Updated (May, 2012): Compare the Canon Rebel T4i vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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Canon Rebel T3i

62

Canon Rebel T3i

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,815 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
79.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

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Advantages of the Canon T3i

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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
Lens availability
More lenses available
197 lenses vs 156 lenses
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Around 30% more lenses available
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
133x99x79 mm vs 152x114x75 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$499.00 vs $2,494.73
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The best price we've seen is $1,996 cheaper (5x less)
Weight
Significantly lighter
570 g vs 850 g
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More than 30% lighter
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
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Advantages of the Canon 5D Mark II

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Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
1,815 ISO vs 793 ISO
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The 5D Mark II has excellent image quality 1.2 f-stops higher ISO than the T3i
Overall image quality
Significantly better image quality
79.0 vs 65.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Viewfinder size
Much larger viewfinder
0.71x vs 0.53x
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More than 80% larger viewfinder
Color depth
Better color depth
23.7 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 1.6 more bits of color
Startup delay
Much less startup delay
400 ms vs 1500 ms
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3.7x less delay when turning on
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.9 EV vs 11.5 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Sensor size
Much larger sensor
Full frame 36.0x24.0mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 2.5x larger sensor
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
206 ms vs 283 ms
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Around 30% less delay when taking photos
Battery life
Longer battery life
850 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 90% more shots per battery charge
True resolution
Higher true resolution
21 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
98% vs 95%
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Thinner
3" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3.9 fps vs 3.7 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The 5D Mark II's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent DSLRs, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T3i:3.7 fps
              5D Mark II:3.9 fps
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
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              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T3i:11.5 EV
              5D Mark II:11.9 EV

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,519 - $1,899 body only

              $2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $899 body only

              $959 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Cross type focus points Has slightly more cross-type focus points
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $724 body only

              $549 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $360 - $385 body only

              $429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              True resolution Lower true resolution

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,099 - $3,399 body only

              $3,699 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Nikon D700

              Nikon D700

              Pro DSLR

              $4,337 body only

              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Focus points Many more focus points
              Movie format Does not take movies
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $892 - $1,097 body only

              $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

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              Avatar for Ed Ku Ed Ku (1:23 AM, October 02, 2014)
              where exactly do you buy canon t3i for 199??????? :-))))))