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

Pentax K-x

Winner
Pentax K-x

63

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Canon Rebel T3i

58

Canon Rebel T3i

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-x

Color depth
Great color depth
22.8 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.5 EV
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
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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differences

Advantages of the Canon T3i

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
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
Lowest price Much cheaper $199.95 vs $734.81
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The best price we've seen is $535 cheaper (3.7x less)
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 440 shots vs 420 shots
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Almost the same
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Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.5 EV vs 11.5 EV
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1 f-stop more dynamic range
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 97 ms vs 283 ms
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2.9x 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
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay 600 ms vs 1500 ms
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2.5x less delay when turning on
Size Much smaller 123x92x68 mm vs 133x99x79 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Color depth Better color depth 22.8 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 0.7 more bits of color
Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points 9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 4.7 fps vs 3.7 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
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
Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed 1/6000s vs 1/4000s
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More than 30% faster max shutter speed
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent entry-level DSLRs, and ignoring price

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Canon Rebel T3i Canon Rebel T3i 58
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

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              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              12,800 ISO
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              T3i:95%
              K-x:96%
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              T3i:440 shots
              K-x:420 shots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T3i:3.7 fps
              K-x:4.7 fps
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              T3i:9
              K-x:11
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              T3i:1080p @ 30fps
              K-x:720p @ 24fps
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T3i:793 ISO
              K-x:811 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 - $1,148 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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $329 - $567 body only

              $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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $352 - $415 body only

              $495 - $797 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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 - $370 body only

              $399 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $579 - $600 body only

              $200 - $675 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $278 body only

              $375 - $427 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 D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $689 - $929 body only

              $775 - $940 with 18-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

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              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $681 body only

              $499 - $823 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $450 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 body only

              $500 - $697 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-x Competitors

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              Pentax K-r

              Pentax K-r

              Entry-level DSLR

              $669 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
              Pentax K-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $447 - $473 body only

              $528 - $547 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
              Pentax K-30

              Pentax K-30

              Entry-level DSLR

              $560 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Pentax K-5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,199 body only

              $1,349 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger

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