• APS-C 323.4mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon EOS Rebel T3 (EOS 1100D)
  • Olympus PEN E-PL9
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Predecessor: Canon XS
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Olympus E-PL8
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Successor: Canon T5
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General
Model Number: T3 E-PL9
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: SLR Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $599.99 $699.99
Street Price: $199.00 $449.00
Date Available: 2011-03-15 2018-04-05
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 24.8 oz (702 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
16.7 oz (473 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 in.
(130 x 100 x 78 mm)
4.6 x 2.7 x 1.5 in.
(117 x 68 x 39 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon Sony
Effective Megapixels: 12.2 16.1
Sensor Format: APS-C 4/3
Sensor size: 323.4mm2 (22.00mm x 14.70mm) 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.15 microns 3.75 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 62  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 21.9  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.0  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 755  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4272 x 2848 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
3088 x 2056 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
2256 x 1504 (3.4 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2)
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
3200 x 2400 (7.7 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG, .CR2 RAW (14-bit), RAW+JPEG JPEG, 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.9 8.6
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30/​25) 3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (120p)
Movie File Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video with mono linear PCM audio in MOV container MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF/EF-S Micro Four Thirds
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ ED M.Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 29 - 88mm 28 - 84mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 14 - 42mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.06x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (wide) / f/5.6 - 38 (tele) f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 58.0mm 37.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: No Yes
Digital Zoom Values: n/a 2x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Phase Detect with TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS Sensor: 9 points; 1 cross-type f/5.6, 8 single-axis; Live View: Phase Detect, Contrast Detect, Face Detect modes High-speed Contrast-detect AF: 121 points / All target, Group target (9 areas), Single target (normal), Single target (small); Eye detection with left/right/nearest priority
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; fixed eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.80x mag., 21mm eyepoint, -2.5 to +0.5 diopter  
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.50x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.80x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,400 dots (76,800 px) 1,036,800 dots
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 14.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 200
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 6400 in 1/3 or 1EV steps AUTO ISO: 100 (Low) - 25600 (Customizable, Default 100-1600); Manual ISO: 100 (Low), 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom Auto, Sunny, Shadow, Cloudy, Incandescent, , Fluorescent, Underwater, Flash, Custom, Kelvin
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 63-zone Evaluative (linked to any AF point), Center-weighted, Partial (10%); iFCL with dual layer sensor Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports,Night portrait, Flash off, Auto Depth-of-field AE Scene (Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape with Portrait, Night Scene with Portrait, Children, Hand-held Starlight, Night Scene, Fireworks, Light Trails, Sports, Panning, Landscape, Sunset, Beach and Snow, Backlight HDR, Candle, Silent mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Documents, Multi Focus); Live Composite, Live Bulb, Panorama, Silent, Multiple Exposure, AE bracketing, HDR Backlight, Keystone Compensation; Art Filter (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Colour, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Dramatic Tone, Gentle Sepia, Key Line, Water colour, Partial Colour (18 colors selectable), Vintage, Bleach Bypass, Instant Film); Gradation (Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key).
Self Timer: 10, 2, Continuous (2-10) seconds 2, 12, custom seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): No  
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: E-TTL II: Auto, Manual flash; Red-Eye Reduction; Second Curtain Synchro Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Manual (Full, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64), Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 9.2 m / 30.2 ft. 5.4 m / 17.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens aperture dependent GN=7.6m (ISO 200)
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: No UHS support UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .CR2 RAW (14-bit), RAW+JPEG 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video with mono linear PCM audio in MOV container MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired (RS-60E3) Wi-Fi or Optional Remote Cable RM-UC1
Connections (extended): Mini (Type-C) HDMI-CEC, Wired Remote Jack Micro HDMI (Type-D), Micro-B USB 2.0 port
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.42  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.42  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 4  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.76  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 2.9 8.6
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 17 Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 2.0 8.6
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 3 14
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 1.4  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 1  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.31 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 0.93 seconds  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.099 seconds  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.134 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.32 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.113 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes): Optical Viewfinder: Wide-area AF lag: 0.190s Live View AF lags: Phase Detect = 1.244s Contrast Detect = 0.927s Prefocused = 0.099s  
Startup Time: 0.3 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.3 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 1.8 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 220 shots 350 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 700 shots  
Battery Life, Video:   80 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LP-E10 Proprietary BLS-50
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeble Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E10 Lithium-ion rechargeble 1 x Proprietary BLS-50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: EOS Digital Solutions Disc (EOS Utility, ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser, Digital Photo Professional, Picture Style Editor, Movie Edit Task, Video Snapshot Task, PhotoStitch)  
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.4+  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Feature Guide, Basic + Function, Video Snapshot, 720p Movies. Available in black, brown or white.