Olympus SP-570 UZ vs Canon Rebel T3

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Olympus SP-570 UZ

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Canon Rebel T3

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-570 UZ

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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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differences

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
Much less shutter lag
309 ms vs 520 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Battery life
Longer battery life
700 shots vs 390 shots
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Around 80% more shots per battery charge
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11 EV vs 10 EV
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2 f-stops more dynamic range
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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
  1. 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
116×79×78 mm vs 130×100×78 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
              T3Pentamirror
              SP-570 UZDigital
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T311 EV
              SP-570 UZ10 EV
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.1"
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              T3309 ms
              SP-570 UZ520 ms
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T3755 ISO
              SP-570 UZ72 ISO
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              T3720p @ 30fps
              SP-570 UZ480p @ 30fps
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T362.0
              SP-570 UZ28.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 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

              $368 body only

              $640 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
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $405 - $497 body only

              $479 - $500 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 Rebel T3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $459 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $263 body only

              $358 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $490 - $649 body only

              $581 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Startup delay More startup delay

              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-590 UZ

              Olympus SP-590 UZ

              Super zoom

              $336

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Pentax X90

              Pentax X90

              Super zoom

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Nikon 1 J5

              Nikon 1 J5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $497 with 10-30mm lens

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              External flash No external flash support
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $300 - $350

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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