Canon T3 Digital Camera Review$599.99
- Dynamic Range
The Canon T3 posted very good dynamic range results, keeping more than seven stops of clean dynamic range at ISO speeds as high as 400, only dropping to 6.79 at ISO 800. Things fell off more dramatically from there, dropping down to 2.94 stops at ISO 6400. These are very good results, especially from an entry-level DSLR, and they're right on par with what we usually see out of Canon's higher up models. More on how we test dynamic range.
The T3 performed well enough in our comparison group, falling behind only the Nikon D5100. It slightly outperformed the T3i even, though not by any considerable margin. We found the camera tended to underexpose in our controlled lab setting, though it was more accurate when metering outdoors and didn't require as much tinkering. As a result, our lab tests kept more detail in the highlight areas without easily being blown out. Given the budget price of the T3, the dynamic range results are pleasantly surprising without much noise before ISO 800.