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Advantages of the Canon T3i

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Lens availability
Much more lenses available
220 lenses vs 62 lenses
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More than 3.5x more lenses available
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Screen resolution
Slightly higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
440 shots vs 420 shots
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony A6000

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Viewfinder coverage
Much better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size
Significantly smaller
120×67×45 mm vs 133×100×80 mm
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2.9x smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
11 fps vs 3.7 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.70x vs 0.53x
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Around 80% larger viewfinder
True resolution
Higher true resolution
24 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Thickness
Thinner
1.8" vs 3.1"
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More than 40% thinner
Weight
Lighter
285 g vs 570 g
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2x lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The A6000's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
179 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Interchangeable lenses Interchangeable lenses Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              T3i440 shots
              A6000420 shots
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              T3iPentamirror
              A6000Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              T3i1080p @ 30fps
              A60001080p @ 60fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather

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