Canon Rebel T3 vs Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Great battery life
Battery life
700 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
164 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.6"

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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
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
2.7" vs 2.5"
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Around 10% larger screen
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.54x vs 0.50x
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Around 20% larger viewfinder
Battery life
Longer battery life
700 shots vs 500 shots
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40% more shots per battery charge
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12.2 MP vs 10.1 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
755 ISO vs 719 ISO
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The T3 has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11 EV vs 10.9 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The T3's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Weight
Lighter
459 g vs 502 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$339.00 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $61 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Canon Rebel XS

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Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
164 ms vs 309 ms
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Around 50% less delay when taking photos
Color depth
Better color depth
22 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.1 more bits of color
Size
Significantly smaller
126×98×65 mm vs 130×100×78 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Thickness
Much thinner
2.6" vs 3.1"
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Around 20% thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent entry-level DSLRs, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              300 ms startup delay
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              220 lenses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              T3$339.00
              Rebel XS$399.99
              Weight Light weight Help
              T3459 g
              Rebel XS502 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              T3720p @ 30fps
              Rebel XSNone
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              T312.2 MP
              Rebel XS10.1 MP
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              T32.7"
              Rebel XS2.5"
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              T36,400 ISO
              Rebel XS1,600 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T311 EV
              Rebel XS10.9 EV
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              62.0
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              T30.54x
              Rebel XS0.50x
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              T321.9 bits
              Rebel XS22 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T3755 ISO
              Rebel XS719 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $312 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $459 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $263 body only

              $358 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $495 - $649 body only

              $581 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $898 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $845 body only

              $725 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

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

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS.

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