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

  • 2014-09-01 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.
  • 2014-08-31 07:00
    product as described fast shipping., Mikie
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    product as described fast shipping.
  • 2014-08-30 07:00
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  • 2014-08-28 07:00
    Great Camera, ramsemonius
    I bought this camera for my very precocious granddaughter in her last year of high school. She absolutely loves it and said "Grandma, it's a professional camera."
  • 2014-08-28 07:00
    Five Stars, gt3347
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    Great camera but these are not made in Japan anymore so not sure how long that quality will last.
  • 2014-08-27 07:00
    Five Stars, Rapaz
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    its great
  • 2014-08-27 07:00
    superb, Amazon Customer
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    Great camera - exactly what ws s advertised in perfect condition and perfect shipping
  • 2014-08-26 07:00
    good camera buy it while you can it is discontinued, Summer Fun
    I purchased this camera recently after a lot of research on the best cameras for low-light environments (was also interested in other photo environments, but low-light environments without flash was one of the most important "features" to me). I've since taken over 2,000 pictures and have been very happy with the results. It's a lot bulkier than a compact point-and-shoot camera. One of the best features, and what makes it great for a novice photographer is the guide feature that comes with this camera, which can be turned on or off. Basically what it does is describe what each and every function of the camera does from the P, Tv, Av, M settings to the little manual adjusted functions such as exposure, shutter speed, and aperture. This along with some simple reading has allowed me to learn the basic ins and outs of using an SLR camera rather quickly. I still have a long, long way to go, but I know with this camera every step of the way will be extremely enjoyable.
  • 2014-08-25 07:00
    take a picture like a pro, Nancy Plumb
    This Canon SLR Camera is very impressive. The quality of photo is clear, colorful, and it looks like a shot of professional photographers. Because of this camera, I was motivated to enroll in a short course of Photography. It is not the newest model but its way better than the new ones.
  • 2014-08-25 07:00
    Great camera!!!, ps630
    I bought two of for our expecting daughter and us as new grandparents!!! So excited. I was really disappointed though a week later to see QVC was selling the same camera/bundle for 50 bux less!!! That was an extra 100 bux I paid!! Too much trouble and expense to send them back.
  • 2014-08-25 07:00
    We love our new camera, Lori Varak
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    We love our new camera, it's easy to use and takes great pictures. We are looking forward to learning about more of its features as we become more comfortable with it.
  • 2014-08-25 07:00
    Outstanding, knotme
    I am just getting used to this camera. But the pictures I have taken with it thus far have turned out crisper than I could have ever imagined. Very happy with the purchase and looking forward to capturing many memories. Thanks!
  • 2014-08-24 07:00
    What a Camera!!!, HELLASRULES
    Received about a month ago....Great camera for the price, and seems to be user friendly. Looking forward to all the great pictures.
  • 2014-08-24 07:00
    What a Camera!!!, Marlen Petrarca
    Received about a month ago....Great camera for the price, and seems to be user friendly. Looking forward to all the great pictures.
  • 2014-08-24 07:00
    Sadly returning, ILikeRats
    I'm sure this is a great camera but WAY too complicated to use directions are no help. Took to my Granddaughters recital glad I had my phone as back up
  • 2014-08-23 07:00
    the best maker in the camera industry, lyle shoop
    Canon makes the best stuff ever I love their cameras!
  • 2014-08-22 07:00
    Nice camera for the price., Fogged
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    Good beginners camera.
  • 2014-08-21 07:00
    Five Stars, Josef Gramespacher
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    Great Camera in great condition. Would definitely recommend.
  • 2014-08-20 07:00
    I love this toy :), Bettyann Legans
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    My new best toy! It handles easily. Easy start up instructions. I've taken some gorgeous photos already and am just a beginner. It's a good buy!