Written on: 08/08/2002 by Howard.
I was looking for a point and shoot digital camera with manual override features that would produce images comparable to those of a professional SLR.
Today I shot a roll of film in the T3 and the print quality was definitely as good as anything I have produced with Nikon SLR lenses. The auto focus and exposure systems worked flawlessly. The images from the lense were superb.
Previously I tried the much less expensive Yashica T4 super and had been dissappointed by the exposure control, the... (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2002 by Al.
The slides I've taken from this Contax T3 35mm compact camera are as good as the ones on my F100 with prime Nikon pro lenses. The exposures are great. I don't do a lot of indoor pictures but the flash has perfromed well for family shots in the living room.
The camera is very small and you have to learn to hold it and not block the focus port or lens barrel. The view finder is hard to see edge to edge with glasses on. It is fine with glasses off. Since I don't have to visusally confirm focus... (read more)
Written on: 09/11/2001 by Paul.
VERY Expensive for a compact. However as with most things, you get what you pay for. The ability to use Aperture priority, the flash options, the exposure compensation and the cracking lens and build quality all make this the perfect tool for travelling light. For those times when you just cant take your SLR with you this camera will give you results comparable to a decent SLR lens. Great when you dont want to stand out from the crowd. My EOS 3 is now gathering dust as I now mainly carry the... (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2001 by Meryl Arbing.
The T3's fantastic 35/f.28 Zeiss lens is much improved over the Contax T2 (38/f2.8) or the Yashica T4 Super (35/f3.5). One of the problems with the Yashica T4 was that, under certain ligting conditions, you will get vignetting at the corners. The T3's new shutter design almost eliminates light fall-off at the corners. Also, the camera has full Aperture priority and a top shutter speed of 1/1250th.
The custom functions allow for changing the default values of the camera. For example, some... (read more)