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Canon EOS 650D

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Canon EOS 650D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.4 EV
 
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Advantages of the Canon 650D

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 614k dots
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Around 70% higher resolution screen
Lens availability Much more lenses available 197 lenses vs 40 lenses
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Around 5x more lenses available
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs LIVEMOS
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
True resolution Higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 16.2 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Thickness Slightly thinner 3.1" vs 3.2"
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Almost the same
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $719.99 vs $797.99
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The best price we've seen is $78 cheaper (around 10% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GH3

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Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.4 EV vs 11.2 EV
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1.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality 71.0 vs 62.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 22.7 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 1 more bits of color
Battery life Longer battery life 540 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Focus points More focus points 23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 6 fps vs 5 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 812 ISO vs 722 ISO
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The DMC-GH3 has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Weight Slightly lighter 550 g vs 575 g
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              650D:17.9 MP
              DMC-GH3:16.2 MP
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              650D:Pentamirror
              DMC-GH3:Digital
              Weight Heavy Help
              650D:575 g
              DMC-GH3:550 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              650D:3.1"
              DMC-GH3:3.2"
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Size Large Help
              650D:133x99x78 mm
              DMC-GH3:132x93x82 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,042 body only

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 body only

              $697 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $700 body only

              $450 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,099 body only

              $200 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,399 body only

              $1,299 - $1,729 with 18-135mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Canon EOS 650D Competitors

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              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $329 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon EOS 100D

              Canon EOS 100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $822 body only

              $861 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $352 - $415 body only

              $495 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,698 - $2,200 body only

              $2,700 - $2,887 with 12-35mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,439 with 14-42mm lens

              Size Smaller
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $698 body only

              $1,098 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Olympus OM-D E-M5

              Olympus OM-D E-M5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $799 body only

              $999 with 12-50mm lens

              Size Significantly smaller
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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