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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
 

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
 
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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
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 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
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        T3:309 ms
        SP-570 UZ:520 ms
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
        Missing that film look
        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 D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $285 body only

        $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Nikon D3000

        Nikon D3000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $548 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Live view Doesn't let you preview your photos on the 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
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $547 body only

        $549 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $681 - $700 body only

        $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Lowest price More expensive
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $648 body only

        $200 - $579 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 D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 body only

        $389 - $506 with 18-55mm lens

        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
        Canon EOS Rebel T2i

        Canon Rebel T2i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $639 body only

        $200 - $674 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

        $695 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

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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
        Olympus SP-550 UZ

        Olympus SP-550 UZ

        Super zoom

        Startup delay Less startup delay
        Longest exposure Longer exposures
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Olympus OM-D E-M5

        Olympus OM-D E-M5

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $799 body only

        $899 with 14-42mm lens

        Overall image quality Much better image quality
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        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 E-420

        Olympus E-420

        Entry-level DSLR

        Overall image quality Much better image quality
        Startup delay Much less startup delay
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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