Updated (May, 2012): Compare the Canon Rebel T4i vs Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r

Winner
Pentax K-r

69

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Canon Rebel T3i

58

Canon Rebel T3i

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-r

Color depth
Great color depth
22.9 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.4 EV
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
6 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon T3i

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 25fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
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 Significantly more lenses available 197 lenses vs 109 lenses
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More than 80% more lenses available
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 793 ISO vs 755 ISO
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The T3i has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Weight Slightly lighter 570 g vs 598 g
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Almost the same
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Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.4 EV vs 11.5 EV
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0.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Startup delay Much less startup delay 300 ms vs 1500 ms
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5x less delay when turning on
Overall image quality Better image quality 72.0 vs 65.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 105 ms vs 283 ms
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2.7x less delay when taking photos
Sensor size Much larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 22.9 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 0.8 more bits of color
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 6 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 60% faster continuous shooting
Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points 9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Size Much smaller 125x97x68 mm vs 133x99x79 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.56x vs 0.53x
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More than 10% larger viewfinder
Thickness Much thinner 2.7" vs 3.1"
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More than 10% thinner
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The K-r's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The K-r's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage 96% vs 95%
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Almost the same
Focus points Slightly more focus points 11 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 470 shots vs 440 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed 1/6000s vs 1/4000s
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More than 30% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price Cheaper $399.00 vs $499.00
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The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent entry-level DSLRs, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              T3i:95%
              K-r:96%
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              T3i:440 shots
              K-r:470 shots
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T3i:793 ISO
              K-r:755 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T3i:65.0
              K-r:72.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,048 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $549 - $699 body only

              $489 - $816 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $415 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $449 body only

              $458 - $669 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $899 body only

              $959 - $999 with 18-135mm lens

              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $418 body only

              $399 - $539 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

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              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder

              Pentax K-r Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Pentax K-x

              Pentax K-x

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Pentax K-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $390 - $497 body only

              $450 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Pentax K-30

              Pentax K-30

              Entry-level DSLR

              $400 body only

              $500 - $560 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Pentax K-5

              Pentax K-5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 body only

              $825 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Size Larger
              Pentax K-500

              Pentax K-500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $514 body only

              $449 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Size Larger

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              Ali (11:04 PM, February 17, 2013)
              Based on Dpreview T4i has much better image quality.