I bought my Canon EOS Rebel T3 (NOT THE T3i) about a month ago and to my eyes it takes decent quality pictures. The only time it takes crappy photos is when I mess up. Everyone here seems to bash it, someone even recommended a Nikon over the T3, why? Is it because it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of more expensive models? Because it has a plastic body? To me none of those things matter, a camera takes pictures, correct? If it takes quality pictures then why bash it? I'm not saying its as good as DSLR's that cost over 1500 dollars but for a little over 500 dollars I think it does a good job at doing what a camera should do and that's take good quality pictures.