Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon Rebel T5i vs Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T4i

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Canon Rebel T4i

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Canon Rebel T3

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Canon Rebel T3

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T4i

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

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 T4i

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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
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
Cross type focus points Significantly 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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.2 EV vs 11 EV
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0.2 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 T4i's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price Cheaper $199.95 vs $275.99
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The best price we've seen is $76 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder 0.54x vs 0.53x
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Almost the same
Size Smaller 130x100x78 mm vs 133x99x78 mm
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Almost the same
Weight Lighter 459 g vs 575 g
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More than 20% lighter
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 Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              T4i:$199.95
              T3:$275.99
              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%
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              T4i:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              T3:APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
              Size Large Help
              T4i:133x99x78 mm
              T3:130x100x78 mm
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T4i:11.2 EV
              T3:11 EV
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              T4i:269 ms
              T3:309 ms
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              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
              T4i:21.7 bits
              T3:21.9 bits
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus Help
              T4i:Contrast detection
              T3:None
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              62.0
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              T4i:0.53x
              T3:0.54x
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T4i:5 fps
              T3:3 fps
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T4i:722 ISO
              T3:755 ISO
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              T4i:1080p @ 30fps
              T3:720p @ 30fps

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              competitors

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              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $774 body only

              $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $380 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 body only

              $200 - $749 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $656 body only

              $399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $681 body only

              $499 - $823 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Weight Is much heavier
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $647 body only

              $544 - $747 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 significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon Rebel T4i Competitors

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              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $745 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO

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