Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon Rebel T3 vs Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T2i

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Canon EOS Rebel T2i

55

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Canon Rebel T3

40

Canon Rebel T3

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T2i

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots
Weight
Light-weight
459 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon T3

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Battery life Significantly longer battery life 700 shots vs 440 shots
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Around 60% more shots per battery charge
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 300 ms vs 400 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Weight Lighter 459 g vs 530 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon T2i

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.5 EV vs 11 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Overall image quality Better image quality 66.0 vs 62.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 22.1 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.2 more bits of color
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
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 252 ms vs 309 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Thickness Much thinner 2.4" vs 3.1"
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More than 20% thinner
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 784 ISO vs 755 ISO
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The T2i has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
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 faster 3.7 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 20% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Cheaper $199.95 vs $289.95
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The best price we've seen is $90 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              T3:300 ms
              T2i:400 ms
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              T3:$289.95
              T2i:$199.95
              Weight Light weight Help
              T3:459 g
              T2i:530 g
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              T3:APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
              T2i:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
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              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T3:3 fps
              T2i:3.7 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              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
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T3:11 EV
              T2i:11.5 EV
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              0.54x
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T3:62.0
              T2i:66.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              T3:21.9 bits
              T2i:22.1 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T3:755 ISO
              T2i:784 ISO
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              T3:720p @ 30fps
              T2i:1080p @ 30fps

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $278 body only

              $380 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $700 body only

              $499 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $329 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $352 - $415 body only

              $495 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $800 body only

              $756 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is much 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 Rebel T2i Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS Rebel T2i.

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