• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • $565 Average Retail $600 MSRP
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • $1122 Average Retail $1500 MSRP

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Advantages

Canon T3i over Nikon D7000

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    7.5x vs 5.8x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Nikon D7000 over Canon T3i

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Fast startup
    0.40 vs 1.50 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer battery life
    1050 vs 440 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More cross-type AF points
    9 vs 1
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • More AF points
    39 vs 9
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 11 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (single-shot mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    14 vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality; Good grip; Full HD video recording; Swiveling LCD; Very fast autofocus; HDMI output.

  • Slow frame rate for sports shooting; Tendency to overexpose in bright sunlight; Live View AF is slow; No microfocus adjustment.

  • Very good image quality; Better than average noise vs. detail handling at high ISOs; Very good dynamic range in JPEGs, excellent in RAW files; Lots of high-end features in a relatively compact body; 6 fps burst mode.

  • Viewfinder not as accurate as specified; Viewfinder doesn't show ISO unless adjusting; No live histogram in Live View mode; No phase-detect Live View AF mode.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D300S

Canon T3i
Nikon D300S
  • $565
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • 60p
  • $1697
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
Nikon D7000
Nikon D300S
  • $1122
  • APS-C
  • 1080p
  • More pixels
  • $1697
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • More cross-type AF points

Compared to Canon 7D

Canon T3i
Canon 7D
  • $565
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lighter weight
  • $1308
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
Nikon D7000
Canon 7D
  • $1122
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More AF points
  • $1308
  • APS-C
  • 60p
  • More cross-type AF points

Compared to Nikon D5100

Canon T3i
Nikon D5100
  • $565
  • APS-C
  • 60p
  • Faster RAW shooting
  • $542
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
Nikon D7000
Nikon D5100
  • $1122
  • APS-C
  • More cross-type AF points
  • More AF points
  • $542
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Canon T5i

Canon T3i
Canon T5i
  • $565
  • APS-C
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
  • $804
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Touchscreen
Nikon D7000
Canon T5i
  • $1122
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $804
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Pentax K-50

Canon T3i
Pentax K-50
  • $565
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • External Mic
  • $587
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D7000
Pentax K-50
  • $1122
  • APS-C
  • Longer battery life
  • External Mic
  • $587
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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