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

Sony SLT A35

Winner
Sony SLT A35

61

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Canon Rebel T3

40

Canon Rebel T3

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A35

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

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots
 

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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
Startup delay
Significantly less startup delay
300 ms vs 900 ms
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3x less delay when turning on
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
700 shots vs 420 shots
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Around 70% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Significantly thinner
3.1" vs 3.3"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$379.95 vs $679.00
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The best price we've seen is $299 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
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Phase detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Overall image quality
Significantly better image quality
74.0 vs 62.0
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Around 20% better image quality
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
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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
True resolution
Higher true resolution
16 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your 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
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
              Weight Light weight Help
              T3:459 g
              SLT A35:415 g
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T3:755 ISO
              SLT A35:763 ISO

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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $450 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 Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $390 - $409 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

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 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

              $600 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $724 body only

              $549 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $360 - $385 body only

              $429 - $499 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

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO

              Sony SLT A35 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT-A37

              Sony SLT-A37

              Entry-level DSLR

              $464 - $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-A55

              Sony SLT-A55

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony SLT-A33

              Sony SLT-A33

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,027 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Sony SLT A57

              Sony SLT A57

              Entry-level DSLR

              $601 with 18-55mm lens

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

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