Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v vs Canon Rebel T3

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

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Canon Rebel T3

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots

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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
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Battery life
Longer battery life
700 shots vs 410 shots
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More than 70% more shots per battery charge
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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 9.7 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
Weight
Lighter
459 g vs 577 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 3.7"
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Around 20% thinner
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 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$332.13 vs $508.95
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The best price we've seen is $177 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX100v

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              T3Pentamirror
              DSC-HX100vDigital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              T33.1"
              DSC-HX100v3.7"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Size Large Help
              T3130×100×78 mm
              DSC-HX100v122×87×93 mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Movie format Doesn't record movies

              Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $274 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $845 body only

              $725 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $825 body only

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $630

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $393 - $498

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $293 - $298

              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $360 - $398

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $425

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS

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