Updated (April, 2012): Compare the Canon Rebel T3 vs Sony SLT-A37

Sony SLT A35

Winner
Sony SLT A35

57

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Canon Rebel T3

40

Canon Rebel T3

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A35

Overall image quality
Great image quality
74.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Color depth
Great color depth
23.3 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.7 EV
 

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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Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 197 lenses vs 123 lenses
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More than 60% more lenses available
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 700 shots vs 420 shots
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Around 70% more shots per battery charge
Startup delay Less startup delay 300 ms vs 900 ms
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3x less delay when turning on
Thickness Significantly thinner 3.1" vs 3.3"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $399.00 vs $679.00
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The best price we've seen is $280 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Sony SLT A35

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.7 EV vs 11 EV
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1.7 f-stops more dynamic range
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 74.0 vs 62.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Autofocus Video autofocus Phase detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Color depth Better color depth 23.3 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 1.4 more bits of color
Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor size Much larger sensor APS-C 23.4x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 5.5 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 80% faster continuous shooting
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 223 ms vs 309 ms
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Around 30% less delay when taking photos
Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
True resolution Higher true resolution 16 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Focus points More focus points 15 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The SLT A35's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 3 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Size Smaller 124x92x85 mm vs 130x100x78 mm
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Almost the same
Weight Lighter 415 g vs 459 g
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Around 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Weight Light weight Help
              T3:459 g
              SLT A35:415 g
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              T3:3.1"
              SLT A35:3.3"
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              T3:12.2 MP
              SLT A35:16 MP
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              T3:1
              SLT A35:3
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T3:755 ISO
              SLT A35:763 ISO
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              T3:720p @ 30fps
              SLT A35:1080p @ 30fps

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              Shared Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $200 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $699 - $849 body only

              $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $278 body only

              $427 - $480 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $329 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $500 body only

              $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Size Is much smaller
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $415 body only

              $495 - $556 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

              Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

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              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $695 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO

              Sony SLT A35 Competitors

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              Sony SLT-A37

              Sony SLT-A37

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $479 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Sony SLT A57

              Sony SLT A57

              Entry-level DSLR

              $861 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher frame rate movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

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