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
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
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
Lowest price Much cheaper $389.00 vs $1,299.00
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The best price we've seen is $910 cheaper (3.3x less)
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 significantly 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
              Size Large Help
              T3:130x100x78 mm
              20D:144x106x72 mm
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              T3:APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
              20D:APS-C 22.5x15.0mm
              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
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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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              Shared Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $270 - $387 body only

              $399 - $430 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

              $319 - $831 body only

              $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

              $674 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
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,098 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              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

              $899 body only

              $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 significantly more expensive
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $999 body only

              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 much more expensive

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              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $680 - $700 body only

              $489 - $820 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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