Canon Rebel T3

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Canon Rebel T3

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Canon EOS 20D

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Canon EOS 20D

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots
Weight
Light-weight
459 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 20D

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.56x
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
5 fps
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 
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Advantages of the Canon T3

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Movie format Shoots movies 720p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots HD (720p) video as well as still pictures
Screen size Much larger screen 2.7" vs 1.8"
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50% larger screen
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
True resolution Higher true resolution 12.2 MP vs 8.2 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 230k dots vs 118k dots
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More than 90% higher resolution screen
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 755 ISO vs 721 ISO
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The T3 has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Weight Much lighter 459 g vs 770 g
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More than 40% lighter
Size Smaller 130x100x78 mm vs 144x106x72 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The T3's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Canon 20D

Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 22.5x15.0mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
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Almost the same
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.56x vs 0.54x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
Thickness Significantly thinner 2.8" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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        Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Lens availability Many lenses available Help
        197 lenses
        Movie format One shoots movies Help
        T3:720p @ 30fps
        20D:None
        Autofocus No video autofocus Help
        Manual focus only
        Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
        95%
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        T3:12.2 MP
        20D:8.2 MP
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        T3:APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
        20D:APS-C 22.5x15.0mm
        Size Large Help
        T3:130x100x78 mm
        20D:144x106x72 mm
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        T3:230k dots
        20D:118k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        T3:2.7"
        20D:1.8"
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        11 EV
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        T3:6,400 ISO
        20D:1,600 ISO
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
        Need to shelter it from weather
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        21.9 bits
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        62.0
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        T3:3 fps
        20D:5 fps
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        T3:755 ISO
        20D:721 ISO

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        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $699 body only

        $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Color depth Has slightly more color depth
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $427 - $440 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $339 - $567 body only

        $444 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has much better image quality
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon EOS Rebel T2i

        Canon Rebel T2i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $579 - $600 body only

        $200 - $672 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Color depth Has slightly more color depth
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon EOS Rebel T1i

        Canon Rebel T1i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $800 body only

        $700 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

        Entry-level DSLR

        $695 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
        Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Entry-level DSLR

        $700 with 18-55mm lens

        Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
        Size Is much smaller
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

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        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $681 - $849 body only

        $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

        Canon EOS 20D Competitors

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        Canon EOS 30D

        Canon EOS 30D

        Entry-level DSLR

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Overall image quality Worse image quality

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