"My two cents"5.0 starson by Branden01
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Summary: I recently purchased a Rebel T3 as a second camera body for shooting events professionally. (My primary camera is a Canon 5D MkII.) I am very impressed with the performance and image quality of this Rebel T3, and recommend it to anyone searching for a high quality dSLR.
Here's what is Most Impressive about the Rebel T3:
* Very light weight and easy to carry, yet Very solid design and craftsmanship
* Auto-white Balance is impressively improved over older models
* High-ISO (low light) performance is also amazing -- detail is preserved even at ISO 3200
* Tethered to a computer, this model works seamlessly and naturally
* The menus have built-in descriptions that can be enabled or disabled in accordance with the shooter's familiarity with the camera -- this is immensely useful
* Video quality is exceptional, and having a separate mode for video greatly simplifies use
* The menus are the same great Canon system that they've been perfecting and refining with each new release
* Bright and colorful LED screen
* Full compatibility with hundreds of models of lenses
Here are what I consider the compromises:
* The rear button system is a little different than the higher-end models, but almost as easy to use. I think this is a consequence of the smaller body size, mostly.
* No informational LCD. Instead the LED screen displays the information, or you see the details through the viewfinder. This is inconvenient, but again probably due to the size.
* No depth-of-field preview button
* SD memory cards only -- not CF like older Canon models
Altogether, I consider the compromises to be minor and mostly unimportant when it comes to actually taking photos. What you are getting with the Rebel T3 is the latest imaging technology in a small, compact, affordable body. It is a reliable, professional-level gateway into digital imaging. There are only minor compromises, which ultimately do not greatly affect the image. I feel confident in declaring that my skill level is the limiting factor on this camera, not its technical specifics.
Regarding lenses, I cannot speak about the included kit lens since I immediately sold it (the "body only" box was not available at the time). The lenses I've primarily used in the month I've had the Rebel T3 have been the EF 28mm f/1.8, which provides a "normal" field of view, the EF 100mm f/2, which is ideal for head/face portraiture, and the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, which is an excellent lens for travel and casual shooting, with very modern Image Stabilization. All three have performed excellently on this camera. ( Before you will buy the Rebel T3 I suggest you have to check for best price or lowest price in market at --> http://camerarev.blogspot.com/2011/09/canon-eos-rebel-t3.html )
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