Canon EOS 1100D (EOS Rebel T3 / EOS Kiss X50)

Announced Feb 7, 2011 •
12 megapixels | 2.7 screen | APS-C sensor
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Announced Feb 7, 2011

The Rebel T3 / EOS 1100D is the second in Canon's line of budget-concious entry-level DSLRs, aimed more at first-time DSLR users, rather than the keen enthusiasts it attracts with the bigger Rebels. It features a solid specification based on well-known technologies with an easy-to-use interface that offers a lot of capability without the risk of it out-shining its more expensive siblings. It offers a 12MP sensor along with the 9-point AF system that's trickled down from the company's higher-end cameras.

There's also 720p movie recording at 25 or 30 fps that uses the efficient H.264 compression method. It features a smaller viewfinder and relatively simple rear screen (2.7" LCD with 230,00 dots), but all the key features for a first-time DSLR user. Available with both stabilized (IS) and unstabilized versions of the kit lens, we'd recommend paying the extra for the IS version.

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Article, Oct 2, 2011
Review, Apr 13, 2011
Quick specs
Body type Compact SLR
Max resolution 4272 x 2848
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (22.2 x 14.8 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Lens mount Canon EF/EF-S
Focal length mult. 1.6×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 2.7
Screen dots 230,000
Min shutter speed 30 sec
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format H.264, Motion JPEG
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 495 g (1.09 lb / 17.46 oz)
Dimensions 130 x 100 x 78 mm (5.12 x 3.94 x 3.07)
GPS None

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Our review

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.

Good for: 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

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