I bought this camera when it came out . It seemed to be a good starting camera for someone like myself back then who loves photography but had a canon powershot. So this was my step up. I loved it and then came learning the settings, modes, lighting . I was able to learn so much with this crop sensor. I have since grown from the T3 and now my 9 yr old uses it to learn & take his own pictures. The LCD screen is smaller than newer models , the setting are basically the same.