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

  • 2014-09-25 07:00
    Son thrilled with gift, Clark Hamblen "stained glass man"
    I bought this as a gift for my youngest son. He is thrilled with the performance. You should have seen his eyes when he opened the box! I will return and give a further update on this review after he has worked with the camera for awhile
  • 2014-09-24 07:00
    Just like new!, S. Raabe
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    Really great camera for the price, was just like new but for a used price, really nice to have as an option!
  • 2014-09-22 07:00
    great picture quality in an economical package. (cheap looking camera), John
    I purchased this T3 18 months ago from Cannon site (refurb) and I thought it was a good deal then for $three fifty shipped after tax. I would purchase again if I needed to at current price refurb price of $two thirty four.
    Beware of the following:
    1) It is a decent camera inside with a cheap plastic feeling outside. It actually feels worse to hold in your hand than my original rebels from back in the day because it is light and doesn't have the rubber grips all over.
    2) There is NO IR sensor for remote shutter. The only way is through a wire hookup for a wired remote or an IR/radio receiver. I recommend the IR battery grip from DSTE via amazon ($thirty). It is just as cheap looking as the camera so its a great match. But a great added feature is the ability to use 6 AA batteries.
    3)Video Quality is great but was pretty new to DSLRs when USM is not supported so if you re-focus using shutter. it messes up your video and is noisy.
    4)Video files limited to 3.98GB which comes out to just under 20 minutes at 30FPS (see #5)
    5) Video resolution is fixed at 1280X720 which is fine for me but the only option is 25 or 30 FPS which isn't 1080 and also can't be recorded at a lower resolution for longer than 20 min. videos.
    If you don't have a DSLR by now then you probably don't care about having the latest technology or you are just getting into it and for $two thirty-four, it's a great price for a good camera. I use a IS 18-135mm lens which is a nice all around lens ($two twenty) I get F3.5 at 18mm and F5.6 at 135. All this with the 18-135 lens attached to the body, will fit into a lowepro 102AW for a nice package.
  • 2014-09-22 07:00
    It is easy to, Mo
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    Birthday gift for my daughter, she absolutely loves this camera. It is easy to use
  • 2014-09-21 07:00
    Five Stars, kelvin logan
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    Everything great thanks much
  • 2014-09-21 07:00
    Fine, JR
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    It's OK
  • 2014-09-20 07:00
    brilliant value, brilliant camera!!, Amanda Moran
    Came early which was delightful! First slr so I was really excited and had no idea what I was doing. Still getting the hang of it but the image quality is amazing and the battery is ridiculously good, have only charged twice. Light weight camera, great for travelling. Amazing value, would definitely recommend, I've already bought a new longer lens but the one with the camera is great, perfect for landscape shots and most shots to be honest. I never leave home without it now.
  • 2014-09-19 07:00
    Five Stars, Feline Family
    Verified Purchase(
    Wonderful camera!
  • 2014-09-19 07:00
    I love this camera, L Karr
    Verified Purchase(
    I love this camera. It is (obviously) bulky so it is often not very convenient to take on outings, but I have been able to take good family photos worthy of being enlarged and framed in place of purchasing expensive packages from a photographer (though I know they do better work than I do). I owned the 35mm version before I purchased this one. I still love the Canon Rebel. It's a great camera for the amateur photographer who wants to do a little more than point and shoot, but doesn't have all of the know-how for more complex cameras.
  • 2014-09-18 07:00
    Four Stars, Emma Buechel
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    Great starting carema
  • 2014-09-18 07:00
    Great Entry Level, J. Guernon "JG"
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    Although I didn't personally use this (purchased it for my girlfriend) I know that she has loved it. For it being "entry level" it is ripe with features, beautiful, easy to use, has many accessories available. Highly recommend.
  • 2014-09-17 07:00
    Love it., Phillips "Pen Love"
    Verified Purchase(
    Love my camera....now I just need to learn how to use it.
  • 2014-09-15 07:00
    Five Stars, Tanya
    Verified Purchase(
    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