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Advantages of the Canon T3i

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 1.5"
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2x larger screen
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 110k dots
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Around 9.5x higher resolution screen
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
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
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 5 MP
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Capture more than 3.5x more detail in your photos
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder
Has a through-the-lens viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Tunnel
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Through-the-lens viewfinders let you see exactly what your photo will look like
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon 5200

Size
Significantly smaller
88×60×37 mm vs 133×100×80 mm
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5.4x smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.5" vs 3.1"
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2.2x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
180 g vs 570 g
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3.2x lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T3i3.7 fps
              52002.5 fps
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              T3i1080p @ 30fps
              5200480p @ 30fps

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