Canon Rebel T3

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots
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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
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Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
Weight
Light-weight
381 g
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon T3

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Lens availability Much more lenses available 197 lenses vs 40 lenses
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Around 5x more lenses available
Overall image quality Better image quality 62.0 vs 52.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 21.9 bits vs 21.2 bits
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Distinguishes 0.7 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11 EV vs 10.1 EV
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0.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 755 ISO vs 411 ISO
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The T3 has a slight edge (0.9 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 22.2x14.7mm vs Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
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More than 30% larger sensor
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Lowest price Cheaper $275.99 vs $699.00
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The best price we've seen is $423 cheaper (2.5x less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-G10

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Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Size Smaller 124x90x74 mm vs 130x100x78 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Focus points More focus points 23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Weight Lighter 381 g vs 459 g
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Around 20% lighter
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Thickness Slightly thinner 2.9" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              T3:APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
              DMC-G10:Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              T3:Pentamirror
              DMC-G10:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Sensor cleaning Neither has a self cleaning sensor Help
              May require cleaning
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              T3:3.1"
              DMC-G10:2.9"
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T3:11 EV
              DMC-G10:10.1 EV
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              T3:1
              DMC-G10:0
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T3:3 fps
              DMC-G10:2.6 fps
              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
              Size Large Help
              T3:130x100x78 mm
              DMC-G10:124x90x74 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

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              Shared Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $647 body only

              $544 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $304 body only

              $298 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash

              Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $774 body only

              $200 - $617 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

              $380 - $427 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
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $656 body only

              $399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              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

              $450 body only

              $200 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Weight Heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Competitors

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $316 body only

              $350 - $450 with 14-42mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $443 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $899 with 14-42mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price More expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $699 with 20mm lens

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $430 - $450 with 14-45mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Smaller
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Movie format Does not take movies

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              2RCHA (7:07 AM, January 20, 2013)
              I found that when comparing these two cameras side by side, The Lumix G10,and the Rebel EOS T3, are both great cameras,The picture quality is good on both, Although the Lumix may not have the same selection of lenses available, It is a M4/3rd and the lenses that are available would cover you in almost any shooting situation/environment, There may only be 26 dedicated M4/3rd, there are just as many if not more Olympus lenses that are interchangeable. Another note to mention, is that if you like IS go with the Lumix, It's IS is built-in to the body of the camera, not just the lenses as w/ the Rebel T3. In this case, what makes or breaks these two cameras is the speed, capacity, and quality of the memory card you stick in them,, I also have a Kodak Max, that blows both of these cameras away with it's built in tele-photo zoom lense,, The Kodak, Is still my go-to camera, The other two(Canon/Panasonic) are nice to brag about though. Cheer's, Andy S.