Canon Rebel T1i vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Winner
Canon EOS Rebel T1i

100

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

78

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T1i

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 20fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
198 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS Rebel T1i.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A390.

competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T1i Competitors

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$350 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$455 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$534 body only

$999 with 10-30mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$640 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $679 body only

$895 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
Rebel T1i
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