Canon EOS Rebel T3 18-55mm IS II Lens and EOS HD Movie Mode – 12.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR

Canon EOS Rebel T3 18-55mm IS II Lens and EOS HD Movie Mode – 12.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR


Canon EOS Rebel T3 12.2 MP CMOS - 8-55mm IS II Lens and EOS HD Movie Mode

Canon EOS Rebel T3 12.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm IS II Lens and EOS HD Movie Mode

-12. 2 MP CMOS sensor and also DIGIC 4 Image Processor for high picture quality along with speed.
-ISO 100 – 6400 for capturing from bright to poor light.
-Improved EOS HD Movie mode using expanded recording and with in-camera video modifying options.
-High speed, reliable 9-point AF technique utilizing a high accurate, f/5. 6 cross-type center point.
-Enhanced metering which has a 63-zone, Dual-layer metering system for correct -metering between exposures.Best with full line of Canon EF and EF-S lens
-2. 7-inch TFT color LCD; Built-in flash; HD movie mode in 1280 x 720 resolution
-Auto Focus; Dual-layer metering sensor using 73 zones; Basic+ function; Resourceful Auto mode; In-camera Feature Guide
-Comprises of EOS Rebel T3 digital SLR camera and also EF-S 18-55mm f/3. 5-5. 6 IS -Type II Lens; 12 megapixel CMOS sensor; Eye-level SLR viewfinder
-USB 2. 0 port; HDMI mini out terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable; SD/SDHC/SDXC memory slot.
-image  types: JPEG, RAW
-Shooting Modes: Frame movie mode
-Viewfinder Type: Optical
-Width: 5.1 in
-Depth: 3.1 inch
-Height: 3.9 in
-Weight: 17.5 Ounces

Canon EOS Rebel T3

18-55mm IS II Lens Canon EOS Rebel T3

A new starter model should convert more than a few point-and-shooter:
ITS BEEN years since Canon introduced a basic entry-level DSLR. In that time frame, video has become commonplace in DSLRs, and interchangeable-lens compacts (ILCs) now compete for the attention of people looking to step up from a point-and-shoot. With its APS-C sized CMOS sensor, 1280×720 30p video recording, new 63-zone metering system, and speedy phase-detection autofocus.
the EOS Rebel T3 ( $550 – $610 street, with 18-S5mmf/3.S-5.6EF IS II lens) makes a great case for going with a DSLR
Like most cameras at this price, the T3 sports a 12.2MP sensor and squeezes a lot of resolving power out of it. In our test, the Rebel
yielded 2190 lines per picture height for a Very High rating. That puts it close to some of its rival DSLRs, Pentax’s K-r {2270 lines) and Sony’s Alpha 390 (2200 lines).
Among ILCs, the Olympus Pen E-PL2 turned in 2260 lines and Panasonic’s Lurmx DMC-GF2 2300 lines.
While these numbers might make the Rebel T3 seem less than impressive, its noise results rebalance the scale. In our tests, it kept images squeaky clean at ISO 100, earning an Extremely Low rating. Of these rivals, only the Olympus matched it. And the T3 barely reached the lower limit of our Unacceptable rating at ISO 3200 and even ISO 6400. So. with a very modest increase over the default noise-reduction settings, you can keep noise to acceptable levels no matter what ISO you shoot. Given that at its default setting at ISO 6400 it resolved 2100 lines, cranking NR way up will still let you retain a lot of detail in your pictures.
The competition doesn’t fare so well here: The Sony A390. whose sensor tops out at ISO 3200, was able to resolve only 1870 lines at that sensitivity with its default noise reduction At its default settings, the Olympus E-PL2 ended up with 2010 lines at ISO 6400, with noise 2.4 points higher than the Canon. Similarly. Panasonic’s GF2 achieved 2060 lines at its default settings at ISO 6400, but as it was extremely noisy at this ISO. significant resolution would be tost if you tried to bring it down to the T3’s noise level.
Of all the competition, Pentax’s K-r provides the biggest challenge in this balancing act, maintaining acceptable noise up to ISO 3200 while resolving 2270 lines. And with a slight increase in noise reduction, it can keep noise to acceptable levels at ISO 6400 while resolving more than 2200 lines.
Where the Rebel wins is in its autofocus speed in moderate and dim light. While ILCs have gotten better at AF, especially in bright light, they still lag behind DSLR phase-detection systems in low light. The T3 focused in less than a second all the way down to EV 0, equivalent to a dim night scene. While Canon rates theT3’s 9-point (all cross-type) AF system to function down only to EV 0, it focused reliably (though inconsistently in speed) down to EV -2 in our tests.
In the Field
The T3 performed well in our field testing, with excellent results from the metering system and AF, and an overall pleasing control scheme for such a low-priced model. serve double duty to access ISO, AF, drive mode, and white balance. Uniquely shaped buttons are arrayed around these— while they’re nearly flush with the camera, their shapes make them easy to distinguish by feel On the 2.7-inch, 230,000-dot fixed LCD, the user interface divides into a main menu and
a quick menu. The former holds settings that mostly won’t be changed frequently such as image quality and color space. The quick menu, reached by the Q button, has a control-panel look similar to that of most DSLRs these days. You can navigate with the direction buttons, using the command wheel
Relatively light and well balanced with its kit lens in place, it
maintains the ergonomic conveniences of DSLR design. The grip is deep enough to give you something solid to hold onto, and the rubber on the grip and back, though extremely smooth, provides enough tactile resistance for most casual shooting.
Like most entry-level DSLRs, the T3 has a single command wheel located near the shutter button. Another nod to its bargain status: the use of a pentamirror rather than the costlier, and typically brighter, pentaprism. Though it covers a hefty portion of the frame (95%), the finders 0.8X magnification makes it a tad claustrophobic.
While many of the T3’s controls are menu-driven, Canon makes the most of the buttons it has fit on the back. The directional buttons for navigating the menus to change э setting. Though fast and convenient, this forces you to look at the LCD—less sophisticated Than the controls on some higher-end DSLRs, where ample physical controls let you shoot without raking your eye oft your subject- Still, for its class, it does a great job.
If you want rapid-fiie 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 tor up to 5 RAW images, or 0.8 fps for one RAW * J PEG shot Burst performance is almost always best when capturing lPEGs alone, since these smaller files write faster to a memory card. Competition? The Penlax K-r. at 6 fps, is much quicker, but tops out at 25 JPEGs or 12 RAW So while the K-r rules for RAW shooters, if you want longer bursts, lheT3s nearly unlimited JPEGs might serve you better. While we would’ve liked a faster burst speed, for the shooters this camera is aimed at, the T3’s speedy AF will be more of a boon.
It would’ve been nice for Canon to have included full HD video capture as it does in all its other DSLRs. although for casual video capture. 720p should be fine lor most users. We also wish that Canon made the custom-functions menu more prominent, as on  its higher-end models. Again, entry-level DSLR users may be less prone to customizing their cameras, but that’s no reason to make the custom functions harder to find.
Bottom Line
The Rebel T3 is a very attractively priced entry-levei DSI R that pro. vides solid performance and value. Its resolving power, low noise, rela -Tively speedy AF. and well-designed controls should help ease novice shooters into the world of DSLRs.
Indeed, die T3 s strengths make the case for DSLR performance over the convenience of an ILCs maller size While its image quality comes close to some of the ILCs on the market, its autofocus still beats the systems found in FLCs once tho lights get dim, as is often the case indoors. Its optical viewfinder, while not the best of its kind, is still a more pleasing experience than the EVFs that ILCs use Finally, the wide array of
lenses available from Canon and from third-party lensmakers far outstrips what is currently available for any ILC.
“faking all of these factors into account, we can say without hesitation that the Canon EOS Rebel T3 is a DSLR bargain and a worthy introduction to a full camera system.

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