Updated (May, 2012): Compare the Canon Rebel T4i vs Pentax K200D

Canon Rebel T3i

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Canon Rebel T3i

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Pentax K200D

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Pentax K200D

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K200D

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
125 ms shutter lag
 
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Advantages of the Canon T3i

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Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 793 ISO vs 561 ISO
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The T3i has a slight edge (0.5 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture around 80% more detail in your photos
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
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 440 shots vs 80 shots
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5.5x more shots per battery charge
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.7 fps vs 2.8 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.5 EV vs 11.4 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 65.0 vs 64.0
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The T3i's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight Lighter 570 g vs 690 g
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Around 20% lighter
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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 125 ms vs 283 ms
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2.3x less delay when taking photos
Sensor size Much larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.7mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay 500 ms vs 1500 ms
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3x less delay when turning on
Color depth Better color depth 22.4 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 0.3 more bits of color
Size Significantly smaller 134x95x74 mm vs 133x99x79 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.55x vs 0.53x
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More than 10% larger viewfinder
Thickness Significantly thinner 2.9" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage 96% vs 95%
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Almost the same
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        similarities

        Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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        Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
        1/4000 of a second
        Autofocus No video autofocus Help
        Manual focus only
        Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
        T3i:12,800 ISO
        K200D:None
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
        T3i:95%
        K200D:96%
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        T3i:3.7 fps
        K200D:2.8 fps
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        T3i:440 shots
        K200D:80 shots
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        T3i:6,400 ISO
        K200D:1,600 ISO
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        T3i:11.5 EV
        K200D:11.4 EV
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        T3i:65.0
        K200D:64.0
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        T3i:793 ISO
        K200D:561 ISO
        Movie format One shoots movies Help
        T3i:1080p @ 30fps
        K200D:None

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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

        Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $225 - $389 body only

        $399 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

        Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
        Weight Is slightly lighter
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $285 body only

        $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
        External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
        Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
        Nikon D90

        Nikon D90

        Entry-level DSLR

        $929 body only

        $848 - $940 with 18-105mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon EOS 40D

        Canon EOS 40D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,138 body only

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

        Entry-level DSLR

        $695 with 18-55mm lens

        Size Is significantly smaller
        Thickness Is thinner
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

        Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

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        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 Longer battery life
        Screen resolution Much 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

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Low light performance More noise at high ISO
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $699 body only

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

        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Weather sealed Weather sealed
        Size Significantly larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $378 - $415 body only

        $495 - $564 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
        Overall image quality Significantly 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

        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 K200D Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Pentax K-x

        Pentax K-x

        Entry-level DSLR

        $735 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Shoots movies
        Live view Has live view
        Weather sealed No weather sealing
        Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
        Pentax K10D

        Pentax K10D

        Entry-level DSLR

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
        Pentax K20D

        Pentax K20D

        Entry-level DSLR

        Live view Has live view
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Pentax K-50

        Pentax K-50

        Entry-level DSLR

        $397 - $497 body only

        $487 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Shoots movies
        Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Pentax K-r

        Pentax K-r

        Entry-level DSLR

        $484 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Shoots movies
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Weather sealed No weather sealing

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