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

  • 2014-07-16 07:00
    Great transaction., R. King
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    Great product. My wife loves it. She had a problem figuring some of the usage for the camera. She called Cannon and they were very helpful. Recommend to all.
  • 2014-07-13 07:00
    Great entry-level DSLR!, Kerry Clark
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    I got exactly what I wanted from this camera - a great starting point for a first-time DSLR buyer. I took a digital photography class where I was able to rent a similar model for projects, so I was already familiar with the functionality of the camera, but for anyone who is just looking to buy a "nice camera," you should be aware that in order to get the better quality pictures you're looking for, you will have to do some work to learn how to use this type of camera because it is not the same as a simple point & shoot. I've had this camera for 5 months and haven't had any problems with it yet.
  • 2014-07-09 07:00
    Great indoor sports shots., R. Ramsdell
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    I originally bought this camera several years ago when it came out and neglected to write a review. The camera has been amazing although as most digital SLR's it's bulky so I don't generally take it on hiking trips or places where my much smaller point and shoot will work fine.
    Where this camera excels (and the reason I got it) is capturing indoor sporting events. My kids are active in volleyball and basketball and I struggled to find a point and shoot that could take these indoor moving shots without lots of blurring. This camera does great with these indoor shots without the blur that so many cameras have in this setting. I am very, very pleased with this.
    For the money you will be hard pressed to find a better camera that is very user friendly and takes great pictures. Take care of it and this camera should last for years. I really love it.
  • 2014-07-09 07:00
    Great camera, worth every penny and very user friendly, GMHONDA
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    Great camera, worth every penny and very user friendly. We use it on a daily basis at work to take over 300 pictured of vehicles and everyone from the most tech savvy to computer illiterate employees use it with ease! Great camera and I highly recommend it!!!
  • 2014-07-09 07:00
    This is a wonderful starter DSLR camera, Amazon Customer
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    This is a wonderful starter DSLR camera. It has many nice features for the beginner, but is not too hard to figure out.
  • 2014-07-09 07:00
    Perfect christmas present, Vlad
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    beautiful present for my wife, she cried when I gave it her.
  • 2014-07-08 07:00
    Alright camera, but I already want something more advanced., N. Couch
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    I got this as my introductory dslr coming from point and shoots. I find myself wanting a more professional option. I leave the camera on manual or aperture focus pretty much all the time, so the wheel on top feels like a waste. The biggest downfall is probably the frames per second you can shoot. Other than that, the quality is fine.
  • 2014-07-08 07:00
    Five Stars, Sandra Ombogo
    this is great.
  • 2014-07-08 07:00
    2 of 8 disfunctional right out of the package, Anthony Alexander
    Buyer beware. Absolute piece of junk. It is a mediocre camera even for a barebones intro level but out of a total of eight i sold during our close out sale 2 of them have already come back disfunctional. I know the quality of cameras that canon can make and they flagrantly avoided putting any of it into their rebel series this camera is a prime example and the new T5 is the exact same camera only difference is 6mp and 50 less shots per battery life.
    If you are looking for a quality DSLR from canon do not go any lower then the 70D. 70D and up are great cameras but the rebel series is a blatant display from canon of lack of regard for their customers and the industry as a whole.
  • 2014-07-07 07:00
    What a drop in price for a fabulous beginners DSLR ..., Stephen Kiss
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    What a drop in price for a fabulous beginners DSLR camera. Waited a year for this and Canon and Amazon came through !!
  • 2014-07-05 07:00
    Takes AMAZING pictures! Want proof, Amy M. Purkey
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    Takes AMAZING pictures! Want proof? Go to my website at www.ampphotography2013 and see for yourself! All pictures were taken with this camera! Worth every cent!!
  • 2014-07-04 07:00
    Five Stars, Claire LaValley
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    great camera easy to use
  • 2014-07-04 07:00
    Four Stars, Desertbro
    I have been very satisfied with this camera, battery life, features, feel when taking photos.
  • 2014-07-03 07:00
    Five Stars, Minnie Goulash "Book worm"
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    best ever.
  • 2014-07-03 07:00
    Great camera, Ryan Bilello
    I already buy order by bosewill I love it camera I want it
  • 2014-07-02 07:00
    Excellent!, Michael Polevoy
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    Excellent!
  • 2014-07-02 07:00
    nice!, Romantigua "Romantigua"
    bought this and am starting my photography business soon. Wish i started with the t3i but was being cheap... great quality you won't regret.
  • 2014-07-01 07:00
    Two Stars, L. Wade "Librarian"
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    Cannon needs to get the raw images compatible with Photoshop.
  • 2014-06-29 07:00
    it was on time, Jonas M.
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    The camera help me a lot.. i also recommend this camera for the newbies who wants to own a slr cam..
  • 2014-06-24 07:00
    Refurbished Canon EOS Rebel T3, Julie M.
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    You would never know this camera is refurbished. It was a great choice for me, as I am a newbie.