Canon T3 12.2 Megapixel Digital SLR Reviews Roundup

Canon announces two new entry-level DSLRs, the EOS Rebel T3i (aka 600D) and EOS Rebel T3 (aka 1100D). The Canon Rebel T3i comes with a 18 Megapixels CMOS sensor and a 3-inch vari-angle LCD display. It support capturing of video in full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution at 24p, 25p, or 30p. What's more, the T3i digitally provides additional zoom power without sacrificing quality. The new Movie Digital Zoom feature allows 3x to 10x magnification while shooting Full HD video. Unlike standard digital zoom for still images, Movie Digital Zoom crops the video image directly from the CMOS sensor at Full HD resolution to preserve video quality and still provide additional telephoto power beyond just the lens.

The Canon EOS T3i DSLR camera is scheduled to be available in the beginning of March, and will be sold in a body-only configuration at an estimated retail price of $799.99. It will also be offered in a kit version with Canon's new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II zoom lens at an estimated retail price of $899.99. There is also a second kit version with Canon's EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens at an estimated retail price of $1099.00.
The Canon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR camera is scheduled to be available in early March, and will be sold in a body-only configuration at an estimated retail price of $799.99. It will also be offered in a kit version with Canon's EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens at an estimated retail price of $899.99.

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Canon EOS Rebel T3 Camera Reviews Roundup


MacWorld - Oct 25 2011
"The T3's image quality is quite good, with excellent color reproduction that's both natural and accurate, without being dull. Photographers who prefer punchier color, can always adjust saturation or intensity using a selected picture style or ambience option. Exposure accuracy is also one of the T3's strengths and the camera earned a word score of Superior..." More »
70out of 100
PopPhoto - Aug 30 2011
"If you want rapid-fire bursts, the T3 may not be for you. It tops out at 3 frames per second for JPEGs-sluggish even for this class-up to card capacity. The rate slows to 2 fps for up to 5 RAW images, or 0.8 fps for one RAW + JPEG shot. Burst performance is almost always best when capturing JPEGs alone, since these smaller files write faster to a memory car..." More »
Not Rated
Digital Camera Info - Jul 29 2011
"The Canon T3 is an entry-level DSLR camera, coming in at just $499 for the body only. As such, we weren't expecting miracles, though the camera does suffer from obvious cost-cutting in production and a truncated feature-set that keeps the T3 placed firmly below the T3i in the Canon model line. One thing that hasn't been cut is the image quality, as the sens..." More »
75out of 100
Digital Camera Review - Jul 29 2011
"With the introduction of the T3, Canon lists no fewer than six Rebel cameras in their total DSLR pool of thirteen models. The T3 fits into this hierarchy near the bottom of the pile with an MSRP of only $50 more than the cheapest model, the Rebel XS. Canon's entry-level model fleet spans an MSRP range from $550-$900 and includes offerings with sensor resolu..." More »
80out of 100
Trusted Reviews - Jul 22 2011
"Metering is well controlled and consistent, although it's worth noting that even with the camera set to evaluative mode, the metering system does tends to favour light levels immediately around the active focus points. There's no AE/AL Lock button to help get round this either, although a dab of AV compensation can usually help out. Colour is very much..." More »
70out of 100
Steve's Digicam - Jul 22 2011
"In low light, like expected from a dSLR, the T3 performed great. Using the OVF, the AF system acquired focus on the subject in less than ½ second with the pop-up flash employed for AF-assist, and almost a second if the pop-up flash is not ready. The intelligent Full Auto mode automatically deploys the flash in low light. In more advanced exposure modes (Pr..." More »
Not Rated
Digital Camera Review - Jul 07 2011
"The T3 continues one of my usual Canon gripes - files are output at 72 dots per inch (dpi) which results in an image size of almost 60 x 40 inches, making them hard to view in e-mails. You have to resize to send reasonably viewable shots, or resize to make good prints. At least one other Japanese camera company outputs their stuff at 300 dpi - perfect for p..." More »
Not Rated
Camera Labs - Jul 03 2011
"Canon's EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D is a solid entry-level DSLR which ticks the boxes of most first-time buyers without breaking the bank. By employing numerous parts from previous models, there's no surprises in terms of performance, but the 12 Megapixel sensor with Canon's latest metering system deliver good-looking images, and you also get a decent Live View mo..." More »
80out of 100
CNET UK - Apr 20 2011
"A big factor in the quality of any image is the lens. Our review unit was supplied with an 18-55mm lens with built-in image stabilisation, but the 1100D also supports the full range of Canon and third-party EOS lenses and accessories. The combination we used certainly delivered some great results. Our standard test shot gave us vivid, well-balanced col..." More »
80out of 100
dpreview - Apr 15 2011
"We had no issues with the EOS 1100D's image quality and at default settings the out-of-camera JPEGs show natural colors and a decent amount of detail. The camera's metering and focusing are very unproblematic in almost all shooting situations and only occasionally, mainly in sunny conditions, can it be useful to dial in 1/3EV or so of negative exposure comp..." More »
69out of 100
ePhotoZine - Apr 14 2011
"Exposure is excellent, I took hundreds of photos and never had any concern about exposure, although occasionally I set the exposure compensation to -0.3 to help keep highlight detail in scenes of  contrast. The camera produces very detailed images, and despite the low resolution of only 12 megapixels. JPEG images can be up to 12mb in size, especially w..." More »
80out of 100
Photography BLOG - Mar 25 2011
"The EOS 1100D / T3 is a great entry-level DSLR camera that's well-suited to its beginner target audience. The combination of proven metering, auto-focus and processing systems with a sensible 12 megapixel sensor and simplified control layout is a winning one. There are some notable downsides - the low-resolution LCD screen, lack of an integrated cleaning sy..." More »
90out of 100
Pocket-lint - Mar 18 2011
"The 1100D's image quality is generally very good, though the limitations of the kit lens do throw things awry. The 18-55mm doesn't produce the sharpest images, plus there's notable colour fringing in a number of shooting conditions. But ignore the lens for a moment and, actually, the 1100D really does deliver decent quality. Take its ISO 100-6400 range..." More »
90out of 100
TechRadar - Mar 17 2011
"With this being a basic model, designed for those looking for an introduction to digital SLRs, it was never intended to set the world on fire with new technology. The improvements Canon have made internally are more than welcome, and well overdue, especially in the area if high ISO performance, where the EOS 1100D blows its predecessor out of the water, bri..." More »
80out of 100

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User Review of the camera - Canon EOS Rebel T3

  • 2014-09-15 07:00
    Five Stars, Tanya
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    Very happy with it..arrived quickly. .just need to learn how to use it now :)
  • 2014-09-15 07:00
    Three Stars, oscar
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    cool
  • 2014-09-15 07:00
    Great camera for a great price!, Amazon Customer
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    This is such a great camera for the price. I've had it for about a year and it functions wonderfully and take some great pictures. I bought this camera ideally for my wife who wanted something a bit nicer than the standard point and shoots that she had been using. I purchased this as a gift for her and she fell in love right away. My wife doesn't delve too deep into the fancy stuff, like setting exposures and whatnot, but for her it doesn't really matter. The auto mode works great it just about every situation and with our two young children just having something that can take a shot after shot quickly is key. The only thing I wish this model had that the higher T3i model has is the leather type grip on the shutter button side. We've not had any issues with the camera falling from our hands but it always makes me a tad nervous if I ever see my wife holding it one handed without the strap around her neck. Without that extra grippage it "feels" slippery but it hasn't ever actually slipped. I've recommended this camera to a few friends of mine that were looking for higher end starter DSLR's.
  • 2014-09-14 07:00
    She is in love with this camera, C. Dellheim "Panacam"
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    This was for my niece. She is in love with this camera. Nothing bad to say at all!
  • 2014-09-14 07:00
    Five Stars, christina panso
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    great camera
  • 2014-09-14 07:00
    Tumbs up!, Pierina
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    Very good product, delivered at the right time, i recomed this camara for beginers like me :)
  • 2014-09-11 07:00
    Wow, haley
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    Exactly what we wanted for taking photos as our son grows up! Takes photos that are professional quality!
  • 2014-09-11 07:00
    Five Stars, Ruhua jiang
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    love it
  • 2014-09-11 07:00
    Five Stars, Maria
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    Excellent, very nice
  • 2014-09-10 07:00
    Five Stars, Ruben Dario Palacios Agudelo
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    buen producto y servicio
  • 2014-09-09 07:00
    I love it, Cheryl Smith
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    awesome product! perfect condition with everything in the package
  • 2014-09-09 07:00
    Yes, Anna Adriani
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    I love taking pictures. My dad goes all out with his cameras and I probably would too but as a student its impossible to afford the thousand dollar cameras. Quite simply though, this is an awesome camera. Great base for a intermediate to beginning photographer. Clear pictures with options to do camera raw. Not as great as some others but then of course you go up in price for thousands of dollars. I love this camera.
  • 2014-09-07 07:00
    Love my Canon Rebel!, Frogsong "Frogsong"
    I purchased this camera for my daughter for Christmas in 2012. So far she has had no problems with it. I confused this reveiw with my Canon Rebel XT, which doesn't shoot video. However, this T3 does in fact shoot video. It takes beautiful photos so I finally get some good quality photos of my grandchildren. It is super easy to use. My daughter has no experience with cameras, but she was able to start taking great photos right out of the box. She loves it.
    I'm not going to get into the tech specs, as those are all listed in the product description. This is a great all purpose, easy to use camera.
  • 2014-09-07 07:00
    Love my Canon Rebel!, Frogsong "Frogsong"
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    I have owned my Canon Rebel for nearly 3 years now and I have never had a problem with it. The only thing I don't like about it is that I can't take video with it. It takes beautiful photos though and I have used it for photographing jewelry and beads that I make and sell, as well as nature shots and of course family photos. It is super easy to use and the settings are fun to play with.
    Other than the inability to shoot video with it, I have absolutely zero complaints about this camera. It has served me well. However, I am itching for an upgrade, so I may upgrade soon, and use this one as backup.
    I'm not going to get into the tech specs, as those are all listed in the product description. This is a great all purpose camera.
  • 2014-09-05 07:00
    Five Stars, manil arachchige
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    Great camera love it! Seems like a perfect SLR for a starter like myself.
  • 2014-09-05 07:00
    I love it, manil arachchige
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    Great camera love it! Seems like a perfect SLR for a starter like myself.
  • 2014-09-04 07:00
    It's a good, solid piece of equipment -- can be as ..., Beatrice Weiss
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    It's a good, solid piece of equipment -- can be as simple or as complex as the user wants it to be.
  • 2014-09-02 07:00
    Great first dslr, christy victor
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    Just upgraded to a 60d but this will always be my baby. I miss it. Tought me so much.. Great first dslr!!!
  • 2014-09-01 07:00
    Great buy, Amazon Customer
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    Very nice and good price
  • 2014-09-01 07:00
    A very good camera for still pictures, AmazonBuyer
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    A very good camera for still pictures.
    However when you take videos, the range of auto focus for video is somehow limited by the previous set focus range.
    Therefore the video may be blurred if you have focused on some close up before you use the video.
    If anyone feels that my comments are wrong please let me know.
    Maybe I do not know how to use the video features of this camera properly.