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Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR

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wootalyzer


quality posts: 1 Private Messages wootalyzer

Wootalyzer's Pricing Post! - The price of today's woot item is saved here for future reference
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Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR
$399.99 + $5 Standard OR $9 Two-Day OR $12 One-Day Shipping
Condition: New

*DISCLAIMER* Wootalyzer! is in no way affiliated with Woot!, and this post may not always be here!

monkbuddy62


quality posts: 0 Private Messages monkbuddy62

hmmmm

ThunderThighs


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monkbuddy62 wrote:hmmmm

hmmmm?




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Peeweesp


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ThunderThighs wrote:hmmmm?



hmmmm?

CuzzinMerl


quality posts: 24 Private Messages CuzzinMerl
monkbuddy62 wrote:hmmmm



I think he should score a quality post for that comment.

seattlekleins


quality posts: 8 Private Messages seattlekleins
CuzzinMerl wrote:I think he should score a quality post for that comment.



Hmmmm.

ThunderThighs


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CuzzinMerl wrote:I think he should score a quality post for that comment.

That would give him a 16% Parade Float rating. He posts sparingly.




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gregbowman


quality posts: 44 Private Messages gregbowman

I agree . . . Hmmmmmmmmm

verywisegnome


quality posts: 3 Private Messages verywisegnome

Aaaaaahhh...

daharv16


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Ooooooooo...

garthsworld


quality posts: 2 Private Messages garthsworld

I purchased this camera a year ago in a black Friday sale from Target for $599 as a kit with this lens as well as a telephoto lens. Since the digital revolution I've only had point and shoot (several Canon Powershot models over the years). If you want more than your basic point and shoot this is a good option and a great price. Several "serious" photographers have looked at it with "oh... it's a T3" of disappointment. I've taken it on several trips and have usually used the auto settings and I've been pleased with the results and amazed at the battery life (I use the option where the image only shows on the screen for a moment after you take a photo).

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 604 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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I see that you are all trying to out do each other for the most informative post.




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rabidewok


quality posts: 12 Private Messages rabidewok

Wouldn't the appropriate response be "Cheeeeese!"?

Off to check out reviews!

gregbowman


quality posts: 44 Private Messages gregbowman

Here's my take on it - there's nothing wrong with this camera at this price, but it isn't, IMHO, a good enough deal. The camera is capable, solid, and in reality a very decent entry level prosumer DSLR that I have enjoyed shooing with - it is a workhorse and I have found it to be very reliable. But Canon makes much better for not much more money. Heck, I own a bridge camera that gives me better images than this camera that I picked up for $125.00 new on closeout. Of course, there are advantages here with the T3, not the least of which is interchangeable lenses and better video.

But I'm just "Hmmmmm" at the offer.

Even $50 less would have me in for one, at $100 less I'd buy several.

As it sits, it isn't tripping my trigger.

bluejester


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gregbowman


quality posts: 44 Private Messages gregbowman

Yup.

bluejester


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meandsecoya


quality posts: 12 Private Messages meandsecoya

I bought this back when it was on sale before and I have been very pleased with it so far. You will definitely want to get another lens for zoom. I'm saving up for one now. However, the quality of the photos is good enough that I can crop it and it doesn't lose any clarity. I'm still learning all the manual settings; I'm mostly using auto settings at this point and I've been pleased with those, also. Battery life has been good, too.

Edited to add two pictures I've taken with it.



PurplePawprints elsewhere

the1pony


quality posts: 6 Private Messages the1pony

I wouldn't be at all unhappy if someone were to buy this camera as a gift for me.

*waits*

Really- someone go ahead.

*crickets*

squatchy


quality posts: 5 Private Messages squatchy

Here's all the details, and more than you'd probably think of knowing about the camera http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos1100D

I'm waiting for a good deal for a DSLR body only. Personally I'd rather save money and not have the kit lens.

charliecarroll


quality posts: 105 Private Messages charliecarroll

Again Woot offers a Digital SLR Camera.

While many already know that SLR stands for, Single Lens Reflex and in fact knows what that is, I am sure there will be a visitor or two here that does not. So their question would be, What is SLR or, Single Lens Reflex?

So for those of you that do not know and while giving thought to buying this camera or another SLR, here is the link to explain exactly what SLR or Single Lens Reflex is.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single-lens_reflex_camera

charliecarroll


quality posts: 105 Private Messages charliecarroll

Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR and 18-55 IS II Lens Kit - $399.99 + $5 S&H - Good Deal?

Price Comparisons

Amazon = $499.00 + Free Shipping
http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Rebel-T3-Digital-18-55mm/dp/B004J3Y9U6

Target = $499.00 + shipping
http://www.target.com/s/canon+eos+rebel+t3?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google&CPNG=electronics_digital+cameras&adgroup=digital+slr+camera_canon&LNM=Canon%20eos%20rebel%20t3&MT=broad&LID=10p5172587&KID=41d9c348-63b7-d088-5b6c-000070e956ed

Sears = $549.00 + ships free
http://www.sears.com/canon-eos-rebel-t3-18-55mm-12.2-megapixel/p-00353399000P

In comparison the price today on Woot is a good deal.

The Canon T3 is an excellent entry in to Digital Single Lens Reflex. One person posting stated that some "serious" photographers kind of looked down there nose at his T3. Well, there are 'snoots and snobs' every where you go and in photography, we have about double the number. This Camera, will deliver great pictures right out of the box but, if you take the time to go past the auto settings and learn exactly what the capabilities are and use them, your photos will really shine. You may even then decide to step up to a higher priced camera. Bottom line, this is not a bad deal on a great starter DSLR from a quality manufacturer. Until that time the T3 will have you in the world of SLR without you having to get a second mortgage.



cfox612


quality posts: 4 Private Messages cfox612

My husband and I bought this camera last December in preparation for the birth of our first child. We got a package deal from Best Buy which included the telephoto lens as well. I'd say the telephoto lens is the better of the two. It's given me some amazing shots (which look very professional, and I'm far from a professional photographer).

If you want a good camera that will give you good pictures with good options, this is the way to go. Keep in mind there is somewhat of a learning curve if you want the really nice pictures, but the internet is a plethora of tutorials.

lhamilt


quality posts: 0 Private Messages lhamilt

This is a very solid camera ... I have owned it for over a year. When they first came out around 2010, they were going for $600.

rjacobse


quality posts: 0 Private Messages rjacobse

Picked one up last time around, and have been very pleased with it. I'm just learning the ropes on a DSLR (had a 35 mm SLR years ago, but set it when we picked up our first digital point-and-shoot).

Have noticed that when you shoot several shots using the built-in flash (in this case, outdoor portrait shots, with the flash for fill light) that there was a bit of lag sometimes until the camera was ready to take the next pic. Not sure if that was necessarily delay in the flash charging for the next one, or that it was taking a while to save the image to the SD card.

Other than that little nit, I'm having a lot of fun with this camera.

corvettejoe


quality posts: 26 Private Messages corvettejoe

I was excited to see this until I noticed it's missing the "i" in the model name

With the T4 series out now, I'm waiting for it to push the T3i down further in price so I can pick one of those up instead. It's nearly twice the camera the T3 is in every way.

I've been waiting about a year to upgrade my oldschool Rebel XT.

If you just want a cheap DSLR, this would be it. If you want to step into a cheap DSLR you can keep for the next 10 years that sits on the "prosumer" level, look at spending the extra for the T3i.

What's different between the models? I think you know how google works.

radi0j0hn


quality posts: 98 Private Messages radi0j0hn

Attention "gym photographers:" This outfit is not going to deliver the results YOU want if your goal is to get frozen-action shots of your kid scoring the winning basket in the high school tournament.

The lenses do not have large enough apertures to allow sufficient light in to permit a high shutter speed. Things are getting better with each new model, but (right now) there ain't no free lunch.

Every time I have a class or tutoring session, somebody pulls out this basic "kit" set (great for outdoors) and then looks like I just told them their dog has died when I deliver the bad news about shooting in the gym.

You need to learn some photo basics (apertures/shutter speeds/ISOs) and you will be able to make a much more informed decision.

Not want to do all that? Locate some magic fairy dust and sprinkle it on the camera to make it all better. I'm sure Woot! will have some again next week.

acpress.com Not cute, but useful.

davidra


quality posts: 2 Private Messages davidra

Looked around for a while, and true, this is a bit high for this camera....especially since you can get the T3i updated version, plus an additional AF zoom, plus a case, plus a printer for $599 (after a $400 rebate):

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/News/News-Post.aspx?News=2997

You can find that bundle at B&H photo. I got it two weeks ago.

leoneno


quality posts: 0 Private Messages leoneno
meandsecoya wrote:I bought this back when it was on sale before and I have been very pleased with it so far. You will definitely want to get another lens for zoom. I'm saving up for one now. However, the quality of the photos is good enough that I can crop it and it doesn't lose any clarity. I'm still learning all the manual settings; I'm mostly using auto settings at this point and I've been pleased with those, also. Battery life has been good, too.

Edited to add two pictures I've taken with it.


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leoneno wrote:
I bought the original Canon DSLR Rebel D300, prior to this camera, I had always used Pentax Film SLR's and have the complete complement of special Pentax K-mount lenses that I got over the years; out of curiosity, for the heck of it I checked the web searching for a Pentax K-Mount lens to the Canon EOS lens converter, and, lo and behold, I found it on eBay (sorry I don't recall the name of the outfit - it was years ago), but they mill them themselves and it's spectacular, I have my Fisheye, 80-300 zoom, 2x converter, Macro lens and they all work with the Digital Rebel. NB: You do lose the automatic point and shoot, you have to set your f-stop, aperture, ISO and manually focus, but I had to do that with my film SLR anyways, so that wasn't a problem - well worth looking into if you have most any other Film camera lenses that you would like to use on your Digital Rebel. Good Luck.


34x17


quality posts: 2 Private Messages 34x17

Bought this last time it was on Woot b/c we wanted a real camera for getting action kids pictures so far it has delivered. The lens was good enough to capture many great shots of our recent dark gymnasium grade school play without using a flash. Also had great results using the sports mode shooting my son's soccer game in overcast Oregon weather.

Yes, it's basic, and yes if you need a new printer and a case (we did not) you might find a better deal for a few hundred dollars more but if you only want a camera that takes great shots I think this is a great deal. When I shopped around there was nothing better, anyhow.

billthegunowner


quality posts: 16 Private Messages billthegunowner

I bought a Canon EOS Rebel about 3 years ago. It's been nothing but a joy. I've taken over 9,000 pictures with it. Very reliable and capable of extremely great quality pictures. You won't be disappointed.

Bill

MrSparkleQ


quality posts: 0 Private Messages MrSparkleQ
davidra wrote:Looked around for a while, and true, this is a bit high for this camera....especially since you can get the T3i updated version, plus an additional AF zoom, plus a case, plus a printer for $599 (after a $400 rebate):

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/News/News-Post.aspx?News=2997

You can find that bundle at B&H photo. I got it two weeks ago.




Can you find a link for that on B&H website? I believe it has expired. I was waiting to order the same bundle and then the link I saved no longer exists. 😫

drizzo4shizzo


quality posts: 3 Private Messages drizzo4shizzo

obligatory 'DSLR GEAR No Idea'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LApO_BDRE8M

jwrdavis


quality posts: 1 Private Messages jwrdavis

I definately agree. I bought this camera from Woot last month and I just got a Canon 28-135mm lens to extend the range of pictures I could take and the pictures come out simple beautiful. The big thing with this camera and any DSLR is knowing how to use it properly. The full auto mode is really good for those who have no clue how to use the manual settings but the real magic begins when you start using the manual modes to adjust the aperture and shutter speeds. I've searched all around and couldn't find a better buy for this camera anywhere else.

meandsecoya wrote:I bought this back when it was on sale before and I have been very pleased with it so far. You will definitely want to get another lens for zoom. I'm saving up for one now. However, the quality of the photos is good enough that I can crop it and it doesn't lose any clarity. I'm still learning all the manual settings; I'm mostly using auto settings at this point and I've been pleased with those, also. Battery life has been good, too.

Edited to add two pictures I've taken with it.



mhommer


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mhommer
radi0j0hn wrote:Attention "gym photographers:" This outfit is not going to deliver the results YOU want if your goal is to get frozen-action shots of your kid scoring the winning basket in the high school tournament.

The lenses do not have large enough apertures to allow sufficient light in to permit a high shutter speed.



I though that was the point of the SLR body, ability to interchange lenses. I have the model previous to this and with a 200mm telephoto you can get very good action shots indoors. I also have 400mm and get very crisp shots from across the soccer field. It is a good camera body to start with, learn the basics, determine what kind of photos you want and get a lens that will best suite your desires.

speedoo


quality posts: 41 Private Messages speedoo
squatchy wrote:Here's all the details, and more than you'd probably think of knowing about the camera http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos1100D

I'm waiting for a good deal for a DSLR body only. Personally I'd rather save money and not have the kit lens.



Or, instead of wading through all the details, just read the final section, entitled "Conclusion". This is a very mediocre camera, as evidenced by the 69% score given by dpreview.

blackberryjam


quality posts: 2 Private Messages blackberryjam

I bought this T3 the last time around, to quickly and affordably replace my stolen 10 year old Nikon- I was a little nervous about switching over to Canon, but I have to say I have really enjoyed this camera- my long range plans are to keep investing in Canon lenses, then upgrade the body to maybe a 5D down the road- this has been the perfect way to do that- I have bought 2 other lenses so far, as well as a battery grip- when I bought it (for this price) it was $100 less than anywhere around including Wal-Mart, so for me, and what I was looking for, this was and still is a really good deal to move into a DSLR affordably...

bert55


quality posts: 1 Private Messages bert55
davidra wrote:Looked around for a while, and true, this is a bit high for this camera....especially since you can get the T3i updated version, plus an additional AF zoom, plus a case, plus a printer for $599 (after a $400 rebate):

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/News/News-Post.aspx?News=2997

You can find that bundle at B&H photo. I got it two weeks ago.



Unfortunately, the pkg you speak of is not available anymore....bummer!!

blackberryjam


quality posts: 2 Private Messages blackberryjam

I forgot to mention the video capability- although this model is not full frame, the video quality is incredible- 2 days after I got this T3, I was at an event where they asked me if I could take video with the camera- I stumbled around and figured out to use manual focusing, but the footage was used in a television commercial- yes it was THAT good...