Updated (May, 2012): Compare the Canon Rebel T4i vs Nikon D800

Nikon D700

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Nikon D700

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Canon Rebel T3i

61

Canon Rebel T3i

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,303 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Color depth
Great color depth
23.5 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.2 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
 
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Advantages of the Canon T3i

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Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
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 12.1 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Lens availability More lenses available 197 lenses vs 152 lenses
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Around 30% more lenses available
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 922k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Weight Much lighter 570 g vs 1,074 g
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Around 50% lighter
Size Smaller 133x99x79 mm vs 147x123x77 mm
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More than 20% smaller
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Advantages of the Nikon D700

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Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 2,303 ISO vs 793 ISO
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The D700 has excellent image quality 1.5 f-stops higher ISO than the T3i
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 80.0 vs 65.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder 0.72x vs 0.53x
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Around 90% larger viewfinder
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.2 EV vs 11.5 EV
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0.7 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 23.5 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 1.4 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
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 36.0x23.9mm 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
Focus points Many more focus points 51 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points 15 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 197 ms vs 283 ms
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More than 30% less delay when taking photos
Battery life Longer battery life 1000 shots vs 440 shots
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Around 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5 fps vs 3.7 fps
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Around 40% faster continuous shooting
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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Almost the same
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The D700's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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        similarities

        Compared to recent DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        External flash not needed
        Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
        95%
        Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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        Autofocus No video autofocus Help
        Manual focus only
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        6,400 ISO
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        T3i:3.7 fps
        D700:5 fps
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        T3i:17.9 MP
        D700:12.1 MP
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 body only

        $449 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $699 body only

        $999 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $378 body only

        $564 with 18-55mm lens

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $547 body only

        $549 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

        Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $659 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
        Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $999 - $1,231 body only

        $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
        Nikon D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,699 with 18-200mm lens

        Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
        Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

        Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $681 - $700 body only

        $499 - $822 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 T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $847 with 75-300mm lens

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Nikon D3300

        Nikon D3300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $547 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Startup delay More startup delay

        Nikon D700 Competitors

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        Nikon D750

        Nikon D750

        Pro DSLR

        $2,297 body only

        $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

        Movie format Shoots movies
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
        Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,047 body only

        $1,347 with 18-140mm lens

        Movie format Shoots movies
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
        Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
        Nikon D610

        Nikon D610

        Pro DSLR

        $1,797 body only

        $2,297 - $2,300 with 24-85mm lens

        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Movie format Shoots movies
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
        Nikon D600

        Nikon D600

        Pro DSLR

        $1,444 body only

        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Movie format Shoots movies
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
        Nikon D800

        Nikon D800

        Pro DSLR

        $3,160 body only

        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower

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