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Advantages of the Canon 700D

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True resolution
Much higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 16.2 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Movie continuous focus
Continuous video focus
Yes vs No
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Record movies without worrying about focus
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Lens availability
Significantly more lenses available
220 lenses vs 113 lenses
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More than 90% more lenses available
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$531.59 vs $1,444.44
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The best price we've seen is $913 cheaper (2.7x less)
Battery life
Longer battery life
550 shots vs 410 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Lighter
580 g vs 650 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Pentax K-50

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
0.61x vs 0.53x
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More than 30% larger viewfinder
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Size
Much smaller
129×97×70 mm vs 133×100×79 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 5 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Thickness
Much thinner
2.8" vs 3.1"
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More than 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/6000s vs 1/4000s
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More than 30% faster max shutter speed
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
11 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              Common Weaknesses
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              700D17.9 MP
              K-5016.2 MP
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              700D264 ms
              K-50162 ms
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              700D9
              K-5011
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              700D550 shots
              K-50410 shots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              700D12,800 ISO
              K-5051,600 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
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