Updated (May, 2012): Compare the Canon Rebel T4i vs Sony SLT-A37

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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
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A35

Overall image quality
Great image quality
74.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Color depth
Great color depth
23.3 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.7 EV
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon T3i

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 197 lenses vs 123 lenses
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More than 60% more lenses available
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 793 ISO vs 763 ISO
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The T3i has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Thickness Significantly thinner 3.1" vs 3.3"
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Around 10% thinner
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 SLT A35

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Autofocus Video autofocus Phase detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.7 EV vs 11.5 EV
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1.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality 74.0 vs 65.0
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More than 10% better image quality
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Color depth Better color depth 23.3 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 1.2 more bits of color
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Sensor size Much larger sensor APS-C 23.4x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Startup delay Less startup delay 900 ms vs 1500 ms
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40% less delay when turning on
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5.5 fps vs 3.7 fps
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Around 50% faster continuous shooting
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 223 ms vs 283 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The SLT A35's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Size Smaller 124x92x85 mm vs 133x99x79 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Focus points More focus points 15 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The SLT A35's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 3 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Weight Significantly lighter 415 g vs 570 g
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Around 30% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              T3i:$439.95
              SLT A35:$440.38
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              T3i:3.1"
              SLT A35:3.3"
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              T3i:440 shots
              SLT A35:420 shots
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              T3i:1
              SLT A35:3
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T3i:793 ISO
              SLT A35:763 ISO

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              Shared Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $437 - $520 body only

              $530 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $276 - $285 body only

              $385 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $999 - $1,052 with 18-135mm lens

              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $575 body only

              $546 - $779 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Size Is much smaller
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $384 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $636 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

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              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 body only

              $749 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $681 body only

              $549 - $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
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

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              Sony SLT-A37

              Sony SLT-A37

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Sony SLT-A33

              Sony SLT-A33

              Entry-level DSLR

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Sony SLT-A55

              Sony SLT-A55

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,073 body only

              $1,075 - $1,165 with 18-55mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Color depth Worse color depth

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              Ex Canon Owner. (11:18 PM, October 11, 2012)
              Wow, this is so paid for by Canon.


              Compare this comparison to the comparison between the T3i and the D5100.
              http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-T3i-vs-Nikon-D5100




              For some reason the A35 and D5100 blow away the T3i in actual
              statistics for photography, I am not sure how they could have different
              results. The Canon doesn't have a built in motor, the Sony does. The
              sony records 1080 in either 60i or 30p. I dare you to actually take a
              video with the canon and sony and see which works without having to
              build a contraption to focus properly. As for stills, night and day. I
              used to have the T1i, but after 1.5 years (out of warranty) and 10,000
              shots, it's mainboard blew. Canon would only sell a new one or a fixed
              one with 90 days warranty. That is when I swore off Canon. Not the
              company they used to be.