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

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

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

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T1i

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 20fps
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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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
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
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
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 11.5x larger sensor
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
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 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 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
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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Advantages of the Canon SX10 IS

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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
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        External flash Each supports an external flash Help
        Better lighting
        Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
        T1i:Pentamirror
        SX10 IS:Digital
        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
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        T1i:3.4 fps
        SX10 IS:0.7 fps
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        T1i:3,200 ISO
        SX10 IS:1,600 ISO
        Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
        Missing that film look
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons
        Size Large Help
        T1i:129x98x62 mm
        SX10 IS:128x88x87 mm

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $480 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 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
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $290 body only

        $350 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

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

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $380 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

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

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $656 body only

        $399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $699 - $871 body only

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

        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon Rebel SL1

        Canon Rebel SL1

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $500 body only

        $599 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $400 - $670 body only

        $485 - $625 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Thickness Is thicker
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

        Canon EOS Rebel T1i Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS Rebel T2i

        Canon Rebel T2i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $450 body only

        $200 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

        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 T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 body only

        $200 - $749 with 18-55mm lens

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

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

        Entry-level DSLR

        $480 with 18-55mm lens

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Color depth Better color depth
        Movie format Does not take movies
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Canon EOS 40D

        Canon EOS 40D

        Pro DSLR

        $873 body only

        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Color depth Better color depth
        Movie format Does not take movies
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

        Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

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

        Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

        Super zoom

        $550

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $249

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

        Super zoom

        $676

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Larger screen
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot S5 IS

        Canon PowerShot S5 IS

        Super zoom

        $589

        Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
        Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Zoom Less zoom

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