Canon Rebel T3

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Canon Rebel T3

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Great battery life
Battery life
700 shots
Phase detection autofocus
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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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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
Overall image quality
Better image quality
62.0 vs 52.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
197 lenses vs 40 lenses
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Around 5x more lenses available
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
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$349.00 vs $599.90
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The best price we've seen is $251 cheaper (more than 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
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
              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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor cleaning Neither has a self cleaning sensor Help
              May require cleaning
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T3:11 EV
              DMC-G10:10.1 EV
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              T3:3.1"
              DMC-G10:2.9"
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              T3:1
              DMC-G10:0
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T3:3 fps
              DMC-G10:2.6 fps
              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

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $240 - $280 body only

              $389 - $410 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $443 - $447 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
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $397 body only

              $460 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies

              Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $450 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

              $550 - $600 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
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Weight Heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $890 body only

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $700 body only

              $590 - $750 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

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $916 with 14-42mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $370 body only

              $462 with 14-45mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Smaller
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Samsung NX5

              Samsung NX5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Live view No live view
              Samsung NX1000

              Samsung NX1000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $370 body only

              $299 with 20-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $440 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording 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.