The Rebel T3 is a replacement for the 2.5 year old Rebel XS model, and incorporates quite a range of updates to bring the camera up to date in the company’s line. the new Rebel T3 has increased the sensor resolution to twelve megapixels. Also new in the Rebel T3 is a nine-point AF system. The Rebel T3 also now supports the latest generation SDXC cards, including the very cool Eye-Fi cards, and includes a greater selection of reduced resolution shooting options.
The Rebel T3 also has a much wider ISO sensitivity range of 100 to 6,400 equivalents, an expanded +/-5 EV exposure compensation range, an adjustable Auto Lighting Optimization function, and the Highlight Tone Priority mode seen on many recent Canon DSLRs. It also adds high-def 720p movie shooting capability, HDMI video output, and a slightly larger 2.7-inch LCD display. Not all the changes are entirely positive, though. Burst shooting speed is barely changed at 3 frames per second, but burst depth falls to just 4-5 large/fine JPEG or two Raw frames.
The Rebel T3 ships with a new kit lens, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II, in a bundle priced at around US$600. This lens’ image stabilization system is said to offer a four-stop improvement. the new Rebel T3 should be in stores around March 2011.
So once you purchase that new Rebel T3, head on over to the SCV Center for Photography and sign-up for our Basic DSLR Camera workshops and we will help you get started.