Type Digital, AF/AE single-lens reflex, camera with built-in flash
Recording Media SD/SDHC/SDXC card, via external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, or via Wireless LAN (Eye-Fi card*))
*Canon cameras are not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions, including wireless transfer. In case of an issue with the Eye-Fi card, please consult with the card manufacturer. The use of Eye-Fi cards may not be approved in all regions, or from one region to another; please contact the card manufacturer for status of approval in the country/region of use.
Image Format Approx. 22.0 mm x 14.7 mm
Compatible Lenses Canon EF lenses including EF-S lenses
(35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.1.6x the lens focal length)
Lens Mount Canon EF mount
Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 12.20 megapixels
Total Pixels Total pixels: Approx. 12.60 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Low Pass Filter Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Fluorine coating on the top surface.
Dust Deletion Feature (1) Manual cleaning
(2) Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending
The coordinates of the dust adhering to the low-pass filter are detected by a test shot and appended to subsequent images.
The dust coordinate data appended to the image is used by the provided software to automatically erase the dust spots.
Self Cleaning Sensor Unit not included.
Recording Format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.30
File Size (1) Large: Approx. 12.20 Megapixels (4272 x 2848)
(2) Medium: Approx. 6.30 Megapixels (3088 x 2056)
(3) Small: Approx. 3.40 Megapixels (2256 x 1504)
(4) S2: Approx. 2.50 Megapixels (1920 x 1280)
(5) S3: Approx. 0.35 Megapixels (720 x 480)
(6) RAW: Approx. 12.20 Megapixels (4272 x 2848)
Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
Recording Functions Images record directly to the SD card. Creating new folders and selecting folders in the card possible.
File Numbering Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset.
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording Provided (RAW + JPEG)
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3
Eye Point Approx. 21 mm (At -1m-1 from the eyepiece lens center)
Dioptric Adjustment Correction Adjustable from approx. -2.5 to +0.5 m-1 (dpt)
Focusing Screen Fixed
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (transmittance: reflectance ratio of 40:60)
Viewfinder Information 1) AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light)
2) Exposure information (Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level, exposure warning)
3) Flash information (Flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light)
4) Image information (Highlight tone priority, Monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, SD card information)
Depth Of Field Preview No depth-of-field preview button (Enabled with C.Fn-8-5 and pressing SET)
Type TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points 9 Points (center AF point is cross-type vertical-line sensitive f/5.6)
AF Working Range EV 0 - 18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Focusing Modes (1) Autofocus
Predictive AI Servo AF
AI Focus AF (Switches between One-Shot AF and AI SERVO AF automatically)
(2) Manual focus (MF)
AF Point Selection (1) Manual selection
(2) Auto selection
Selected AF Point Display Indicated by superimposed display in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor
AF Assist Beam 1) Intermittent firing of built-in flash.
2) Effective range: Approx. 4 m/13.1 ft at center, approx. 3.5 m/11.5 ft at periphery.
With an EOS-dedicated Speedlite attached, the Speedlite's AF-assist beam is emitted instead.
Compatible with 320EX, 270EX II and 270EX AF-assist beam (intermittent flash firing).
Metering Modes 63-zone SPC TTL metering with selectable modes
Evaluative metering (linkable to all AF point)
Partial metering (approx. 10% of viewfinder at center)
Center-weighted average metering
Metering Range EV 1.0 - EV 20.0 (at 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Systems (1) Program AE (program-shift possible)
(2) Shutter-priority AE
(3) Aperture-priority AE
(4) Manual exposure
(5) Automatic depth-of-field AE
(6) Full Auto
(7) Flash Off
(8) Creative Auto
(9) Program AE with ambience selection
(10) E-TTL II autoflash program AE
Evaluative metering, averaged metering
ISO Speed Range Auto, ISO 100 - 6400 (in whole-stop increments)
In Creative Zone modes, the maximum ISO speed (ISO 400, 800, 1600, 3200, or 6400) for ISO Auto can be set.
With C.Fn-5-1 (Highlight tone priority), ISO 200 or higher will be set.
No ISO speed expansion.
Exposure Compensation (1) Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
(2) AEB : ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AE Lock Auto AE Lock: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE lock button
Type Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled.
Electronic 1st curtain. Only 2nd curtain mechanically controlled.
Shutter Speeds 1/4000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec.
1/4000 to 30 sec., Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
When the image-recording quality is JPEG, continuous shooting is possible until the 4GB SD card (Canon standard test card) becomes full. However, if you use an SD card whose writing speed is slower than our test card or if the file size is larger than our standard test image, you might not be able to shoot continuously until the card becomes full.
With RAW+JPEG Large/Fine, "BUSY" will be displayed. However, continuous shooting is possible at approx. 0.8 fps (averaged value).
* Based on Canon's testing standards with a 2GB CF card, high-speed continuous shooting, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style.
* Varies depending on the subject, SD card brand, image-recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, etc.
Live View Functions
Shooting Modes Still photo shooting and video shooting
Focusing 1) Autofocus
2) Manual Focus
Metering Modes Real-time Evaluative metering with image sensor
Metering Range EV 0 - EV 20 (At 23°C/73°F, 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
Grid Display (1) Grid 1: Pair of vertical and horizontal lines
(2) Grid 2: 5 vertical and 3 horizontal lines
Exposure Simulation Provided
Silent Shooting Not provided
File Format MOV (image data: H.264; audio: Linear PCM (monaural))
File Size Approx. 222 MB/min.
Frame Rates 30fps (29.97), 25fps
Continuous Shooting Time Approx. 17 min.
Focusing Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Face Detection Live mode; manual
Exposure Control Movie Program AE
The ISO speed, aperture, and shutter speed (signal-accumulation time ranging from 1/30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.) are set automatically.
Movie shooting in Tv, Av, or M mode is not possible.
Exposure Compensation ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Type TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size 2.7-inch (Screen aspect ratio of 4:3)
Pixels Approx. 230,000 dots (320 x 240: QVGA)
Coverage Approx. 99%
Viewing Angle: 170°
Brightness Control Adjustable to one of seven brightness levels
Interface Languages 25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese)
Display Format (1) Single image display
Single image, basic information, detailed information, histogram display
(2) Index display
4-image index and 9-image index.
(3) Jump display (Image jump w/ Main Dial)
1/10/100 images, shooting date, by folder, movies, stills, rating
Highlight Alert On the detailed information and histogram displays, highlight areas with no image data will blink.
Image Protection and Erase
Protection Erase protection can be applied/canceled for a single image, all images in a folder, or all images in the card.
Erase Erase single image, erase selected images, erase all images on folder, erase all images in a card, or erase only unprotected images.
Printable Images JPEG images complying to Design rule for Camera File System
RAW images printable.
Movies cannot be printed.
DPOF: Digital Print Order Format
DPOF Version 1.1 compatible
Custom Functions 10 Custom Functions with 32 settings settable with the camera
Camera User Settings Not provided
My Menu Registration Up to six top-tier menu options and Custom Function settings can be registered.
Battery Battery Pack LP-E10 x 1
* With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E10, AC power is possible.
Battery Life Number of shots (approx.)
50% Flash Use
Live View Shooting
50% Flash Use
Total: 1 hr. 50 min.
Total: 1 hr. 30 min.
The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards
Battery Check Automatic battery level check when power is turned ON.
Battery level indicated in one of four levels on LCD monitor.
Power Saving Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 min.
Date/Time Battery Built-in secondary battery. When fully-charged, the date/time can be maintained for about three months.
* Recharge time for backup battery: Approx. 8 hours
Start-up Time Approx. 0.1 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 5.1 (W) x 3.9 (H) x 3.1 (D) in./ Approx. 129.9 (W) x 99.7 (H) x 77.9 (D) mm
Weight Approx. 17.4 oz. / 495g (body only)
Working Temperature Range 32-104°F/0-40°C
Working Humidity Range 85% or less
All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.
If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera, consult the lens maker.
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Had a hard time giving up my film. Glad i did. The camera is good value for the cost. There was enough to catch my attention and stay with it. I was suprized at the picture quality that "this cheap camera" could put out. I have given up on film and staying with this for a few months. Until i am more relaxed with this camera and upgrade to a better body. This will be passed on to a grandchild so they can start. Do your self a favour if you can afford to and buy some good glass as these can be used when you upgrade your camera body. I am having a lot of fun with this trying the different filters and I even have had no problems using this in -40 degree for extended time (5-6 hr.) The battery lasts a decent amount of time. If you are not sure about pictures i would say to you to buy this over a point and shoot. You can do so much more.
February 19, 2014
Purchased this as my first dslr and have been very pleased. I bought this model over other higher models mainly because I didnt require those better features. I accomplished what I wanted with this camera and it exceeded my expectations.
Picture quality was great, features were great, and of course at a good entry level price. As time passed i began to master many of the controls and features and got the most out of it. It was at this point that I started discovering the cameras limits. The focus system tended to be slow at time and very frustrating making me miss the shot. Low light gave it trouble but that was to be expected. The lack of being able to fire an off camera flash was another con.
Again though still a great camera for the money and the picture quality was great. Sure it has its limits but again for this being an entry level I think it serves it purpose just right.
December 7, 2013
best camera !
The reason i brought this is because it fit my hand perfit ! and this camera does have good pic so far ! it take time to get ust to this and learning more about this T3. i love this camera !!
the down side is this camera is heavy not much thuo !
November 28, 2013
Good entry level
Great for beginners! I bought this to take pictures of my new baby and have been relatively pleased. Overall, it's been great and I have gotten some great images. Now that I've been using it for 6 months it leaves some things to be desired. Here's a list of my gripes;
1: kit lens. Gives you tack sharp images maybe 1 in 5 shots
2: high ISO gives a lot of noise
3: metering: I find myself having to meter the sky and use exposure compensation of -2 stops with a circular polarizer just to get the sky not to blow out and loose data. Fixable in post but annoying.
October 15, 2013