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Advantages of the Canon T3

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Lens availability
Much more lenses available
220 lenses vs 7 lenses
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Around 31.5x more lenses available
Battery life
Much longer battery life
700 shots vs 250 shots
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Around 3x more shots per battery charge
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Pentax Q-S1

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Size
Significantly smaller
105×58×34 mm vs 130×100×78 mm
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4.9x smaller
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size
Larger screen
3" 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
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.3" vs 3.1"
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2.3x thinner
Weight
Lighter
203 g vs 459 g
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2.3x lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The Q-S1's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths
Interchangeable lenses Interchangeable lenses Help
Many lenses to choose from
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
T3$393.99
Q-S1$332.96
Common Weaknesses
Movie format Poor movies Help
T3720p @ 30fps
Q-S11080p @ 30fps
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
T3230k dots
Q-S1460k dots
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
T33 fps
Q-S15 fps
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
T312.2 MP
Q-S112 MP
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
T36,400 ISO
Q-S112,800 ISO

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Canon Rebel T3
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Q-S1
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