Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 vs Canon Rebel T3

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Great color depth
Color depth
22.3 bits
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
189 ms shutter lag
Great battery life
Battery life
750 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots

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differences

Advantages of the Canon T3

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Movie format
Shoots movies
720p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots HD (720p) video as well as still pictures
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
755 ISO vs 521 ISO
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The T3 has a slight edge (0.5 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Startup delay
Much less startup delay
300 ms vs 1500 ms
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5x less delay when turning on
Lens availability
Significantly more lenses available
197 lenses vs 123 lenses
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More than 60% more lenses available
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12.2 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Weight
Lighter
459 g vs 572 g
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Around 20% lighter
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
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Advantages of the Sony DSLR-A200

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Color depth
Better color depth
22.3 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
189 ms vs 309 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.3 EV vs 11 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
63.0 vs 62.0
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Almost the same
Size
Smaller
131x99x71 mm vs 130x100x78 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
2.8" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
750 shots vs 700 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.54x vs 0.54x
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Almost the same
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent entry-level DSLRs, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths

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              Common Weaknesses
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              T3720p @ 30fps
              DSLR-A200None
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              T312.2 MP
              DSLR-A20010 MP
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
              1
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3 fps
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              1
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              T36,400 ISO
              DSLR-A2003,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T311 EV
              DSLR-A20011.3 EV
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T362.0
              DSLR-A20063.0
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T3755 ISO
              DSLR-A200521 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              T321.9 bits
              DSLR-A20022.3 bits

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $262 body only

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

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 - $547 body only

              $360 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $845 body only

              $725 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $649 - $650 body only

              $649 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Autofocus Users slower contrast detection autofocus
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $950 body only

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $629 body only

              $549 - $612 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $825 body only

              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 Alpha DSLR-A200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A100

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A100

              Entry-level DSLR

              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Size Slightly smaller
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $420 body only

              Live view Has live view
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $448 - $468 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

              Entry-level DSLR

              $371 body only

              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              Storage slots Has more storage slots
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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