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

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

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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Other reviews
Canon EOS 1100D review (Rebel T3 review)
By: Mike Lowe, What Digital Camera (Mar 10, 2011)

There are very few things that let the Canon EOS 1100D (Rebel T3) down. Although we're not overly keen on some design elements, the body's smooth plastic finish or the live view mode's sluggish focusing, that's pretty much where the moaning stops.

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

The Canon EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D is an affordable entry-level DSLR from one of the biggest names in the business. At this price-point, it's not surprising to find Canon mostly sourcing components from past models rather than developing new ones from scratch, but while there's subsequently few surprises in the performance, the end result is a solid spec which will satisfy the first-time DSLR...

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