Updated (May, 2012): Compare the Canon Rebel T4i vs Sony SLT A35

Canon Rebel T3i

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Canon Rebel T3i

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Sony SLT-A33

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Sony SLT-A33

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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-A33

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Color depth
Great color depth
22.8 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.6 EV
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon T3i

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Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 793 ISO vs 591 ISO
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The T3i has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
True resolution Higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 14 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life 440 shots vs 270 shots
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More than 60% more shots per battery charge
Thickness Significantly thinner 3.1" vs 3.3"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Sony SLT-A33

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Autofocus Video autofocus Phase detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.6 EV vs 11.5 EV
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1.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor size Much larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Overall image quality Better image quality 70.0 vs 65.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 7 fps vs 3.7 fps
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Around 90% faster continuous shooting
Color depth Better color depth 22.8 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 0.7 more bits of color
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay 800 ms vs 1500 ms
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Around 50% less delay when turning on
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 215 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-A33'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-A33'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 Lighter 500 g vs 570 g
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More than 10% lighter
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        similarities

        Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
        Great for movies
        External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
        Record higher quality audio with a microphone
        Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
        1/4000 of a second
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        T3i:3.1"
        SLT-A33:3.3"
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        T3i:440 shots
        SLT-A33:270 shots
        Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
        T3i:1
        SLT-A33:3
        Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
        Need to shelter it from weather
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        T3i:793 ISO
        SLT-A33:591 ISO
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        1080p @ 30fps
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        T3i:65.0
        SLT-A33:70.0

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $200 with 18-55mm lens

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Cross type focus points Has slightly more cross-type focus points
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $681 - $700 body only

        $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $378 - $415 body only

        $495 - $562 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $547 body only

        $646 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $225 - $389 body only

        $399 - $550 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 Rebel T4i

        Canon Rebel T4i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $669 - $700 body only

        $200 - $725 with 18-55mm lens

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Cross type focus points Has slightly more cross-type focus points
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Size Is slightly larger

        Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $641 - $699 body only

        $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Weather sealed Weather sealed
        Size Significantly larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Nikon D3300

        Nikon D3300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $547 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
        Overall image quality Much better image quality
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Startup delay More startup delay

        Sony SLT-A33 Competitors

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        Sony SLT-A55

        Sony SLT-A55

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,073 body only

        $1,060 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
        GPS Has a GPS
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
        Sony SLT-A37

        Sony SLT-A37

        Entry-level DSLR

        $430 - $479 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

        Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

        Entry-level DSLR

        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
        Movie format Does not take movies
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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