Pentax X90

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Pentax X90

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Canon Rebel T3

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Canon Rebel T3

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Reasons to buy the Pentax X90

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
 
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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
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 22.2x14.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
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More than 11.5x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 309 ms vs 430 ms
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Around 30% less delay when taking photos
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
True resolution Higher true resolution 12.2 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Thickness Thinner 3.1" vs 3.9"
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More than 20% thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3 fps vs 1.1 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Pentax X90

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size Slightly smaller 112x81x99 mm vs 130x100x78 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight Slightly lighter 428 g vs 459 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $245.00 vs $389.00
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The best price we've seen is $144 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              T3:Pentamirror
              X90:Digital
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              T3:3.1"
              X90:3.9"
              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
              Weight Heavy Help
              T3:459 g
              X90:428 g
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T3:3 fps
              X90:1.1 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Size Large Help
              T3:130x100x78 mm
              X90:112x81x99 mm
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              T3:309 ms
              X90:430 ms
              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
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              T3:720p @ 30fps
              X90:720p

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $449 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 - $387 body only

              $401 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $899 body only

              $695 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $167 - $227

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life

              Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $549 - $699 body only

              $399 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $517 body only

              $389 - $447 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 - $1,048 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $674 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

              $999 body only

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Color depth Worse color depth

              Pentax X90 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $192

              Size Significantly smaller
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $149

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Pentax X-5

              Pentax X-5

              Super zoom

              $244

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $339 - $397

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $544

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Zoom Less zoom
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

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