Updated (March 2009): Compare the Canon EOS Rebel T1i vs Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS vs Canon Rebel T1i

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

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Canon EOS Rebel T1i

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T1i

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
159 ms shutter lag

Items often bought with the SX10 IS or T1i

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS Rebel T1i.
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differences

Advantages of the Canon T1i

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Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
159 ms vs 604 ms
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3.8x less delay when taking photos
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" 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
Startup delay
Much less startup delay
300 ms vs 2400 ms
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8x less delay when turning on
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 20fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
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
Size
Smaller
129×98×62 mm vs 128×88×87 mm
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More than 20% smaller
True resolution
Higher true resolution
15.1 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Thickness
Thinner
2.4" vs 3.4"
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Around 30% thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 0.7 fps
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Around 5x faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
400 shots vs 340 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Lighter
520 g vs 600 g
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More than 10% lighter
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
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
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/3200s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$599.00 vs $699.99
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The best price we've seen is $101 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX10 IS

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              T1iPentamirror
              SX10 ISDigital
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              T1i520 g
              SX10 IS600 g
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T1i3.4 fps
              SX10 IS0.7 fps
              Size Large Help
              T1i129×98×62 mm
              SX10 IS128×88×87 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $332 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $263 body only

              $358 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $999 body only

              $919 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $849 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger

              Canon EOS Rebel T1i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $490 - $649 body only

              $581 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $459 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $898 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Startup delay More startup delay

              Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $300 - $350

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $394 - $480

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Alpha 7R II

              Sony Alpha 7R II

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Super zoom

              $489

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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