Canon Rebel SL1

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Canon Rebel SL1

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Canon Rebel T3

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Canon Rebel T3

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel SL1

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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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Advantages of the Canon SL1

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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
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
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
Size Much smaller 117x91x69 mm vs 130x100x78 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 843 ISO vs 755 ISO
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The SL1 has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
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 11.3 EV vs 11 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 264 ms vs 309 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 4 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The SL1's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 63.0 vs 62.0
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Almost the same
Thickness Much thinner 2.7" vs 3.1"
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More than 10% thinner
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
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Almost the same
Weight Lighter 407 g vs 459 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon T3

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Battery life Significantly longer battery life 700 shots vs 380 shots
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More than 80% more shots per battery charge
Color depth Better color depth 21.9 bits vs 21.8 bits
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Distinguishes 0.1 more bits of color
Startup delay Less startup delay 300 ms vs 600 ms
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2x less delay when turning on
Lowest price Cheaper $399.00 vs $494.00
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The best price we've seen is $95 cheaper (around 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Weight Light weight Help
              SL1:407 g
              T3:459 g
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              SL1:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              T3:APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
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              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SL1:4 fps
              T3:3 fps
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              SL1:11.3 EV
              T3:11 EV
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              SL1:264 ms
              T3:309 ms
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              SL1:21.8 bits
              T3:21.9 bits
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus Help
              SL1:Contrast detection
              T3:None
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              0.54x
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              SL1:63.0
              T3:62.0
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              SL1:1080p @ 30fps
              T3:720p @ 30fps
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              SL1:843 ISO
              T3:755 ISO

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              Shared Competitors

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              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $200 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $699 - $849 body only

              $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Cross type focus points Has significantly more cross-type focus points
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $567 body only

              $433 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $278 body only

              $427 - $480 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 - $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity

              Canon Rebel SL1 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon Rebel SL1.

              Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon Rebel T3.

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