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Advantages of the Canon T3i

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 460k dots
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Around 2.5x 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
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 80% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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 slightly faster
3.7 fps vs 1.5 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 3.7"
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More than 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Olympus SP-820UZ iHS

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Size
Smaller
117×78×93 mm vs 133×100×80 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Weight
Lighter
485 g vs 570 g
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More than 10% 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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              T3i3.1"
              SP-820UZ iHS3.7"
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T3i3.7 fps
              SP-820UZ iHS1.5 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO

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