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Canon Rebel T3

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

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

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
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 22.2x14.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 11.5x larger sensor
Battery life Longer battery life 700 shots vs 410 shots
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More than 70% more shots per battery charge
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
True resolution Higher true resolution 12.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 30% 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
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 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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $275.99 vs $419.99
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The best price we've seen is $144 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 Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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 Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              T3:Pentamirror
              DSC-HX100v:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              T3:3.1"
              DSC-HX100v:3.7"
              Weight Heavy Help
              T3:459 g
              DSC-HX100v:577 g
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Size Large Help
              T3:130x100x78 mm
              DSC-HX100v:122x87x93 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $376 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $370 - $400 body only

              $485 - $590 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $230

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $681 body only

              $499 - $823 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $656 body only

              $399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              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

              $520 body only

              $200 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Weight Heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $745 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $448

              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $478

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $349

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger

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