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Advantages of the Canon T4i

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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
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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Screen resolution
Slightly higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Weight
Lighter
575 g vs 938 g
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Around 40% lighter
Size
Smaller
133×100×79 mm vs 147×114×74 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$797.97 vs $1,285.79
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The best price we've seen is $488 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon D300S

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Color depth
Better color depth
22.5 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 0.8 more bits of color
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
787 ISO vs 722 ISO
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The D300S has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Overall image quality
Better image quality
70.0 vs 62.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.2 EV vs 11.2 EV
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1.7 f-stops more dynamic range
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
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.62x vs 0.53x
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Around 40% larger viewfinder
Viewfinder coverage
Much better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Focus points
More focus points
51 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Battery life
Longer battery life
950 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
7 fps vs 5 fps
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40% faster continuous shooting
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses vs 220 lenses
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
2.9" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              T4i220 lenses
              D300S230 lenses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              T4i269 ms
              D300S225 ms
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              T4i700 ms
              D300S300 ms
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              T4i17.9 MP
              D300S12.2 MP
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T4i722 ISO
              D300S787 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3"
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              T4i12,800 ISO
              D300S3,200 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              T4i1,040k dots
              D300S920k dots

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