Updated (May, 2012): Compare the Canon Rebel T4i vs Olympus SP-620 UZ

Canon Rebel T3i

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Canon Rebel T3i

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Olympus SP-610 UZ

47

Olympus SP-610 UZ

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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
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-610 UZ

Size
Really small
Standard size 107x72x73 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Weight
Light-weight
405 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon T3i

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 80% more detail in your photos
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 12x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.7 fps vs 1.1 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The T3i's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Olympus SP-610 UZ

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size Smaller 107x72x73 mm vs 133x99x79 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Weight Lighter 405 g vs 570 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 2.9" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Thickness Quite thick Help
              T3i:3.1"
              SP-610 UZ:2.9"
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T3i:3.7 fps
              SP-610 UZ:1.1 fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $389 - $506 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Size Is slightly larger

              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 Significantly lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 body only

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

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $415 body only

              $495 - $564 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $549 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag

              Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

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              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Olympus E-620

              Olympus E-620

              Entry-level DSLR

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus SP-620 UZ

              Olympus 620 UZ

              Travel zoom

              $300

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Olympus SP-720UZ

              Olympus 720UZ

              Super zoom

              $145 - $190

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $257

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker

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