Updated (May, 2012): Compare the Canon Rebel T4i vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Canon Rebel T3i

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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
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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
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Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Weight
Light-weight
381 g
 
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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
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Overall image quality Better image quality 65.0 vs 52.0
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Around 30% better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Lens availability Much more lenses available 197 lenses vs 40 lenses
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Around 5x more lenses available
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.5 EV vs 10.1 EV
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1.4 f-stops more dynamic range
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Color depth Better color depth 22.1 bits vs 21.2 bits
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Distinguishes 0.9 more bits of color
Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 793 ISO vs 411 ISO
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The T3i has a slight edge (0.9 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
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Around 40% larger sensor
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3.7 fps vs 2.6 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Lowest price Cheaper $439.95 vs $765.99
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The best price we've seen is $326 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Cross type focus points Slightly more cross-type focus points 1 vs 0
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Grab focus in difficult situations
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-G10

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Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Size Smaller 124x90x74 mm vs 133x99x79 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Weight Lighter 381 g vs 570 g
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More than 30% lighter
Focus points More focus points 23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Thickness Slightly thinner 2.9" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              T3i:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              DMC-G10:Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              T3i:Pentamirror
              DMC-G10:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              T3i:3.1"
              DMC-G10:2.9"
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              T3i:1
              DMC-G10:0
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T3i:11.5 EV
              DMC-G10:10.1 EV
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T3i:3.7 fps
              DMC-G10:2.6 fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Size Large Help
              T3i:133x99x79 mm
              DMC-G10:124x90x74 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $520 body only

              $545 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $276 - $298 body only

              $399 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $390 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $629 - $700 body only

              $848 - $850 with 18-105mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

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              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 body only

              $749 - $1,148 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 Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $681 body only

              $549 - $823 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $999 - $1,052 with 18-135mm lens

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $440 - $450 with 14-45mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Smaller
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $309 body only

              $415 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $900 with 14-42mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $509 body only

              $450 - $622 with 14-42mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $699 with 20mm lens

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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