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Re: Canon T3/1100D Announced
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2011, 02:26:05 PM »
Does the T3 really not have Automatic Sensor Cleaning?!

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Re: Canon T3/1100D Announced
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2011, 03:36:24 PM »
Does the T3 really not have Automatic Sensor Cleaning?!

It does not.  Canon has been removing features to widen the gap between models and price ranges.

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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2011, 05:47:20 PM »
Does the T3 really not have Automatic Sensor Cleaning?!

It does not.  Canon has been removing features to widen the gap between models and price ranges.

That, my friend, is positively ridiculous, for two simple reasons:

1. The EOS 1000D/Rebel XS had it.
2. The audience for the T3 is the clientele that is least likely to have a clue about manually cleaning the sensor. A pro might do it, but the T3 owner won't.

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Re: Canon T3/1100D Announced
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2011, 06:47:14 PM »
Does the T3 really not have Automatic Sensor Cleaning?!

It does not.  Canon has been removing features to widen the gap between models and price ranges.

That, my friend, is positively ridiculous, for two simple reasons:

1. The EOS 1000D/Rebel XS had it.
2. The audience for the T3 is the clientele that is least likely to have a clue about manually cleaning the sensor. A pro might do it, but the T3 owner won't.

I merely answered the question for him.  Its been known since they were nnounced that there was no built-in sensor cleaning. 

I'd appreciate you not calling my answer ridiculous, its merely the truth.

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Re: Canon T3/1100D Announced
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2011, 07:26:37 PM »
Does the T3 really not have Automatic Sensor Cleaning?!

It does not.  Canon has been removing features to widen the gap between models and price ranges.

That, my friend, is positively ridiculous, for two simple reasons:

1. The EOS 1000D/Rebel XS had it.
2. The audience for the T3 is the clientele that is least likely to have a clue about manually cleaning the sensor. A pro might do it, but the T3 owner won't.

I merely answered the question for him.  Its been known since they were nnounced that there was no built-in sensor cleaning. 

I'd appreciate you not calling my answer ridiculous, its merely the truth.

You misunderstand. I wasn't calling your answer ridiculous. I was calling Canon's logic ridiculous.

As for why I asked the question now, it's because I'm not a T3 buyer or wannabe (I own a 20D and would like a 7D as well), so I didn't pay much attention to the specs.

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Re: Canon T3/1100D Announced
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2011, 08:44:47 PM »
OK, I misunderstood.

I too am a bit puzzled as to why it was taken out.  I really doubt if many beginning DSLR users even know about sensor dust.  its only visible under certain conditions.

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« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2011, 11:46:14 AM »
Looks like the status as B&H has gone from 'Expected March delivery' (or April, I forget what it said previously) to 'Temporarily out of stock' so it should be shipping now, or very soon.

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« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2011, 02:51:37 PM »
OK, I misunderstood.

I too am a bit puzzled as to why it was taken out.  I really doubt if many beginning DSLR users even know about sensor dust.  its only visible under certain conditions.

I wonder how much that component costs Canon to put in? 

I'm not sure the fact that beginners don't care much about sensor dust is justification enough for removing it -- beginners are also more likely to "f/8 and be there" for general purpose shots, and beginners are also less likely to know how to clean dust on the sensor properly once its there.  vice versa, beginners are less likely to ever take their lens off the body.

I do know that back when I was shooting with the 30D, I did at times end up with dust spots large enough that they showed up at screen-display sizes ... something a beginner wouldn't enjoy any more than I did, I expect (since they're also less likely to own/know photoshop).  maybe canon is relying on better antistatic coatings?  or maybe they're hoping to drive a few more customers up to the 60D?

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Re: Canon T3/1100D Announced
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2011, 07:50:28 PM »
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That, my friend, is positively ridiculous

I agree. I can't imagine why they would remove this feature. Maybe it does have something to do with anti-static coatings. My take away is that Canon must be operating on a very, very narrow profit margin on this model if a long-time feature like this had to be dropped to meet their price point.

I suppose many entry-level users won't even know it's missing, but it seems like kind of a disservice to the customer.
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Re: Canon T3/1100D Announced
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