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Canon EOS Rebel T3
 
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$386.90 - $589.99
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Summary: A 12-megapixel camera from Canon with a 2.6-inch LCD, 3.1x optical zoom, an image stabilizer and manual controls.
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Type: SLR digital cameras
About - Canon EOS Rebel T3
The EOS Rebel T3 is a 12-megapixel camera with an 18mm-55mm kit lens that has a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28.8mm-88mm. It has a live-view 2.6-inch LCD (230,000 pixels). It also includes a through-the-lens viewfinder, which is helpful when composing in bright light.

Because it accepts interchangeable lenses, and includes a mirror and a through-the-lens viewfinder, we consider this model an SLR.

The camera's kit lens has a maximum aperture of f/3.5. The camera's shutter speed range is 30 seconds to 1/4000 of a second.

The EOS Rebel T3 stores photos and video on SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards but has no on-board storage. It captures images as JPG or RAW files at a top resolution of 4272 x 2848 and HD-resolution video as MOV files at a top resolution of 1280 x 720 at 25 fps.

Like most digital cameras, this model comes with a proprietary rechargeable battery.

This SLR has 9 autofocus points. It also includes 2 flash modes (for the on-board flash), 7 exposure modes, and an exposure compensation control that can be set at +/-5 EV. The image stabilization system for this camera is lens-based.

The EOS Rebel T3 measures 5.3 inches wide by 4.1 inches high by 5.9 inches deep, and weighs 26 ounces (1.6 pounds) (with battery, memory card, and strap).
About This Brand

Canon is the market leader in point-and-shoots, with an extensive line of models, which are known as PowerShots. Its budget line, the A series, is made up of compacts and subcompacts.  Canon's subcompacts are known as SD ELPHs. Its SX-series are mostly super zooms and come in various sizes and include smaller or larger feature sets. Canon has the D-series compact, which it claims are waterproof and shockproof. Its high-end series, the S and G lines, include special modes and manual features, such as the ability to shoot RAW files and to focus manually. The EOS Rebel series helped to define budget SLRs. Other SLRs include a host of pro and more-advanced consumer models, including models that have very large, full-frame sensors. Canon also offers a wider selection of lenses than most brands.

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Features & Specs - Canon EOS Rebel T3
info LCD size (in.) 2.6
info 35mm equivalent multiplier 1.6
info Shutter speed range 30 - 1/4000
info Still image formats JPG, RAW
info LCD pixel count 230k
info Memory card slots/type SD/SDHC/SDXC
info Height (in.) 4.1
info Depth (in.) 5.9
info Max. ISO 6400
info Live view Yes
info Image stabilizer L
info Color space Adobe RGB/sRGB
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General Information
Manufacturer Canon, Inc
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.usa.canon.com
Product Line EOS
Product Model Rebel T3
Product Name EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Camera
Product Type Digital SLR Camera
User Reviews - Canon EOS Rebel T3
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Awesome camera!!
6/4/2014
Pros
Decent performance/quality
Easy to use
High resolution
Lots of useful options
Cons
Best Uses
Family
Fun
Photojournalism
Travel
Comment:
This is the only DSLR I have owned, but it rocks! Other than having to take the time to figure out all of it's capabilities (which is a ton), I have absolutely no complaints about it. If a picture isn't turning out the way you think it should (too dark, blurry, etc.), usually all it needs is a small adjustment to a setting and it will be perfect. And if you read the manual, it's usually easy to figure out. This camera makes this very amateur/casual photographer look much more talented than she actually is! I would HIGHLY recommend this camera!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
I love this camera!
11/19/2013
Pros
Decent performance/quality
Easy to use
Great value
High resolution
Cons
Best Uses
Family
Great At Close Ups
Comment:
This camera has so many options, but I just set it on auto and let it do it's thing. It takes perfect pictures in all lighting conditions. This is my first Digital SLR camera and I had some concerns about spending so much, but this Canon was worth every penny. My 2 children have similar Canon cameras......after seeing how well theirs worked I Was sold.<br />Consumer Reports. You nailed this one, excellent camera!
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(28 of 28 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Great beginner SLR
5/11/2012
Pros
Decent performance/quality
Easy to use
Great value
High resolution
Lightweight/portable
Lots of useful options
Portable
Very good video features
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I wanted a good SLR camera without breaking the bank. I'm not a professional photographer nor do I want to be. It takes great pictures on full auto but after taking a photography class I learned how to take even better pictures by making a few small adjustments. You can get a bundle at [@] that includes the body, 2 lenses, a memory card and a bag for about $650. The two lenses alone could run $400. I looked at more advanced (and expensive) cameras but if you're just looking to take good family photos this is perfect. My son plays baseball and my daughter does gymnastics so trying to get a good picture with a point and shoot is almost impossible. For a beginner some of the more advanced models can get confusing and really aren't necessary. I couldn't be happier with my choice.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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