Canon Rebel T3

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Canon Rebel T3

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Nikon D60

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Nikon D60

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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
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D60

Color depth
Great color depth
22.5 bits
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 126x94x64 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.5"
 
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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
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 755 ISO vs 562 ISO
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The T3 has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Screen size Significantly larger screen 2.7" vs 2.5"
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Around 10% larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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)
Startup delay Less startup delay 300 ms vs 500 ms
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40% less delay when turning on
Focus points More focus points 9 vs 3
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder 0.54x vs 0.52x
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Almost the same
Weight Lighter 459 g vs 522 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Sensor size Much larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Color depth Better color depth 22.5 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.6 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.4 EV vs 11 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Size Much smaller 126x94x64 mm vs 130x100x78 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Overall image quality Better image quality 65.0 vs 62.0
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Almost the same
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 260 ms vs 309 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Thickness Much thinner 2.5" vs 3.1"
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Around 20% thinner
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              T3:197 lenses
              D60:205 lenses
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              T3:300 ms
              D60:500 ms
              Weight Light weight Help
              T3:459 g
              D60:522 g
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              T3:720p @ 30fps
              D60:None
              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
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              T3:12.2 MP
              D60:10 MP
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              T3:2.7"
              D60:2.5"
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              T3:6,400 ISO
              D60:1,600 ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              T3:9
              D60:3
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T3:11 EV
              D60:11.4 EV
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              T3:309 ms
              D60:260 ms
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              T3:0.54x
              D60:0.52x
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T3:62.0
              D60:65.0
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T3:755 ISO
              D60:562 ISO

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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

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

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $674 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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 significantly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $415 body only

              $545 - $669 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Autofocus Users slower contrast detection autofocus

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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 Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

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

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO

              Nikon D60 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D80

              Nikon D80

              Entry-level DSLR

              $975 body only

              $595 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Size Much larger
              Nikon D70

              Nikon D70

              Pro DSLR

              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Screen size Much smaller screen

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