Canon's CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range, and offers the most pixels in its class. It offers many of the same new technologies to maximize each pixel's light gathering efficiency that were first seen with the professional EOS-1D Mark III model. It's an APS-C size sensor (22.2 x 14.8mm), and there's an effective 1.6x increase in the lens's marked focal length when attached.
12.2 Megapixel APS-C Size CMOS Sensor
DIGIC 4 Image Processor
The improved DIGIC 4 Image Processor ensures that images are captured, processed and saved with remarkable speed. The EOS Rebel T3 DSLR's new 3:2 multiple aspect ratio, in-camera RAW image processing, creative filters, image resizing and provided S2 and S3 image-recording quality are all possible thanks to the DIGIC 4 Image Processor. With dazzling results, the new DIGIC 4 Image Processor also works to capture and process data of images shot at 12.2 Megapixels at 3.0 fps, as well as 14-bit signal processing for excellent image gradation, enhanced Face Detection Live mode, Full HD video recording, Auto Lighting Optimizer and Lens Peripheral Optimization.
Received this as a Christmas Gift to replace my precious Rebel Film Camera. Still have that as well. The DSLR T3 is compatible and this is what I liked since having multiple lenses. This was an important feature. The one feature I wish this camera would have is a the ability to hold a second battery similar to the T3i. Other than this, it is a remarkable camera.
Picuture quality is excellent with 12.2 MP. I typically shoot landscape photography as a hobby. Never dissapointed. I have shot wildlife as well and have gotten the clarity I wanted.
This is a great starter DSLR for the hobby / enthusiast. I don't think I'll trade it in, but will definiately look at the Mark 5 in the future. I truly like the adability with multiple lenses. This is what makes Canon a remarkable product!
September 11, 2013
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