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Canon EOS Rebel T3 Kit

12.2-megapixel digital SLR camera with 18-55mm lens & HD movie mode

Item # 280REBELT3

Photos at the speed of life Point-and-shoot cameras let you take fantastic photos, as long as your subjects stay put.

Photos at the speed of life Point-and-shoot cameras let you take fantastic photos, as long as your subjects stay put.

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Item # 280REBELT3

About the Canon EOS Rebel T3 Kit

Photos at the speed of life
Point-and-shoot cameras let you take fantastic photos, as long as your subjects stay put. But capturing crisply focused shots of a fast-moving toddler, high-energy puppy, or family athlete in mid-stride often demands something faster than a pocket cam. For that, you need an SLR like Canon's EOS Rebel T3. This nimble SLR camera gives you the speed and responsiveness to catch all the action of life's dramas in crisp, detail-rich pictures and brilliant HD videos.

Photos at the speed of life
Point-and-shoot cameras let you take fantastic photos, as long as your subjects stay put. But capturing crisply focused shots of a fast-moving toddler, high-energy puppy, or family athlete in mid-stride often demands something faster than a pocket cam. For that, you need an SLR like Canon's EOS Rebel T3. This nimble SLR camera gives you the speed and responsiveness to catch all the action of life's dramas in crisp, detail-rich pictures and brilliant HD videos.

From full-auto to hands-on shooting, this cam does it all
The T3's fully automatic operation lets you start snapping beautiful photos and movies right away — even if you've never used an SLR. Or you can use the new Basic+ setting to adjust images yourself. This mode provides easy-to-use controls that let you fine-tune the look of your pictures without needing to know anything technical about how it all works. Newbies will appreciate Canon's Feature Guide that displays short, on-screen explanations of what each function does to help them get the hang of things. Plus, this camera gives you the full manual control and focusing capabilities that SLRs are famous for, when you're ready to branch out and explore your creative side.

A bright, clear display and image stabilizing lens
The crisp 2-11/16" LCD monitor gives you a clear view of the pictures and videos you've taken. Or you can use it in the "live view" mode to line up your shots just like you would with a point-and-shoot camera. On-demand grid lines on the LCD make it easy to take level portraits and landscapes. The press of a button lets you quickly toggle between live view shooting with the LCD or using the cam's traditional optical viewfinder. The supplied Canon image stabilizing zoom lens helps keep your pictures and movies looking sharp, even in low-light shooting environments where camera shake can cause images to blur.


Product highlights:

  • 12.2-megapixel effective recording
  • APS-C-size CMOS image sensor (22 x 14.7 mm)
  • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens (35mm equivalent focal length: 29-88mm)
    • 3X optical zoom
    • accepts 58mm filters and attachments
  • 2-11/16" LCD with Live View allows composing still shots and video on-screen in real-time
  • HD movie mode (up to 720p at 30 or 25 frames per second)
  • optical viewfinder with diopter adjustment
  • DIGIC 4 image processor provides exceptional image quality and high-speed shooting
  • 9-point autofocus system for rapid, precise autofocusing
  • 63-zone metering system for accurate exposure
  • hot shoe for Canon EX-series Speedlite flash accessories
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Compatible Lenses:
  • compatible with Canon EF and EF-S lenses
Exposure Modes and Controls:
  • continuous shooting mode: 3 JPEG frames per second (up to 830 images), or 2 RAW frames per second (up to 5 images)
  • shutter speed range: 30-1/4,000 seconds, bulb
  • sensitivity or ISO (film speed equivalent) range: 100-6,400
  • shooting modes include: program auto, creative auto, auto depth-of-field, flash off, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, and manual
  • flash sync at 1/200 second
File Formats and Storage:
  • still image storage modes: RAW (14-bit), JPEG, or RAW+JPEG (FIne/Large)
  • top JPEG resolution (pixels): 4,272 x 2,848
  • movie file formats: MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)
  • movie image size: up to 1,280 x 720 resolution (at 25 or 30 frames per second)
  • uses optional SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
Connections and Dimensions:
  • high-speed USB interface
  • mini HDMI output (cable not included)
  • input jack for Canon RS-60E3 wired remote
  • 5-1/8"W x 4"H x 5-7/16"D (with lens)
  • weight (body only): 17.8 oz.
Supplied Accessories:
  • Canon 18-55mm IS II zoom lens
  • rechargeable LP-E10 lithium ion battery
  • LC-E10 battery charger
  • adjustable neck strap
  • USB cable
  • body cap and eyepiece cover
  • software CD-ROM (PC and Mac)
  • MFR # 5157B002

What's in the box:

  • Digital camera body (with body cap installed)
  • EF-S 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 IS II lens (with lens caps installed on both ends)
  • LP-E10 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery with plastic terminal cover installed (7.4V/860 mAh)
  • LC-E10 Battery charger (8.3V / 0.58A)
  • 52" USB cable (with USB type A connector on one end and a male mini-USB-Ver 2.0 on the other)
  • Adjustable cloth neck strap (with attached eyepiece cover)
  • Canon EOS Digital Solution Disk CD-ROM Ver.24.0
  • Camera Instruction Manual CD-ROM
  • Canon EOS Digital Software Instruction Manual CD-ROM
  • Basic Instruction Manual (Eng/Fren/Span)
  • Camera Warranty Card
  • Lens Warranty Card
  • Do More with Macro! booklet
  • Great Photography IS Easy! booklet
  • Flash Classroom booklet
  • Online registration card
  • USB warning note
  • CD-ROM Manual correction sheet

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Features & specs

LCD Screen Size 2.7"
Adjustable-angle LCD No
Wi-Fi No
GPS-enabled No
Lens 35mm Equivalent 29-88mm
Optical Zoom 3x
Digital Zoom N/A
Filter Diameter 58mm
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
HDMI Output Mini
Internal Memory None
Memory Media SD/SDHC/SDXC
Sensor Size 22.0 x 14.7mm CMOS
Megapixels 12.2
Image Stabilization Optical
Highest Resolution 4272 x 2848
4K Video No
Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Width (inches) 5-1/8
Height (inches) 4
Depth (inches) 5-7/16
Weight With Battery (ounces) 17.5
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Overview: This Canon EOS Rebel T3 kit includes the EOS Rebel T3 camera body and the EF-S 18-55 IS zoom lens. It has a standard Canon EF mount, and is compatible with Canon EF lenses, including EF-S lenses.

Viewfinder: The Rebel T3 uses an eye-level SLR viewfinder with a fixed pentamirror with 0.8x magnification (w/50mm lens) for approximately 95% vertical and horizontal coverage. It has a -2.5 to +0.5 diopter adjustment so you can focus the viewfinder to suit your eyesight (with or without eyeglasses). When using the self-timer or remote control, when your eye does not cover the viewfinder eyepiece, stray light may enter the eyepiece and affect the exposure when the image is captured. To prevent this, you can use the supplied eyepiece cover, attached to the neck strap, to cover the eyepiece.

2.7" Clear View LCD Monitor: The T3 features a 2.7" TFT color LCD monitor. It has a 4:3 aspect ratio and approximately 230,000 dots for Live View composition and viewing recorded images. The LCD monitor offers approximately 99% viewing coverage and 7 brightness levels to choose from.

Live View: The Live View Function enables viewing your subjects directly on the camera's 2.7" LCD monitor. The camera allows you to magnify any part of the scene 5x or 10x for precise manual focusing. You can access a number of Auto Focusing modes including Quick Mode, Live Mode, and Face Detection Live Mode. Exposure simulation displays and simulates how the brightness of the actual image will look. You can choose one of two grid overlay options for the LCD screen to help you line up vertical and horizontal lines. The camera can be controlled remotely via a computer through a USB connection, or wirelessly with the optional RS-60E3 remote switch (280RS60E3, sold separately).

12.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor: Canon's large-area CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range, and offers approximately 12.8 million total pixels and 12.2 million effective pixels. This APS-C-sized sensor (22.0mm x 14.7mm) has the same 3:2 ratio as film cameras, enabling an effective angle of view that is approximately 1.6x the normal EF Lens focal length.

DIGIC 4 Image Processor: The next generation DIGIC 4 Image Processor uses advanced signal processing technologies to provide faster operations and write times to the memory card. The chip also enables Face Detection Live mode to detect and focus on multiple faces, while the Auto Lighting Optimizer corrects brightness and contrast automatically.

Image Recording: The camera records 3:2 aspect ratio still images in JPEG and RAW (14-bit Canon original) formats. You can choose from the following image sizes: Large, Medium, Small 1, Small 2, and Small 3. For each resolution (except Small 2 and Small 3), you can set the compression to Fine or Normal. For RAW images, you can record only at the highest resolution. You can set the camera to RAW + JPEG and record a RAW image and a Large Fine JPEG image simultaneously. The estimated number of images that can be stored on a 4 GB SDHC Memory Card is as follows:

Quality Recording Pixels Compression Number of Images
4 GB SDHC Card
Large 12.2M: 4272 x 2848 Fine 830
Normal 1600
Medium 6.3M: 3088 x 2056 Fine 1400
Normal 2630
Small 1 3.4M: 2256 x 1504 Fine 2130
Normal 4060
Small 2 2.5 MP: 1920 x 1280 Fine 2880
Small 3 0.35 MP: 720 x 480 Fine 11280
RAW 12M: 4272 x 2848 None 210
RAW + JPEG 12M: 4272 x 2848 RAW: None
JPEG: Fine

RAW File Format: The RAW file format records the image data as captured by the camera's CMOS sensor without further processing and converts it to digital data and records it onto the card as is. RAW images can be adjusted, then developed and produced into JPEG or TIFF images using the provided software.

Recording Media: The EOS Rebel T3 records images on an SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards. It is also compatible with some brands of Eye-Fi cards that feature wireless transfer of images, although their performance is not guaranteed.

Note: No recording media is supplied with the camera.

Shooting Modes: The EOS Rebel T3 offers 14 different shooting modes arranged on the Mode Dial in the following zones:

  • Basic Zone:
    • Full Auto: The camera analyses the scene, and automatically selects the settings
    • Flash Off: Disables the flash for shooting in areas where flash photography is prohibited
    • Creative Auto: In this auto mode, you can still set the brightness, flash mode, sharpness, image recording quality, and picture style settings.
    • Portrait: Blurs the background to make the human subject stand out
    • Landscape: This mode is for wide scenic views, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far.
    • Close-up: Use this mode to take close-up shots of flowers, insects, etc
    • Sports: For fast-moving subjects when you want to freeze the action
    • Night Portrait: This mode is for images of people at twilight or at night
  • Creative Zone:
    • Program AE: This is a general-purpose shooting mode, the camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture value to suit the scene's brightness
    • Shutter-priority AE: In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the brightness of the subject
    • Aperture-priority AE: In this mode, you set the desired aperture value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the subject brightness
    • Manual Exposure: In this mode, you set both the shutter speed and aperture value as desired
    • Automatic Depth-of-field AE: This mode is for obtaining a wide depth of field automatically between a near subject and far subject
  • Movies: For recording movies (see below)

Shooting Movies: The EOS Rebel T3 can record movies in High Definition at 1280 x 720 at 30 fps. (You can change the frame rate to 25 fps if the clip is to be shown in areas where the TV format is PAL.) Movies are recorded in MOV format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression, and Linear PCM audio. You can record audio in mono using the built-in microphone. When shooting movies, a large-capacity SD card with a speed rating of Class 6 or higher is recommended. Slower cards may not record your movies properly. The maximum file size of a single movie clip is 4 GB. The estimated total recording time on SDHC memory cards is as follows:

Movie Recording Size Total Recording Time
4 GB Card 8 GB Card 16 GB Card
1280 x 720 @30 fps 17 min 34 min 1 hr 8 min

9-Point Auto-Focus System: The camera features a high-precision 9-point wide area auto-focus that uses cross-type points with lenses f/5.6 or faster, enabling the camera to focus faster, more accurately, and in ever more complex lighting. In addition, the EOS Rebel T3 incorporates a diagonally mounted, high-precision cross-type sensor at the center AF point that is sensitive to both vertical and horizontal lines when fast lenses (f/2.8 or faster) are used, for added accuracy and precision with these wide-aperture lenses. All focus points can be chosen automatically or manually.

AF Modes: The camera employs one of 3 AF systems to let you seize every photo opportunity with fast, accurate focus:

  • One-Shot AF: suited for still subjects, the camera focuses only once.
  • AI Servo AF: for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. The subject will be focused continuously while the shutter button is pressed halfway.
  • AI Focus AF: switches from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the subject starts moving.

Manual Focusing: If you choose to focus manually, you will need to set the focus mode switch on the lens from AF to MF, and turn the lens focusing ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder.

ISO Speed: When shooting in Basic Zone modes, ISO speed is automatically set between 100 and 3200 to suit the shooting conditions. In Creative Zone modes, ISO speed may be set from 100 to 6400 in 1/3-stop increments. When ISO Expansion is turned on, you can also select an ISO speed of 12800. For Auto ISO, you can set the maximum ISO speed between 400 and 6400.

White Balance: You can choose from the following white balance settings:

  • Auto: the camera sets the white balance automatically according to shooting conditions, color temperature: 3000-7000 K
  • Daylight: for recording outdoors on a bright day, color temperature: 5200 K
  • Shade: counters strong blue tones in open shade on sunny days, color temperature: 7000 K
  • Cloudy: for cloudy days, dusk and dawn, color temperature: 6000 K
  • Tungsten Light: for incandescent illumination, color temperature: 3200 K
  • White Fluorescent Light: eliminates typical green color casts, color temperature: 4000 K
  • Flash Use: a starting point for studio strobes and Canon Speedlites, color temperature: 6000 K
  • Custom: enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. By selecting this image, you import the white balance data for the setting, color temperature: 2000-10000 K
  • Other WB Settings:
    • Color Temperature: manually set color temperature from 2500-10000 K in 100 K increments
    • White Balance Correction: You can correct the standard color temperature for the white balance setting. It has the same effect as using a color temperature conversion filter or a color compensating filter. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels.

Color Space: The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. With this camera, you can set the color space for captured images to sRGB or Adobe RGB. For normal images, sRGB is recommended. In the Basic Zone modes, sRGB will be set automatically.

Shoot by Ambience: Except in the Scene Intelligent Auto and Flash Off Basic Zone modes, you can select the ambience for shooting. You can choose from Vivid, Soft, Warm, Intense, Cool, Brighter, and Darker, each at Low, Standard, or Strong effects. You can also choose a Monochrome setting, with Blue, B/W, or Sepia effects.

Picture Style: By selecting a picture style you can achieve various effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. Picture Style setting is not available in Basic Zone modes, except Creative Auto. Picture Style selections include:

  • Auto: the color tone is adjusted to suit the scene
  • Standard: image looks vivid, sharp, and crisp
  • Portrait: for nice skin tones, the image looks slightly sharp and crisp, color tone can be adjusted to change skin tone
  • Landscape: vivid blues and greens, very sharp and crisp image
  • Neutral: natural colors and subdued images, no sharpness applied. (recommended for users who prefer to process images on their PC)
  • Faithful: when the subject is photographed under a color temperature of 5200 K, the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject's color, no sharpness applied  (recommended for users who prefer to process images on their PC)
  • Monochrome: for black and white images
  • User Defined 1-3: you can register your own Picture Style settings for Portrait and Landscape modes.

Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used to alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure compensation amount can be set up to +/-5 stops in 1/3-stop increments, although the indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to +/-2 stops.

Auto Exposure Bracketing: With auto exposure bracketing (AEB), the camera automatically changes the exposure level up to +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments for three successive shots. When in Single Shooting mode, the camera will change the exposure level on three single shots (requiring three presses of the shutter release). In Continuous Shooting mode, you can take three shots with one press of the shutter release, and the exposure levels will change with each shot taken.

AE Lock: AE lock enables you to lock the exposure at a different place from the point of focus. After locking the exposure, you can recompose the shot while maintaining the desired exposure level. This feature is useful for backlit and spotlighted subjects.

Bulb Exposures: When bulb is set, the shutter is open during the time you keep pressing the shutter button fully. Bulb is useful when a long exposure is necessary for capturing night scenes, fireworks, the night sky, etc. The optional RS-60E3 remote switch (280RS60E3, sold separately) is also recommended for bulb exposures. It connects to the camera's 2.5mm sub-mini remote jack.

Flash: The camera's built-in retractable, auto pop-up flash with E-TTL II autoflash metering. The flash takes approximately 3 seconds to recycle for the next flash. The viewfinder has an icon to let you know the flash is ready. You can set the exposure compensation for the flash to +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments. The flash range varies with the ISO speed. Other flash functions include:

  • AF-Assist: Under low-light conditions, the built-in flash fires a brief burst of flashes when you press the shutter button halfway. This is to illuminate the subject to enable easier auto-focusing. It is effective up to approximately 13.1 feet away.
  • FE Lock: FE (flash exposure) lock obtains and locks the correct flash exposure reading for any part of a subject.
  • Red-Eye Reduction: Using the camera's Red-Eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture will reduce the common phenomenon of red-eye effect.

External Flash: In addition to the built-in flash, the EOS Rebel T3 has a hot shoe for adding optional external flash units. The camera is compatible with Canon's entire line of EX-series Speedlites, plus Macro Lites for close-ups. Canon EX-series Speedlites offer professional-quality illumination for virtually any subject.

Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:

  • Evaluative Metering: the camera's standard metering mode utilizes 63 zones within the frame, and is suited for most subjects even under backlit conditions; after detecting the main subject's position, brightness, background, front and back lighting conditions, etc, the camera sets the proper exposure
  • Partial Metering: effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting, etc, uses approximately 9% of the frame at the center
  • Center-weighted Average Metering: metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for the entire scene

Continuous Shooting Mode: In Continuous Shooting mode, you can shoot up to about 3 frames per second for JPEG, 2 fps for RAW, and 0.8 fps for RAW + JPEG. The maximum number of shots in a single burst will vary with the image quality setting. The maximum images in a single burst are as follows:

Image Size Compression File Size (MB) Maximum Burst
Large 12.2M
4272 x 2848
Fine 4.4 830
Normal 2.2 1600
Medium 6.3M
3088 x 2056
Fine 2.6 1400
Normal 1.4 2630
Small 1 3.4M
2256 x 1504
Fine 1.7 2130
Normal 0.9 4060
Small 2 2.5 MP
1920 x 1280
Fine 1.2 2880
Small 3 0.35M
720 x 480
Fine 0.3 11280
4272 x 2848
16.7 5
RAW + JPEG (Fine)
4272 x 2848
16.7 + 4.4 1

Self-Timer: The camera will record an image following a preset time delay after pressing the shutter release. The self-timer lamp and beeper will indicate a countdown before the picture is taken. You can choose from the following self-timer modes:

  • 10 Second: The camera takes a single image 10 seconds after pressing the shutter release button. You can also use the optional remote control in this mode.
  • 2 Second: The camera takes a single image 2 seconds after pressing the shutter release.
  • 10 Second Continuous Shots: The camera begins taking a series of images (two to ten) 10 seconds after the shutter release button is pressed.

Auto Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback. You can set the camera to auto rotate for the LCD monitor only, for the computer only, or for both the LCD monitor and computer.

Image Review: The image can be displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after you shoot. The review time can be set to off (not displayed), 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Hold, which keeps the image displayed on the LCD monitor until the camera is focused again.

Slide Show: You can view all images on the memory card one after another with the Auto Playback function (slide show). You can set the time each image is displayed on the LCD monitor to 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, or 20 seconds. You can also select which images to display: all images, images by date, images by folder, movies only, stills only, or by rating.

Index Display: This feature allows you to view four (2 x 2) or nine (3 x 3) images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly.

Jump Display: During playback you can jump to images 1, 10 or 100 images at a time. You can also jump images by shooting date, folder, movies only, stills only, or by rating.

Image Magnification: When viewing a still picture in single image playback mode, you can magnify the image from 1.5x to 10x. While the image is magnified, you can scroll anywhere around the image.

Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270° clockwise in the LCD monitor.

Multi-Language: The camera's menu system supports 25 different languages including English, French and Spanish.

Auto Power Off: To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after a period of non-operation. The Auto Power Off time can be set to 30 seconds or 1, 2, 4, 8, or 15 minutes.

Note: The Auto Power Off function will not activate in Auto Playback Mode.

PictBridge Printing: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is a standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand.

Exif Print (Exif 2.21): The Canon EOS Rebel T3 conforms to Exif Print, a worldwide standard. Vital camera settings (such as exposure mode, white balance, exposure time) and scene data are recorded to the image file when it is captured. Printers compatible with Exif Print are able to use this information to produce high quality photographs, exactly the way they were intended at the time of capture. This intelligent communication process also allows the printer to correct for poor lighting or mistakes, resulting in photos that can be even better than the originals.

DPOF Print Settings: On the memory card, you can select which image or images you want to print and how many copies you want. This is convenient for printing images all at once, on optional Canon direct print function compliant printers, on PictBridge compliant printers, or at participating photo labs.

HDMI Outputs: The T3 is equipped with a mini-HDMI jack which allows you to connect the camera to an HDTV. The HDMI output terminal is CEC-compatible. A mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable, such as the Canon HTC-100 (280HTC100), is required.

Note: There is no analog audio/video output. The camera cannot be connected to a TV with an analog A/V cable.

Power Options: The EOS Rebel T3 operates on the supplied LP-E10 Lithium-Ion battery (7.2V/860 mAh). Battery performance decreases when used in temperatures below 32° F. The battery can be charged in the supplied LC-E10 battery charger in approximately 2 hours. Typical battery life for the LP-E10 battery is as follows:

  At 73°F (23°C) At 32°F (0°C)
No Flash Approx. 800 shots Approx. 750 shots
50% Flash Use Approx. 700 shots Approx. 650 shots

Optional AC Power: With the optional ACK-E10 AC adapter kit, you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery becoming exhausted.

Optional Lens Compatibility: The EOS Rebel T3 is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF lineup, ranging from ultra-wide-angle to super-telephoto lenses, and including Canon's new EF-S series lenses, manufactured specifically for the Digital SLRs.

Supplied Software

Supplied Software: The EOS Rebel T3 comes bundled with the EOS Digital Solution Disc Ver. 24.0, which includes:

  • ZoomBrowserEX Ver. 6.7 (Windows)/ImageBrowser Ver. 6.7 (Macintosh): primarily for JPEG image viewing, editing, organizing, and printing. You can also play and edit MOV movies and extract still images from movies.
  • Digital Photo Professional Ver. 3.10 (Windows/Mac): primarily for RAW image viewing, editing, processing, and printing (you can also edit JPEG images while retaining the original images)
  • Picture Style Editor Ver. 1.9 (Windows/Mac): allows you to edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and save them as original Picture Style files
  • EOS Utility Ver. 2.10 (Windows/Mac): allows you to download images from your camera's memory card onto your computer's hard drive
  • PhotoStitch Ver. 3.1 for Windows (3.2 for Mac): You can merge up to four JPEG images to create panorama images.

Operating System Requirements:

  • Windows: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista (Service Pack 1, 2), Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6

Lens Features

Lens: This EOS Rebel T3 kit comes with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

Image Stabilizer: The lens has a lens shift type Image Stabilizer. With the Image Stabilizer turned on, you can obtain sharp, natural-looking pictures in dim lighting without using flash or a tripod. The Image Stabilizer is turned on/off through a switch on the barrel of the lens.

Macro Mechanism: The lens is equipped with a macro mechanism for low magnification close-up photography. The auto-focus function is also available in the macro range.

Auto/Manual Focus Modes: To shoot in auto-focus mode, you must set the focus mode switch on the lens to "AF." To manually focus the camera, you must set the switch on the camera barrel to "MF," and focus by turning the focusing ring.

Optional Accessories: This lens can be used with an optional EW-60C hood and optional screw-on filters (58mm).


  • Focus Length/Aperture: 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22-36
  • Construction: 11 elements in 9 groups
  • Angle of View:
    • Diagonal: 74º20' - 27º50'
    • Vertical: 64º30' - 23º20'
    • Horizontal: 45º30' - 15º40'
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.34x (at 55mm)
  • Field of View: 8.1" x 5.3" to 2.6" x 1.8" (at 0.82')
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 0.82' (9.84")
  • Filter Diameter: 58mm
  • Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 2.759"
    • Length:
    • With caps: 3.589" min; 3.905" max.
    • Without caps: 3.141" min; 3.42" max.
    • Weight: 7.1 ounces

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Hi...I'm ready to move up from my beloved small and portable point and shoot that has taken some great pics all over the world. I'm looking into creating higher quality photos that I might sell retail. Would you recommend this camera for its ease of use and great quality photos without mortgaging the house? Many thanks C.
[ Cheryl  Mar 26, 2014 ]
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Monica V. mentioned that she could not see the image in the screen while focusing or taking the picture. My question is: How do you focus or how do you know you're getting all of the subject in the picture?
[ Paula  Jul 18, 2014 ]
I am little slow, but I really like this camera. I had a film Rebel and I missed it. After several point and shoot Canons, I decided to get a digital Rebel. I love the way it feels, I had missed that. It takes nice pictures. My daughter has a very expensive Canon and she thinks this doesn't compare, but I didn't pay what she did either. It works for me. I wish I had time to try all the things it will do, but I still just "point and shoot". :)
[ JOY  Apr 02, 2014 ]
The Canon EOS Rebel T3 has been great so far. I have owned 2 different Canon Powershots in the past, had great luck with these, reliable, and durable. So far the Rebel T3 has been the same, easy to use, and reliable. I have not been using it for retail photos, only personal use, but don't see why this camera can't do the job when in the hands of a professional. Best wishes, M
[ MICHAEL J  Mar 27, 2014 ]
yes i do love the camera. i don't have much to compare it to though. my first quality digital. takes fast photos. the one down side is that you can't see the image in the screen when you are focusing/taking the photo. unless its on video or one other mode. i think some other cameras allow for this. not sure. not a big deal though. takes beautiful photos. very happy with them. my techy friends also recommended this one to me for bang for the buck.
[ MONICA  Mar 26, 2014 ]
Yes, I like the camera very much. I would like to get a bigger zoom lens one of these days. Goodluck, Valerie
[ VALERIE  Mar 26, 2014 ]
I bought this for wife, she loves it. I did a lot of research before we got the cannon. But we found out is to go with what you know Canon or whatever. Also it's the lenses not necessarily the body that gives you the quality of pictures that you want. I would recommend this camera has been very great for taking sports shots of our sons hockey games
[ MATT  Mar 26, 2014 ]
Hello to you. I did the same thing moving from a point & shoot to this Canon Rebel SLR. This Canon works just great and is very easy to use. When I turn it on, its already in "Automatic" mode so I can just start taking pictures right away. I know that I can make adjustments other than Auto mode but using it this way makes it quick and simple. I had to wait with my other camera for the picture to "Save" to the memory card but this Canon does it fast so I can shoot another picture right away. It is a bigger and heavier camera to carry around but you will get used to that especially knowing what the Canon can do. The picture quality is so very good, so much better than my old point & shoot. I had always wanted to get myself a good SLR camera over the years and finally got this and I am very happy with it. Good luck. Joe...
[ JOSEPH  Mar 26, 2014 ]
Yes. This camera is very easy to use and produces high quality photos. The only time I've not been able to get good photos is when I've tried to take action shots at distance in low light. The many different modes makes it easy to take just about any shot you want.
[ JESSICA  Mar 26, 2014 ]
I purchased the camera as a gift and have not used it myself so I am unable to personally comment on it. From the research I did on it before buying it, I found many good reviews.
[ Harry  Mar 26, 2014 ]

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