Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi vs Canon Rebel T3

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T1i

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 20fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Live view
Has live view
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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 127x94x65 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.6"
 
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Advantages of the Canon Rebel XTi

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Color depth Better color depth 22.1 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
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Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 20fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Startup delay Much less startup delay 300 ms vs 2500 ms
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8.3x less delay when turning on
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.5 EV vs 11 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 15.1 MP vs 10.1 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.54x vs 0.49x
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Around 20% larger viewfinder
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 159 ms vs 200 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 63.0 vs 62.0
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Almost the same
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3.4 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 400 shots vs 370 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Thickness Thinner 2.4" vs 2.6"
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The T1i's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight Slightly lighter 520 g vs 556 g
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Around 10% lighter
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        Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Very small Help
        Rebel XTi:127x94x65 mm
        T1i:129x98x62 mm
        Lens availability Many lenses available Help
        197 lenses
        Thickness Very thin Help
        Rebel XTi:2.6"
        T1i:2.4"
        Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
        1/4000 of a second
        Autofocus No video autofocus Help
        Manual focus only
        Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
        Rebel XTi:None
        T1i:12,800 ISO
        Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
        95%
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        Rebel XTi:APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
        T1i:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        Rebel XTi:3 fps
        T1i:3.4 fps
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        Rebel XTi:10.1 MP
        T1i:15.1 MP
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        Rebel XTi:370 shots
        T1i:400 shots
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        Rebel XTi:1,600 ISO
        T1i:3,200 ISO
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
        Need to shelter it from weather
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        Rebel XTi:11 EV
        T1i:11.5 EV
        Movie format One shoots movies Help
        Rebel XTi:None
        T1i:1080p @ 20fps
        Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
        Rebel XTi:0.49x
        T1i:0.54x
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        Rebel XTi:62.0
        T1i:63.0
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        Rebel XTi:664 ISO
        T1i:663 ISO
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        Rebel XTi:22.1 bits
        T1i:21.7 bits

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        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $480 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is much larger
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $290 body only

        $350 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

        Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
        Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Canon EOS Rebel T2i

        Canon Rebel T2i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $450 body only

        $200 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $380 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is significantly larger
        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

        Entry-level DSLR

        $480 with 18-55mm lens

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Entry-level DSLR

        $430 with 18-55mm lens

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 body only

        $200 - $749 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is much larger

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi Competitors

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        Canon EOS Rebel T1i Competitors

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