Updated (February 2011): Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 vs Canon Rebel T3i

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Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

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Canon Rebel T3i

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Great color depth
Color depth
22.3 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.9 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.59x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

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
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

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 Alpha DSLR-A700.

competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Competitors

Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,642 body only

$1,500 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Leica M10

Leica M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$6,595 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder Doesn't have a through-the-lens viewfinder

Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$390 - $649 body only

$479 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$379 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

discussion

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700
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