Canon EOS Rebel T3 Review
There are precious few good DSLR cameras priced below $600, and there's no doubt that the Canon EOS Rebel T3 is one of the best among them. The most common complaint in Canon Rebel T3 reviews is the camera's slow continuous shooting mode. As experts at CNET and Imaging Resource point out in Canon Rebel T3 reviews, the camera shoots three frames per second in JPEG mode and about one frame per second in RAW mode -- slow even by entry-level standards, although the first number is on par with our other picks.
Otherwise the Canon EOS Rebel T3 (starting at $479, Amazon) has many things in its favor. Its ISO settings range from 100 to 6400, and Rebel T3 reviews at both DigitalCameraReview and CNET say the camera performs well at higher ISOs, with barely any noise visible even at settings such as 1600. The editor of Camera Labs is impressed with the image quality, noting the crisp detail and sharpness, as well as the contrast, in a Canon Rebel T3 review. The CNET reviewer says the Canon EOS T3 offers excellent color reproduction and solid light metering. Experts at Digital Photography Review also point to light metering as one of the camera's strong points, in addition to the fast autofocus and good battery life. Users posting Canon Rebel T3 reviews at Amazon seem to really like this camera for the most part, noting its ease of use and colorful pictures. One consumer, however, says the camera's on-screen menus are counterintuitive.
The Canon EOS Rebel T3 is a 12.2MP camera with a CMOS sensor and a 2.7-inch LCD with live view. The Rebel T3 uses SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards and can connect to a computer via a USB port. Look for the EOS Rebel T3 kit, which includes the 18-55mm IS II lens with built-in optical image stabilization. You can also use the camera to record high-definition video at 720p.
The Canon EOS Rebel T3 is an excellent choice for budget-conscious users and DSLR beginners who want a fairly simple camera that can deliver great-looking photos. It's not the ideal camera for fast-moving sports action, but it's hard to beat Canon cameras for their fantastic color. On top of that, the EOS Rebel T3 has a pretty fast autofocus and can snap clean photos even at high ISO settings.