Updated (June, 2011): Compare the Canon Rebel T3 vs Sony SLT A35

Sony SLT-A33

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Sony SLT-A33

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Canon Rebel T3

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Canon Rebel T3

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Reasons to buy the Sony SLT-A33

Overall image quality
Great image quality
70.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Color depth
Great color depth
22.8 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.6 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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Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 755 ISO vs 591 ISO
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The T3 has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Battery life Much longer battery life 700 shots vs 270 shots
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More than 2.5x more shots per battery charge
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 Less startup delay 300 ms vs 800 ms
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2.7x less delay when turning on
Thickness Significantly thinner 3.1" vs 3.3"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight Lighter 459 g vs 500 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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 12.6 EV vs 11 EV
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1.6 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
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Overall image quality Better image quality 70.0 vs 62.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 22.8 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.9 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
Sensor size Much larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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 7 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 215 ms vs 309 ms
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More than 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 14 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 20% 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-A33'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
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        similarities

        Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Weight Light weight Help
        T3:459 g
        SLT-A33:500 g
        Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
        1/4000 of a second
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        T3:3.1"
        SLT-A33:3.3"
        Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
        Missing that film look
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        T3:12.2 MP
        SLT-A33:14 MP
        Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
        T3:1
        SLT-A33:3
        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-A33:591 ISO
        Movie format Poor movies Help
        T3:720p @ 30fps
        SLT-A33:1080p @ 30fps
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        T3:62.0
        SLT-A33:70.0

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        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $681 - $700 body only

        $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

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

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $273 body only

        $427 - $489 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

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

        Canon Rebel T2i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $639 body only

        $200 - $674 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 T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $200 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Size Is slightly larger
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $378 - $415 body only

        $495 - $562 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier

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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
        Canon EOS Rebel T1i

        Canon Rebel T1i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $999 body only

        $746 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

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        Sony SLT-A55

        Sony SLT-A55

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,073 body only

        $1,060 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
        GPS Has a GPS
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
        Sony SLT-A37

        Sony SLT-A37

        Entry-level DSLR

        $430 - $479 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Sony SLT A58

        Sony SLT A58

        Entry-level DSLR

        $448 with 18-55mm lens

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

        Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

        Entry-level DSLR

        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
        Movie format Does not take movies
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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