Summary: I am an amateur photographer and own another Canon camera which I love. This was to be an upgrade to more mp's and hd camera. I have not been able to get a good focused shot and have tried for a few days. I am going to keep trying but my other camera which is about five years old is much easier to use.
Summary: We purchased this camera and Deluxe Accessory Kit for our honeymoon. The camera works well, just as you would expect a Canon product. However, the Accessory kit is a completely different matter. The Camera bag sholder strap broke within 1 week of use. This was due to the cheap plastic that attached the strap to the bag. After "fixing" the attachment with a metal link, the latch that holds the bag then broke.
Summary: I'm a Sr. citizen and have had many fine cameras in my life. When I got the Canon EOS Rebel T3 took my first pix, there is a loud sort of metallic click. It sounds like a camera built years ago when such things were just invented. Is THIS loud click normal, or is my Canon EOS Rebel a misfit and should be returned or replaced? I'd really like some feedback on this.
Conclusion: The physical camera itself feels kind of cheap. The shots are decent, but my previous point-and-shoot cameras seemed to have just as good a shots. The camera seemed awfully slow when trying to take a shot, so if you want a shot of some fast action this camera does not perform well. The flash did not work so well; the picture was either too dark or it washed out my subjects.
Summary: Purchased to 'try out' a Canon DSLR. And I obviously need to go higher $$. I've owned Nikon for past 10 years (DSLR). Had film Canon point and shoot a long while ago. My review isn't too great for this DSLR I'm reviewing. It feels so light weight; and sounds like a toy camera when you shoot a photo. The photo results for the camera was fine. The lens it came with is just a minimal use starter lens. I'm sure it's a great camera, but was not for me.
Convoluted button scheme (key map), impacting basic camera operation
Craig P., Amazon
10 July 2011
Summary: Cheers, The camera takes decent enough pictures (as always, tripod and remote recommended). I have no qualms with the LCD operation and layout. As per review title, the button scheme is convoluted. One key frustration many will run in to will be attempting to use the navigation keys to navigate the options on the LCD. One will realize that the default key map is not for navigation - the default navigation key map is, instead, a "common function" quick launch.