Pentax X90 vs Canon Rebel T3

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Pentax X90

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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

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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
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
309 ms vs 430 ms
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Around 30% less delay when taking photos
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash 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
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 $349.00
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The best price we've seen is $104 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              T3:Pentamirror
              X90:Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T3:3 fps
              X90:1.1 fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Size Large Help
              T3:130x100x78 mm
              X90:112x81x99 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              T3:720p @ 30fps
              X90:720p

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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $536 body only

              $579 - $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
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $549 body only

              $499 - $500 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 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $856 - $999 body only

              $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Placeholder

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,000 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Live view Doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen

              Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $233 body only

              $379 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $557 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              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

              $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

              $861 body only

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Color depth Worse color depth

              Pentax X90 Competitors

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              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Pentax X-5

              Pentax X-5

              Super zoom

              $269

              Screen size Larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Super zoom

              $450

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $300 - $349

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              $319

              Screen size Larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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