Canon Rebel T1i

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Canon EOS Rebel T1i

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Canon Rebel T3

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Canon Rebel T3

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T1i

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 20fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
159 ms shutter lag
Really small
Size
Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots
 

differences

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
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
755 ISO vs 663 ISO
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The T3 has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
700 shots vs 400 shots
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Around 80% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$389.00 vs $999.00
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The best price we've seen is $610 cheaper (2.6x less)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The T3's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight
Lighter
459 g vs 520 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon T1i

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 20fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
159 ms vs 309 ms
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Around 50% less delay when taking photos
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.5 EV vs 11 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
Size
Much smaller
129x98x62 mm vs 130x100x78 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Sensor cleaning
Has a self cleaning sensor
Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
True resolution
Higher true resolution
15.1 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Thickness
Much thinner
2.4" vs 3.1"
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More than 20% thinner
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
63.0 vs 62.0
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Almost the same
Sensor size
Larger sensor
APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3.4 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
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              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              300 ms startup delay
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Weight Light weight Help
              T3:459 g
              T1i:520 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              T3:APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
              T1i:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T3:3 fps
              T1i:3.4 fps
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
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              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              T3:12.2 MP
              T1i:15.1 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              T3:6,400 ISO
              T1i:3,200 ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              0.54x
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T3:11 EV
              T1i:11.5 EV
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              T3:21.9 bits
              T1i:21.7 bits
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              T3:720p @ 30fps
              T1i:1080p @ 20fps
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T3:62.0
              T1i:63.0
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T3:755 ISO
              T1i:663 ISO

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              competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $390 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $527 body only

              $389 - $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 significantly larger
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $724 body only

              $549 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

              Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

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

              Canon EOS Rebel T1i Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS Rebel T1i.

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