Canon T3 Review

 
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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Canon EOS Rebel T3 (EOS 1100D)
Resolution: 12.20 Megapixels
Sensor size: APS-C
(22.0mm x 14.7mm)
Kit Lens: 3.06x zoom
18-55mm
(29-88mm eq.)
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD
Native ISO: 100 - 6400
Extended ISO: 100 - 6400
Shutter: 30 - 1/4000
Max Aperture: 3.5
Dimensions: 5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 in.
(130 x 100 x 78 mm)
Weight: 24.8 oz (702 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
MSRP: $600
Availability: 03/2011
Manufacturer: Canon
Full specs: Canon T3 specifications

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12.20
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T3 Summary

Marking a new entry point to the Rebel line, the Canon T3 offers good image quality, a friendly design, and excellent battery life. Although its burst-shooting capabilities don't match the best-in-class, and has a few omissions such as dust removal and spot metering, these are fairly easy to overlook given the entry-level pricetag. In all, a fairly easy recommendation for the first-time SLR buyer.

Pros

Well-considered ergonomics and control layout; Solid build; Good image quality; Great battery life; High-def movie capture.

Cons

Frame rate and burst depth not the best, especially for raw; Weak flash for an SLR; No sensor cleaning function; No spot metering.

Price and availability

The Canon Rebel T3 shipped from early March 2011, priced at US$599.99 with the 18-55mm IS II kit lens.

Imaging Resource rating

4.0 out of 5.0

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