Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 700D vs Canon Rebel T3

Canon EOS 650D vs Canon Rebel T3

Winner
Canon EOS 650D

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Canon Rebel T3

41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots
Weight
Light-weight
459 g

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differences

Advantages of the Canon 650D

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Cross type focus points
More cross-type focus points
9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Sensor cleaning
Has a self cleaning sensor
Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.2 EV vs 11 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
269 ms vs 309 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 650D's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Canon T3

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Color depth
Better color depth
21.9 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 0.2 more bits of color
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
700 shots vs 440 shots
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Around 60% more shots per battery charge
Startup delay
Less startup delay
300 ms vs 700 ms
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2.3x less delay when turning on
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
755 ISO vs 722 ISO
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The T3 has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$325.30 vs $675.45
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The best price we've seen is $350 cheaper (2.1x less)
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.54x vs 0.53x
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
459 g vs 575 g
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More than 20% lighter
Size
Slightly smaller
130×100×78 mm vs 133×100×79 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3.1" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.1"
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              650D17.9 MP
              T312.2 MP
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              650D269 ms
              T3309 ms
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              650D11.2 EV
              T311 EV
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              650D12,800 ISO
              T36,400 ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              650D21.7 bits
              T321.9 bits
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              62.0
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              650D0.53x
              T30.54x
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              650D722 ISO
              T3755 ISO
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              650D1080p @ 30fps
              T3720p @ 30fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $548 - $566 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $465 - $650 body only

              $589 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $370 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $300 - $547 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $240 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $413 - $497 body only

              $489 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

              Canon EOS 650D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 650D.

              Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $845 body only

              $725 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO

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