Summary Canon T3

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With 18-55mm lens
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
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Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
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Movie format
Help 720p @ 30fps
Screen size
Help 2.7"
Light sensitivity
Help 6,400 ISO
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Also known as: Canon EOS 1100D

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Avatar for CHAP CHAP (3:48 PM, March 29, 2014)
cyens (2:33 AM, February 22, 2014)
I love this camera, its very well made and takes very nice pictures!
Ali (1:23 PM, September 22, 2013)
I don't know that much about cameras, but I'd assume you'd want something with image stabilization and very little shutter lag.
Avatar for Sophia Ballin Sophia Ballin (0:40 AM, March 11, 2013)
I was wondering if the canon rebel t3 can use lenses from the canon rebel t3i ?
Dez (8:56 PM, February 23, 2013)
I am debating on buying the canon rebel t3 or Fujifilm finepix hs25exr. Does anyone have any advice on which one to go with? I have a 1 year old and 2 year old so I'd like something that would be great for capturing children.
Randy (1:46 AM, February 02, 2012)
try another memory card
Randy (1:41 AM, February 02, 2012)
Great camera for the price had it for about 4 months now shot over 3 thousands pictures with-out any problems, just keep a lens on it to keep the sensor clean and if it needs to be there's a very easy instructions in your manual to do it your self or take it to best-buy.
Avatar for juliekwak juliekwak (6:54 AM, January 29, 2012)
it does indeed, especially paired with the 50mm f/1.8 ("nifty fifty") :)
Bob Fisher (0:56 AM, January 23, 2012)
Probably not, unless you plan on shooting in dusty/dirty conditions it isn't too big of a deal. 
Josifarmer96 (2:42 AM, January 17, 2012)
I am debating buying this camera as my first personal DSLR camera. Is the lack of a self- cleaning sensor really that much of a con? Should I spend more  money on a camera that does have one? 
Photoguy32 (5:29 AM, January 07, 2012)
I Have this camera and did alot of research on it before I bought it and found that alot of things on the internet talk about how bad it is when actually it is a very well made camera. It is worth the money and produces great photos. If anyone is looking for a good camera thats easy to use I would highly recomend this camera.
Avatar for Steven Suarez Steven Suarez (6:20 PM, November 08, 2011)
Amazing camera!!! I love it!
Julianshnayder34 (4:45 AM, August 30, 2011)
I have a question, do you think it would be worth it to sell my Canon T3 and buy a used 40D that just had its shutter replaced? The things that worry me is how it will fit in my hand, and the cropping difference between this camera and that one. How much better is the picture quality truly on the 40D? Also how much cropping will I lose going from 12.2 mp to 10.1? Thank you for any clarification.
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (4:55 PM, August 28, 2011)
The Canon T3 specs are updated now.
Avatar for Julian Shnayder Julian Shnayder (4:24 PM, August 28, 2011)
That is good to know for my own personal information as well, because now there is no question that I have to use blowers to clean the dust of the sensor, but I will not attempt any more drastic means like swabbing.
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (4:17 PM, August 28, 2011)
Hi Darth, yes the T3 does accept EF and EF-S lenses, we include both when we display the # of lenses available.  Lack of image stabilization is listed as a con because DSLRs from Sony and Pentax (for example) include in-body image stabilization which means you get IS with all lenses.
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (4:16 PM, August 28, 2011)
Hi Julian, good catch, it looks like according to Canon that the T3 lacks the automatic sensor cleaning that the T3i has (for example), we'll get the specs updated.
Avatar for Julian Shnayder Julian Shnayder (2:47 PM, August 28, 2011)
I keep reading from various sites as well as the manual for the camera that it does not have a self cleaning sensor. Yet for various versus against other cameras your site states that it does, I would appreciate if that was checked out, Thank you.
Tycus1supreme (7:22 AM, August 14, 2011)
in comparison to the canon sx30 is, i thought it would get greater rate but it didn't! This camera is smaller and lighter and even though it doesn't have flip-out screen or an image stabilizer it has a WAY bigger sensor and higher true pixels., with the correct settings you wouldn't need the UltraSonic Image Stabilizer... 
Avatar for darth laidher darth laidher (8:34 PM, August 04, 2011)
just going over the specs, it says  that the T3  accepts EF lenses which is true but it also accepts EF-S lenses. Also why lable no image stabilization a con?? a lot if not most canon lenses come with image stabilization so IMO that should not be considered a con.
Avatar for darth laidher darth laidher (8:14 PM, August 04, 2011)
I own this camera and it takes great pictures. 
bigheug (1:35 AM, July 10, 2011)
i took some pics and i went back to view them and they were not there...any ideas why its not saving all of them.
Thebeast (5:41 PM, April 24, 2011)
its actually a very good camera... despite all the internet criticism
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (4:34 PM, March 26, 2011)
How do you mean it doesn't work?
Timmyome67 (4:23 PM, March 26, 2011)
bad camera . dosent work