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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T5

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T5

Size
Really small
Super compact 94x60x20 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
139 g
 
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Advantages of the Canon Rebel XSi

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12.2 MP vs 5 MP
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Capture around 2.5x more detail in your photos
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 22.2x14.8mm vs 1/2.5" 5.8x4.3mm
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Around 13.5x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 1s
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30x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-T5

Size Significantly smaller 94x60x20 mm vs 129x98x62 mm
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6.9x smaller
Weight Significantly lighter 139 g vs 524 g
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3.8x lighter
Movie format Shoots movies 480p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots standard resolution video as well as still pictures
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.8" vs 2.4"
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3.1x thinner
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Movie format One shoots movies Help
        Rebel XSi:None
        DSC-T5:480p @ 30fps
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $389 - $418 body only

        $399 - $539 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $550 body only

        $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon EOS Rebel T2i

        Canon Rebel T2i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $674 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon EOS Rebel T1i

        Canon Rebel T1i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $999 body only

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon Rebel SL1

        Canon Rebel SL1

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 - $600 body only

        $579 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon Rebel T4i

        Canon Rebel T4i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $669 - $700 body only

        $845 - $970 with 18-135mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $378 - $415 body only

        $545 - $669 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Entry-level DSLR

        Color depth Better color depth
        Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Autofocus Slower autofocus
        Canon Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $749 - $1,098 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Shoots movies
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $270 - $387 body only

        $399 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Shoots movies
        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,000 body only

        $1,600 with 17-85mm lens

        Color depth Better color depth
        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Startup delay Much more startup delay

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T5 Competitors

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        Panasonic Lumix TS5

        Panasonic Lumix TS5

        Waterproof

        $265 - $330

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier
        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Compact

        $220

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Sony Alpha A5000

        Sony Alpha A5000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $398 - $410 with 16-50mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker
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        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T7

        Ultra compact

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

        Waterproof

        $130 - $210

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Thickness Slightly thicker

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