Canon 1100D vs Rebel T3
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08-11-11, 07:16 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: North Herts
They are of course the same cameras, they just have different naming systems for Europe and America. Canon Europe use ****D while canon USA us T*, they just have a different badge on the front.
The T3 indicates the camera has been imported from America and will probably be a 'grey' import.
I would check out the bona fides and reviews of the ebay shop first to make sure I was happy with the outfit before even considering buying from them, if you are happy you have to ask yourself about the warranty.
Manufacturers warrantees are all well and good but they are in fact of less value than the protection offered by the Sale of Goods Act in the UK whether you get one or 2 years. The sale of Goods Act supercedes these warrantees by protecting you for 6 years against unreasonable failure.
The crux though comes in trying to get the seller to abide by the sale of goods act by replacing or repairing the item without argument. This can be a palava for a company that doesn't play ball and it can be easier to claim via the manufacturer's warranty.
Given that most cameras don't go wrong in the warranty period you'd need to ask yourself whether the savings made buying the T3 are worth the risk of not having the manufacturer's warranty or having to return it to the country of origin for repair and hope you have a camera that doesn't go wrong, or whether you prefer the safety of buying the UK product and having the warranty & sale of goods act to fall back on.
Oh, and Canon don't have a two year warranty as standard, it is one year, but they have special deals from time to time offering two years on selected models (unless it's changed recently)
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