Image quality; Relatively user-friendly; Cheapest entry-point to Canon DSLR system
Plastic finish feels a bit cheap; No rubberisation on grip; Contrast-detect live view AF is slow
Build quality: 8/10
Image quality: 9/10
- Good image quality that's similar to modern 14 Mpixel rivals.
- Quick and easy access to many settings.
- Live View and HD video recording (albeit at 720p only).
- Supplied with decent RAW and remote control software.
- Plasticky body with no rubber surfaces - feels cheap.
- Continuous shooting buffer small. Slows down for RAW.
- Relatively small 2.7in screen.
- Weaker popup flash than many rivals.
Canon EOS Rebel T3
•Decent resolution and detail at base ISO
•Consistently reliable metering and good AF accuracy
•Useful highlight tone priority mode
•Intuitive user interface
•Beginner-friendly 'Basic+' control Screens
•On-screen Q-Menu offers good access to shooting settings
•Good battery life
•Comprehensive software bundle
•Attractive price point
•Plastic body has a cheap feel to it, no rubberized grips
•Very simple video mode (no manual controls, only one resolution setting, no external mic)
•Very slow contrast detect AF in live view and movie mode
•Comparatively small viewfinder
•Combined battery/card compartment can make tripod use a little tricky
•Flash less powerful than on previous Canon entry-level models
•Slow continuous shooting in RAW mode
•Spec-sheet a little weak compared to some competitors
Build quality: 5.7/10
Ergonomics & handling: 7.1/10
Metering & focus accuracy: 5.7/10
Image quality (raw): 6.5/10
Image quality (jpeg): 5/10
Low light / high ISO performance: 5.9/10
Viewfinder / screen rating: 3.6/10
Movie / video mode: 5/10
Beginners who want a solid entry-level camera for general photography
Not so good for
Photographers who focus on video, extreme low light photography or anything that requires fast continuous shooting
The Canon EOS 1100D is a solid entry-level performer but doesn't offer anything out of the ordinary. The image quality is decent, it's easy to use and beginners will find their way around the user interface pretty quickly. However, competition in the entry-level market is fierce and it is worth having a closer look at other options as well.
Image Quality: 9/10
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No gradeCanon EOS Digital Rebel T3 SLR
Lightweight and compact body available in four colors; Black, Red, Metalic Gray, and Brown
Loads of useful exposure options for Any user
Image quality is excellent, both indoors and out
Flash button in comfortable location
Button customization for various controls; like the flash and Set buttons for instance
Robust shooting performance
Capable AF system, even in low-light to almost total darkness with flash as AF-assist lamp
OVF is nice and comfortable
Impressive high ISO performance
Amazing low price of just $599 US with the EF-S 18-55mm IS II kit lens
No full HD video mode
Exposure can be a bit strong at times when shooting in the automatic exposure modes in bright sunlight
No rubberized grip like the T3i
LCD is a bit small (2.7-inches), but usable
Live View shooting performance is still quite sluggish
Autofocus during Live View is very poor, hunting for focus both indoors and out
Canon has hit a home run with their Canon EOS Rebel T3. The most affordable dSLR in their ranks, the T3 offers outstanding performance, ergonomics, and image quality for a price that is hard to beat by its competition. We here at Steve's give the T3 a huge "thumbs up"! Read more in our Full Conclusion.