Canon Rebel T3

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Canon Rebel T3

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Samsung NX11

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Samsung NX11

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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 Samsung NX11

Size
Really small
Mid size 123x87x40 mm
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
1.6"
 

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
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
197 lenses vs 36 lenses
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Around 5.5x more lenses available
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
755 ISO vs 553 ISO
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The T3 has a slight edge (0.4 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
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The T3's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight
Slightly lighter
459 g vs 499 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$389.00 vs $515.97
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The best price we've seen is $127 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Samsung NX11

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Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Size
Significantly smaller
123x87x40 mm vs 130x100x78 mm
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2.4x smaller
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
614k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.6" vs 3.1"
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Around 50% thinner
Sensor cleaning
Has a self cleaning sensor
Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
Color depth
Better color depth
22.7 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.8 more bits of color
True resolution
Higher true resolution
14 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
APS-C 23.4x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              T3:APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
              NX11:APS-C 23.4x15.6mm
              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 Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              T3:Pentamirror
              NX11:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T3:11 EV
              NX11:10.8 EV
              Weight Heavy Help
              T3:459 g
              NX11:499 g
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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 Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T3:62.0
              NX11:63.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $390 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $360 - $378 body only

              $429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $399

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $525 - $700 body only

              $950 - $1,000 with 18-135mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              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

              $549 - $630 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

              $600 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

              Samsung NX11 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX1000

              Samsung NX1000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $370 body only

              $322 with 20-50mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $399 - $520 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Samsung NX10

              Samsung NX10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $952 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony SLT-A55

              Sony SLT-A55

              Entry-level DSLR

              $530 body only

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Samsung NX20

              Samsung NX20

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $982 body only

              $977 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price More expensive

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