Canon Rebel T3

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Canon Rebel T3

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Pentax X90

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots
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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax X90

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
 
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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
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
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
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
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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
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Size Large Help
        T3:130x100x78 mm
        X90:112x81x99 mm
        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 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 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

        $392 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

        Entry-level DSLR

        $765 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 way more more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon D3000

        Nikon D3000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $343 - $408 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor
        Live view Doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 - $681 body only

        $549 - $1,035 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Lowest price More expensive
        Canon EOS Rebel T2i

        Canon Rebel T2i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $575 body only

        $650 - $779 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Weight Heavier
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $449 - $520 body only

        $545 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
        Canon EOS Rebel T1i

        Canon Rebel T1i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $400 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

        Pentax X90 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Casio Exilim EX-ZR200

        Casio Exilim ZR-200

        Travel zoom

        $159

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
        Zoom Less zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Samsung WB100

        Samsung WB100

        Super zoom

        $224

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $349 - $354

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Pentax X-5

        Pentax X-5

        Super zoom

        $134

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $349 - $441

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Size Much larger
        Weight Significantly heavier

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