Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Canon Rebel T3 vs Nikon D7100

Nikon D7000

Winner
Nikon D7000

83

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Canon Rebel T3

40

Canon Rebel T3

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,167 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Color depth
Great color depth
23.5 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Weight
Light-weight
459 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon T3

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Weight Much lighter 459 g vs 780 g
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More than 40% lighter
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $275.99 vs $701.00
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The best price we've seen is $425 cheaper (2.5x less)
Size Smaller 130x100x78 mm vs 132x105x77 mm
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Almost the same
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 300 ms vs 400 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Overall image quality Much better image quality 80.0 vs 62.0
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Around 30% better image quality
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 1,167 ISO vs 755 ISO
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The D7000 has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.9 EV vs 11 EV
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2.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Color depth Better color depth 23.5 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 1.6 more bits of color
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
Sensor size Much larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Focus points Many more focus points 39 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 1050 shots vs 700 shots
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50% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.54x
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More than 30% larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 6 fps vs 3 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points 9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
True resolution Higher true resolution 16.1 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 238 ms vs 309 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Thickness Slightly thinner 3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              T3:300 ms
              D7000:400 ms
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              T3:197 lenses
              D7000:205 lenses
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              T3:130x100x78 mm
              D7000:132x105x77 mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              T3:12.2 MP
              D7000:16.1 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus Help
              T3:None
              D7000:Contrast detection
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              T3:720p @ 30fps
              D7000:1080p @ 24fps

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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $774 body only

              $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $390 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $656 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $647 body only

              $544 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $893 body only

              $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Weight Is much heavier
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $370 - $400 body only

              $485 - $625 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,049 - $1,231 body only

              $200 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is much heavier
              Size Is much larger

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              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $715 body only

              $499 - $838 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 Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $450 body only

              $200 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $745 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

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              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 - $1,147 body only

              $1,394 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Movie format Higher frame rate movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $720 - $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher frame rate movies
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $930 - $1,299 body only

              $1,285 - $1,299 with 18-135mm lens

              Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points
              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $575 - $629 body only

              $830 - $976 with 18-105mm lens

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO

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