Canon Rebel T3
Released March, 2011
The Pros:A much needed replacement of the budget 3-year old XS (EOS 1000D). Affordable price point - a great starter SLR. Uses the same standard 9-point AF system and the 63-area iFCL metering system found on all Canon cameras up to and including the 7D.
The Cons:Is beat out by the cheaper albeit older T1i. Low resolution display (230K dot). Doesn't measure up well against the similarly priced competition (eg/ vs. D3100 - 12 vs 14mp, 9-point vs 14-point, 720p vs 1080p, 2fps / 5 frames vs 3 fps / 9 frames).
The Canon Rebel T3 (1100D) is an entry-level digital SLR released alongside the T3i (600D) in early 2011. As a replacement to the low-end Rebel XS (2009), the Rebel T3 DSLR features an upgraded 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens, 12.2MP CMOS sensor, and DIGIC 4 Imaging processor.
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There is also an expanded exposure compensate range and improved auto modes. The most significant update is the incorporation of a 9-point AF system with an F/2.8 cross-type center point with a 63-zone Dual-layer metering system. This means that users with a lens over F/2.8 or faster will be able to more easily track their subjects in the continuous AF tracking mode. Also included is SD/SDHC/SDXC memory expansion and a TFT display that supports live viewing.
- 12.2MP CMOS Sensor
- EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II Zoom Lens
- DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor
- 9-Point Autofocus
- F/5.6 Cross-Type Center
- 63-Zone Dual-Layer Metering
- TFT LCD Display w/Live View
- 3fps Continuous Shooting
- Full-Motion 720p @ 30fps Video
- In-Camera Video Editing
- 6400 ISO
- Pop-Up Flash
- Compatible with Canon EF Lenses
- Compatible with Canon EF-S Lenses
- SD/SDHC/SDXC Expansion
User Reviews (2)
a much needed replacement of the budget 3-year old XS (EOS 1000D)
affordable price point - a great starter SLR
uses the same standard 9-point AF system and the 63-area iFCL metering system found on all Canon cameras up to and including the 7D
records to easy to find, affordable and capacious SD/SDHC/SDXC flash cards, Eye-fi compatible
capable of recording video in 720p/30 and 720p/24 high definition
is beat out by the cheaper albeit older T1i
low resolution display (230K dot)
doesn't measure up well against the similarly priced competition (eg/ vs. D3100 - 12 vs 14mp, 9-point vs 14-point, 720p vs 1080p, 2fps / 5 frames vs 3 fps / 9 frames)
late to the show - competing against products from 2010, replaces a 3 year old design
slow continuous shooting - 2fps with a small 5 frame buffer
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