Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon Rebel T3 vs Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

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

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T1i

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
159 ms shutter lag
 

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Advantages of the Canon T1i

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
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
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
159 ms vs 604 ms
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3.8x less delay when taking photos
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
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
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
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Size
Smaller
129x98x62 mm vs 128x88x87 mm
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More than 20% smaller
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
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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$699.99 vs $890.01
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The best price we've seen is $190 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
              T1i:Pentamirror
              SX10 IS:Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              T1i:520 g
              SX10 IS:600 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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T1i:3.4 fps
              SX10 IS:0.7 fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Size Large Help
              T1i:129x98x62 mm
              SX10 IS:128x88x87 mm

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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $240 - $280 body only

              $385 - $410 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $845 body only

              $598 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $349 - $449 body only

              $409 - $479 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              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 Has slightly more color depth
              Live view Doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,000 body only

              $1,099 - $1,562 with 28-135mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger

              Canon EOS Rebel T1i Competitors

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              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $349 - $380 body only

              $399 - $429 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Color depth Better color depth
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $700 body only

              $590 - $750 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $420

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Super zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot S5 IS

              Canon PowerShot S5 IS

              Super zoom

              $287

              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $405

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $455

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

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