Canon’s Rebel brand of digital cameras has been very popular for years. One of the newest is the Canon EOS Rebel T3 (March 2011). This camera has been specifically designed for beginners’ first experience with a DSLR photography and videography. It’s small and lightweight and has interchangeable lenses. Photographers, new to DSLRs, will find this model to be very comfortable in their hands, takes outstanding digital photos quickly and easily, and has exceptional exposure capabilities in low light.
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Canon has packed an incredible amount of picture-taking power in the relatively small T3. Primary features include a 12.2-megapixel Canon CMOS image sensor, a proprietary DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor, a 9-point Auto-focus system, a 100–6400 ISO range, a 63-zone dual-layer metering system and a pop-up flash. Beginners who enter the DSLR world with the Canon T3 will discover that it absorbs more light with less noise. This means higher quality digital photos shot in low-light conditions. Because the T3 collects light so well, any photographer will be able to freeze fast motion, even at 3 frames per second. The camera will accept SD, SDHC or new extended capacity SDXC memory cards.
One of the Rebel T3’s most exciting features is that it shoots 1280x720 HD movies, which results in a very high quality image of 12-megapixel resolution. It’s been designed to switch from digital photography to digital video with a quick mode setting change. Beginners will particularly like the EOS Feature Guide. It includes a Quick Settings Screen, which was created to make it easier to understand the various camera settings, with detailed descriptions and recommendations for use.
Even the newest rookie digital photographers will quickly learn how to change the various settings, and take better pictures almost immediately. He or she can select either the Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Action or Night Scene auto mode, and then view a menu screen that will help the photographer adjust each image’s ambience. The Rebel T3 has a number of basic shooting “zones,” from which the photographer can adjust exposures according to the lighting or the type of scene. Ambience settings are from Vivid, Soft, Warm, Intense, Cool, Brighter, Darker to Monochrome. A separate light setting offers the choices of Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, Fluorescent Light or Sunset.
The Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR camera comes with Canon’s new EF-S 18–55mm f/3.5-5.6 II zoom lens at an estimated retail price of $599.99. The new lens features Canon’s optical lens-shift image stabilization system, with four full stops of image-shake correction. This is accomplished with the new IS algorithms. The lens recognizes the difference between normal digital photography and the panning motion when in HD video mode. The T3 can also be paired with all of Canon’s more than 60 Canon EF and EF-S lenses.
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