Canon's CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range, and offers the most pixels in its class. It offers many of the same new technologies to maximize each pixel's light gathering efficiency that were first seen with the professional EOS-1D Mark III model. It's an APS-C size sensor (22.2 x 14.8mm), and there's an effective 1.6x increase in the lens's marked focal length when attached.
12.2 Megapixel APS-C Size CMOS Sensor
DIGIC 4 Image Processor
The improved DIGIC 4 Image Processor ensures that images are captured, processed and saved with remarkable speed. The EOS Rebel T3 DSLR's new 3:2 multiple aspect ratio, in-camera RAW image processing, creative filters, image resizing and provided S2 and S3 image-recording quality are all possible thanks to the DIGIC 4 Image Processor. With dazzling results, the new DIGIC 4 Image Processor also works to capture and process data of images shot at 12.2 Megapixels at 3.0 fps, as well as 14-bit signal processing for excellent image gradation, enhanced Face Detection Live mode, Full HD video recording, Auto Lighting Optimizer and Lens Peripheral Optimization.
Awesome deal for the price
For my 1st DSLR it's well worth the price.i just got it a few days ago and am very happy with its performance. It will take me awhile to learn all the features on it. I also added the 75-300 mm lens as well. Worth the extra money for the zoom. Tonight I was playing with the macro lens, have never used one before. My photos actually turned out pretty good for not knowing anything really about macro photography. Love the size of the LCD screen, not too big or too small. Only thing I wish it had was a "color selection " like some other name brand models. Also it is a little noisy compared to others but its not annoying. Had it had this I would have given it 5 stars all the way cross.
April 23, 2013
I reviewed the other options that were out there and this camera was definetly worth its price. I was used to shooting with point and shoot cameras but this was a great buy for the money. My pictures are great and I am still learning to use all of the features that this camera has to offer.
April 15, 2013
Excellent Beginning DSLR
For my first DSLR camera, the T3 jumped above the rest simply for the extremely appealing price. Although the build quality does not feel up to par while in hand, and the loud, high-pitched shutter sound are quite frustrating, overall, I can say nothing else bad about it. It gets the job done and is just a fun camera to use for the cheap price.
April 12, 2013
For an entry level camera I found this to be a good buy. Having researched the alternatives as best I could the canon t3 won out for its wider lens options. The one thing I would like to see is more support for mac os 10.8 since none of the software is compatable which is a bummer. Also more detailed information on what each function does and how to access it would have been greatly appreciated. The pictures I have been able to take with my novice experience has me speachless. I would recommend this to anyone starting out in the field.
April 4, 2013