Rebel T3/1100D

Canon T3/1100D
  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 3 stars
$250 to $380
  • 60%

  • Canon T3/1100D
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  • Last modified: October 18, 2017
  • Usability
    Editor: 60%
  • Image Quality
    Editor: 40%
  • Speed
    Editor: 40%
  • Accessories
    Editor: 75%

Canon’s entry-level camera, the T3, is my standard recommendation for everyone’s first camera. Even if you have a budget of thousands of dollars, I’d rather you spend more of your budget on lenses, flashes, tripods, and software. The T3 gets the job done, but it does have a couple of weaknesses:

  • Limited buttons require you to look at the screen to make common adjustments, such as adding exposure compensation. This can slow you down by a few seconds, but isn’t a problem for most photographers.
  • Video is limited to 720p, whereas all other Canon cameras record 1080p.
  • The autofocusing system makes it frustrating to photograph moving subjects.


  • Low price
  • Compatible with Canon lenses and flashes


  • Poor image quality
  • Slow focusing
  • Manual controls require extra button presses