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
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
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.
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:
||Number of Images
4 GB SDHC Card
||12.2M: 4272 x 2848
||6.3M: 3088 x 2056
||3.4M: 2256 x 1504
||2.5 MP: 1920 x 1280
||0.35 MP: 720 x 480
||12M: 4272 x 2848
|RAW + JPEG
||12M: 4272 x 2848
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
No recording media is supplied with
The EOS Rebel T3 offers 14 different shooting modes arranged on the Mode Dial in the following zones:
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.
Blurs the background to make the human subject stand out
This mode is for wide scenic views, night scenes, or to have
everything in focus from near to far.
Use this mode to take close-up shots of flowers, insects, etc
For fast-moving subjects when you want to freeze the action
Portrait: This mode is for images of people at twilight or at
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
Aperture-priority AE: In this mode, you set the desired aperture
value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the
Exposure: In this mode, you set both the shutter speed and aperture
value as desired
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
||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.
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:
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:
Cloudy: for cloudy days, dusk and dawn, color
temperature: 6000 K
for incandescent illumination, color temperature: 3200 K
Light: eliminates typical green color casts, color temperature: 4000 K
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
white balance data for the setting, color temperature:
Other WB Settings:
Color Temperature: manually set color temperature from 2500-10000 K in 100 K increments
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
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.
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)
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
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.
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
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
increments. The flash range varies with the ISO speed. Other flash functions
- 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:
||File Size (MB)
4272 x 2848
3088 x 2056
2256 x 1504
|Small 2 2.5 MP
1920 x 1280
|Small 3 0.35M
720 x 480
4272 x 2848
|RAW + JPEG (Fine)
4272 x 2848
|16.7 + 4.4
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.
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.
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
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
Exif Print (Exif 2.21): The Canon EOS
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
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 32°F (0°C)
||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.
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: 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
- PhotoStitch Ver. 3.1 for Windows (3.2 for Mac): You can
merge up to four JPEG images to create panorama images.
- 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: 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:
- Filter Diameter: 58mm
- Diameter: 2.759"
- With caps: 3.589" min; 3.905" max.
- Without caps: 3.141" min; 3.42" max.
- Weight: 7.1 ounces