVER..!
It is a very shame for dpreview to give it %69 rating just because of i think it's plastic look with no rubberrized grip. I also think dpreview does not take into account its own studio test shot under "studio shots comparision" section where many brands being compared each other under same studio test shot and i can deffinately say that 1100D is the BEST re picture quality (high contrast,sharpness,colour accuracy and ISO performance) compared to many other brands and models based on my ...
My first DSLR
Amazing value. The kit lense was great for learning how to use all the settings, and when combined with more specific use lenses gives stunning results. Bracketing function is useful, as is setting the timer for a series of auto-shots. Also when using live-view to take a phone, you can digitally zoom in. This helps adjusting manual focus, to give pin-point accuracy for shalllow field depths. Video recording very useful, and powerful tool with a DSL, and this camera gives great results. Partic ...
An amazing powerfull and lovely camera for Photographers and Pictures lovers
I use video just for the fun. About photography, I use only Raw format, then and only if needed I could make a PNG, JPEG, or any formats. I don't use camera for sport or Formula (under zero) 1 pictures . What I like: - Light camera but full of gifts - Manual, Av, TV modes. ( but all canon DSLR offer that) - All the back buttons to one side ( the right one). Once right hand hold this camera lets your left hand free to control the lens or do anything else. - Accepting all Eos lenses ( all ...
Excellent Beginner DSLR
This is an Excellent choice for someone who is learning or wants to learn the In's & Out's of a DSLR. It takes excellent pictures and the controls are very easy. If one is learning ISO/WB/Apeture & ShutterSpeed this is the camera for you. The body is nice and sleek with a great look. Its a shame DP gave it a 69% all because of the body design. But they did give it good reviews on the camera's tech and at 12mp that is more then enough. Again if your are planning one using a PRO DSLR or a more ...
Which zoom lens with macro function do you recommend?
Hi There, I'm relatively new to the digital SLR world. I have a Canon Rebel T3 and am currently using the kit lens. I would like to purchase a zoom lens with a greater zoom capacity and a macro function. Which lens would you recommend?
You can also add a Raynox DCR250 snap-on lens. It sells for less than $100 and will work with almost any lens. Here's a picture I took of a wine glass refracting one of my son's cups from behind it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/almarquardt/5840785119/in/photostream/ I shot it with my old Canon XTi and 18-55mm kit lens. The nice thing about the Raynox is it's a minimal investment, and still gives you an idea if you really want to pursue macros more thoroughly or not. If you find you like it, you can always purchase a more expensive macro lens. Continue Reading
Canon 24-70 f/4 L IS. Or put another way: what's your budget? Continue Reading
SD card vs Micro-SD w/ adapter
Are there major differences between the two assuming the camera card slot is for SD/SDHC/SDXC? (aside from the form/size factor of course) SD form or MicroSD form for a camera fitted with an SD slot? I see that there are more options for micro-SDs in stores nowadays - usually fitted with SD-form adapters. Would the performance of the adapted micro-SD card be the same as an SD card assuming both are of the same class and speed rating? Any foreseeable risks involved in using adapted micro-SDs?
Need to make sure that the adapter is not going to be a bottleneck. It seems like you might be safe if the adapter comes with the card and the manufacturer rates the whole package for a given speed, but you need to read carefully too! Reading a few reviews would be good too. Continue Reading
As far as I can tell, the adapter is only a piece of plastic with connectors to fit the micro card into a bigger slot. Should be no impact on performance. Using a micro card, however, will mean you will be at a greater risk of losing it :) Continue Reading
If you leave the micro-SD card in the adapter there really isn't any greater chance of losing it. The one concern I have about using the micro-SD card in an adapter is the adapter is a possible failure point. I have a micro-SD card and adapter that I use in my D5100, and so far I have not had any issues with it. The underlying electronic components are the same no matter what, it is just a different package. Continue Reading
Close-up filter or extension tube on my Canon T3?
I bought a refurbished T3 on a promo a couple weeks ago and have really come to enjoy getting close to subjects. There's no way I can get a macro lens and now need to pick between a set of filters or a tube. All I have right now is the T3 body and the 18-55 mm kit lens. I'm comfortable with manual focus and finding the right lighting and distance, so I just want to know what will give me the best images with the lens I have. For examples of what I've been able to do with just the kit lens, here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielthiberge/ I'm not trying to promote myself (I'm 17) and if I'm not allowed to share my images on this post just let me know and I'll remove the link. Thanks!
I think the close-up filters really ruin the iq specially on a 18-55 which already isn't a good lens but they won't need extra lighting The tubes gives much better iq but they need a very well amount of light and may think of some very expensive ring flashes or regular flashes on or off camera. Another option is a reverse adapter for your lense but somehow hard to work with and again extra light required. But they are cheap and have great magnification. The better way I think is to replace your lens with some zoom - macros like tamron etc although they don't produce 1:1 magnification but still better than 18-55 with closeups or extension tubes or reverse mounted. What I really suggest is saving some bucks and getting a macro one. But if you're impatient may use a reverse ring adapter and maybe some modifications to the popup flash Continue Reading
I prefer close-up lenses as there is no loss of light. If you buy good quality ones such as the Raynox 150, there is no detectable loss in image quality. Marumi is another good make, and I think Canon may make their own. Continue Reading
Looking at your bug pictures you're off to a good start. I used to do a lot of macro at one time, always using tubes or bellows. Nowadays I use a close-up lens (NOT filter!) and am quite happy with the images -- less so with most of the pictures. It's important to get an achromatic c/u lens. This means that it is corrected for chromatic abberation. The cheap 'four for a tenner' lenses are not corrected and the difference is quite obvious. I use a Raynox 250, which will get you to about 2:1 (50%) magnification with your zoom. Unfortunately it will probably vignette if used with the wide end because it's quite a small diameter lens. There are other achromats on the market. have a look at Amazon to start with and search for 'achromatic close-up lens'. Raynox on a 105mm Nikkor Raynox on 35mm Fujinon -- notice the vignetting, The bug is about 25mm (1") long in the body Raynox on a 105mm Nikkor. 100% crop to show compound eye detail Raynox on a 105mm Nikkor heavily cropped Raynox on a ... Continue Reading
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- EOS Rebel T3 Body
- EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Type II Lens
- Eyecup Ef
- Wide Strap EW-200DB
- Interface Cable IFC-130U
- Battery Pack LP-E10
- Battery Charger LC-E10
- EOS Digital Solution Disk
- Instruction Manuals
- "Great Photography is Easy" and "Do More with Macro" Booklets
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