General

Canon Rebel T3 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30
Brand
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Canon Panasonic
Lowest price
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$393.99 $599.99
Announced
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February 2011 July 2005

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CCD
Sensor size
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n/a 1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm
Crop factor
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1.6x n/a
Megapixels
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12.2 MP 8 MP
Light sensitivity
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6,400 ISO 400 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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Unknown None
Sensor cleaning
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No n/a

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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12.2 MP 8 MP
Native resolution
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4272 × 2848 3264 × 2448
Pixel size
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26.8 µm² 4.8 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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2.7" 2"
Resolution
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230k dots 230k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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No No
Live view
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Yes n/a

Lenses

Lens availability
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220 lenses n/a
Lens mount
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Canon EF n/a

Form factor

Size
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130×100×78 mm 141×86×138 mm
Depth
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3.1" 5.4"
Weight
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459 g 740 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes No
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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No n/a
Built-in focus motor
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No n/a

Viewfinder

Type
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Pentamirror Digital
Viewfinder size
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0.54x Unknown
Coverage
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95% n/a

Movies

Format
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720p @ 30fps 480p @ 10fps
Supports 24p
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No No
High-speed framerate
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None None
External mic jack
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No Unknown
Autofocus
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None Unknown
All formats
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  1. 720p @ 30fps
  1. 320 x 240 @ 10fps
  2. 480p @ 10fps

Features

Panorama
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No Unknown
HDR
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No Unknown
3D
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No Unknown
Image stabilization
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None
  1. Lens
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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300 ms Unknown
Shutter lag
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309 ms Unknown
Battery life
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700 shots Unknown
Continuous shooting
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3 fps 3 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection Contrast detection
Focus points
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9 Unknown
Cross type focus points
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1 Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s 1/2000s
Min
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30s 60s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes Yes
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC
  1. MMC
  2. SD

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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62.0 Unknown
Color depth
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21.9 bits Unknown
Dynamic range
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11 EV Unknown
Low light performance
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755 ISO Unknown

Lens

Zoom
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n/a 12x
Wide angle
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n/a 35 mm
Telephoto
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n/a 420 mm
Aperture (wide angle)
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n/a f/2.8
Aperture (telephoto)
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n/a f/3.7
Macro focus
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n/a 5.0 cm