Olympus SP-570 UZ vs Canon Rebel T3

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Olympus SP-570 UZ

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Canon Rebel T3

43

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-570 UZ

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots

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Advantages of the Canon T3

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Overall image quality
Much better image quality
62.0 vs 28.0
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More than 2x better image quality
Startup delay
Much less startup delay
300 ms vs 3300 ms
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11x less delay when turning on
Color depth
Better color depth
21.9 bits vs 18.4 bits
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Distinguishes 3.5 more bits of color
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
309 ms vs 520 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Battery life
Longer battery life
700 shots vs 390 shots
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Around 80% more shots per battery charge
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11 EV vs 10 EV
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1 f-stop more dynamic range
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
755 ISO vs 72 ISO
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The T3 has excellent image quality 3.4 f-stops higher ISO than the SP-570 UZ
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12.2 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
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
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 1/2s
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60x longer exposures
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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size
Smaller
116x79x78 mm vs 130x100x78 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Weight
Slightly lighter
405 g vs 459 g
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More than 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              T3:Pentamirror
              SP-570 UZ:Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.1"
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T3:11 EV
              SP-570 UZ:10 EV
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              T3:720p @ 30fps
              SP-570 UZ:480p @ 30fps
              Size Large Help
              T3:130x100x78 mm
              SP-570 UZ:116x79x78 mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T3:62.0
              SP-570 UZ:28.0

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              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $539 body only

              $579 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $233 body only

              $375 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $557 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Weight Heavier

              Olympus SP-570 UZ Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $390 body only

              $350 - $518 with 14-42mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              External flash No external flash support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $342 body only

              $491 with 14-42mm lens

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $158 - $399

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $320 body only

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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