Updated (August 2011): Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs Sony NEX-7

Canon Rebel T3i vs Sony NEX 7

Winner
Canon Rebel T3i

58

Sony NEX-7

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 7

Overall image quality
Great image quality
81.0
Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Color depth
Great color depth
24.1 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.4 EV

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T3i.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-7.

competitors

Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$307 - $649 body only

$355 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$455 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Size Slightly smaller
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$440 - $649 body only

$519 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay Less startup delay
Color depth Worse color depth

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$442 - $498 body only

$598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$782 body only

$699 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$794 - $798 body only

$898 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Size Larger

discussion

Canon Rebel T3i
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