Updated (April 2012): Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs Sony SLT-A37

Sony SLT A35 vs Canon Rebel T2i

Winner
Sony SLT A35

61

Canon EOS Rebel T2i

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A35

Great image quality
Overall image quality
74.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.3 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.7 EV
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T2i

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos

galleries

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differences

Advantages of the Canon T2i

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Lens availability
Significantly more lenses available
220 lenses vs 126 lenses
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More than 70% more lenses available
Thickness
Much thinner
2.4" vs 3.3"
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Around 30% thinner
Startup delay
Less startup delay
400 ms vs 900 ms
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2.2x less delay when turning on
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Size
Significantly smaller
129×98×62 mm vs 124×92×85 mm
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Around 20% smaller
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
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Advantages of the Sony SLT A35

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Autofocus
Video autofocus
Phase detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.7 EV vs 11.5 EV
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1.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality
Better image quality
74.0 vs 66.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Color depth
Better color depth
23.3 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 1.2 more bits of color
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
5.5 fps vs 3.7 fps
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Around 50% faster continuous shooting
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
223 ms vs 252 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The SLT A35's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Focus points
More focus points
15 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Cross type focus points
Slightly more cross-type focus points
3 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The SLT A35's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$499.95 vs $699.00
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The best price we've seen is $199 cheaper (around 30% less)
Weight
Lighter
415 g vs 530 g
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More than 20% lighter
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent entry-level DSLRs, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              T2i1
              SLT A353
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              T2i17.9 MP
              SLT A3516 MP
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              T2i440 shots
              SLT A35420 shots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              T2i6,400 ISO
              SLT A3512,800 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T2i784 ISO
              SLT A35763 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $485 - $649 body only

              $589 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $274 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

              Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS Rebel T2i.

              Sony SLT A35 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT-A37

              Sony SLT-A37

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,036 with 18-135mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $330 body only

              $430 - $448 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Sony SLT-A55

              Sony SLT-A55

              Entry-level DSLR

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Sony SLT A57

              Sony SLT A57

              Entry-level DSLR

              $587 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Size Larger
              Sony SLT-A33

              Sony SLT-A33

              Entry-level DSLR

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

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