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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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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-570 UZ

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Weight
Light-weight
405 g
 
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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
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Color depth Better color depth 21.9 bits vs 18.4 bits
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Distinguishes 3.5 more bits of color
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
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 22.2x14.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
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More than 11.5x larger sensor
Battery life Significantly 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
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
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11 EV vs 10 EV
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1 f-stop more dynamic range
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
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
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 1/2s
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60x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Olympus SP-570 UZ

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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 Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              T3:Pentamirror
              SP-570 UZ:Digital
              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 size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              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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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $329 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $352 - $449 body only

              $500 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Placeholder

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 with 18-55mm lens

              Live view Doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $249 body only

              $375 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $681 body only

              $499 - $823 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $579 body only

              $200 - $675 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Weight Heavier
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $570 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Larger screen
              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Olympus SP-570 UZ Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Olympus SP-590 UZ

              Olympus SP-590 UZ

              Super zoom

              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Olympus SP-560 UZ

              Olympus SP-560 UZ

              Super zoom

              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $200

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus SP-565UZ

              Olympus SP-565UZ

              Super zoom

              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony NEX-7n

              Sony NEX-7n

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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