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 $389.00 vs $599.90
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The best price we've seen is $211 cheaper (around 40% 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 Significantly 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 Slightly 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
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              T3:APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
              DMC-G10:Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
              External flash Support 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"
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T3:11 EV
              DMC-G10:10.1 EV
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              T3:230k dots
              DMC-G10:460k dots
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T3:62.0
              DMC-G10:52.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $674 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $469 body only

              $458 - $669 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 body only

              $959 - $999 with 18-135mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 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
              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

              Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $680 - $700 body only

              $489 - $820 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $270 - $387 body only

              $399 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $657 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,098 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $370 body only

              $587 with 14-45mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Smaller
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $320 body only

              $450 - $509 with 14-42mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $900 with 14-42mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $342 body only

              $470 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $650 body only

              $648 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen

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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.