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Advantages of the Canon 1100D

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Movie format
Shoots movies
720p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots HD (720p) video as well as still pictures
Startup delay
Much less startup delay
100 ms vs 400 ms
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4x less delay when turning on
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
110 ms vs 160 ms
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More than 30% less delay when taking photos
Battery life
Longer battery life
700 shots vs 500 shots
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40% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Lighter
459 g vs 524 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon 450D

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Thickness
Much thinner
2.4" vs 3.1"
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More than 20% thinner
Size
Significantly smaller
129×98×62 mm vs 130×100×78 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$289.25 vs $328.69
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The best price we've seen is $39 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              220 lenses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              1100D$328.69
              450D$289.25
              Common Weaknesses
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              1100D720p @ 30fps
              450DNone
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              12.2 MP
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1100D3 fps
              450D3.5 fps
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Viewfinder Both have pentamirror viewfinders Help
              Pentamirror
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              0.54x
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1100D6,400 ISO
              450D800 ISO

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