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

Canon Rebel T3i vs Pentax K200D

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Canon Rebel T3i

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Pentax K200D

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

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

Reasons to buy the Pentax K200D

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
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
Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
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
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
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
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
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Startup delay
Much 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
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.55x vs 0.53x
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More than 10% larger viewfinder
Size
Smaller
134x95x74 mm vs 133x99x79 mm
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More than 10% smaller
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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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

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              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T3i:3.7 fps
              K200D:2.8 fps
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              T3i:95%
              K200D:96%
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              T3i:440 shots
              K200D:80 shots
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              T3i:17.9 MP
              K200D:10 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              T3i:6,400 ISO
              K200D:1,600 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T3i:11.5 EV
              K200D:11.4 EV
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              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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              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $719 body only

              $899 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $499 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $393 body only

              $429 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $569 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $233 body only

              $375 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
              Canon EOS 40D

              Canon EOS 40D

              Pro DSLR

              $700 body only

              $1,583 with 28-135mm lens

              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $845 body only

              $749 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $620 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $527 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $334 body only

              $847 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

              Pentax K200D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax K20D

              Pentax K20D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $860 body only

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

              Pentax K-m

              Entry-level DSLR

              $836 with 18-55mm, 50-200mm lenses

              Size Significantly smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
              Pentax K10D

              Pentax K10D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 body only

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Pentax K-x

              Pentax K-x

              Entry-level DSLR

              $999 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 K-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $337 - $367 body only

              $408 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

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

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