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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Weight
Light-weight
459 g
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
199 ms shutter lag
Storage slots
More storage slots
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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
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 755 ISO vs 535 ISO
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The T3 has a slight edge (0.5 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
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
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.54x vs 0.48x
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More than 20% larger viewfinder
Battery life Longer battery life 700 shots vs 510 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
True resolution Higher true resolution 12.2 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Startup delay Less startup delay 300 ms vs 600 ms
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2x less delay when turning on
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $275.99 vs $680.83
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The best price we've seen is $405 cheaper (2.5x less)
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3 fps vs 2.5 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
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 529 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony DSLR-A330

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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 23.5x15.7mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Color depth Better color depth 22.4 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.5 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.5 EV vs 11 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 199 ms vs 309 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 64.0 vs 62.0
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Almost the same
Size Significantly smaller 128x97x71 mm vs 130x100x78 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Thickness Significantly thinner 2.8" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Weight Light weight Help
              T3:459 g
              DSLR-A330:529 g
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              T3:720p @ 30fps
              DSLR-A330:None
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              T3:12.2 MP
              DSLR-A330:10 MP
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T3:3 fps
              DSLR-A330:2.5 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              T3:6,400 ISO
              DSLR-A330:3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T3:11 EV
              DSLR-A330:11.5 EV
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              T3:0.54x
              DSLR-A330:0.48x
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T3:62.0
              DSLR-A330:64.0
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T3:755 ISO
              DSLR-A330:535 ISO

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              competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $774 body only

              $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $380 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $656 body only

              $399 - $477 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 slightly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $450 body only

              $200 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $370 - $400 body only

              $485 - $590 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

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              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $681 body only

              $499 - $823 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $745 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 Alpha DSLR-A330 Competitors

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              Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

              Entry-level DSLR

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
              Live view No live view
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

              Entry-level DSLR

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Startup delay More startup delay

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