• APS-C 323.4mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon T3 advantages over Fujifilm X100S

  • Fast startup
    ~0.30 vs 1.9 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 700 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos

Fujifilm X100S advantages over Canon T3

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    53 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/200 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Higher-res screen
    153k vs 77k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.3 vs 12.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.7 fps vs 2.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    5.7 fps vs 2.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    8 vs 3 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Well-considered ergonomics and control layout; Solid build; Good image quality; Great battery life; High-def movie capture.

  • Frame rate and burst depth not the best, especially for raw; Weak flash for an SLR; No sensor cleaning function; No spot metering.

  • Attractive, retro rangefinder-style design; Improved (excellent) still image quality that's even better thanks to second generation X-Trans sensor technology; Great, sharp f/2 35mm-equivalent lens; Overall better operation and performance than the X100; Addition of phase-detect pixels makes bright light autofocusing faster.

  • Low-light AF slow and inconsistent; Video quality, even at 60p, compromised by moire and lack of image stabilization; Combined four-way pad/Command dial means AF control points cumbersome to change; Too easy to bump control dials and change settings accidentally (especially the EV dial).

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D3100

Canon T3
Nikon D3100
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher effective ISO
Fujifilm X100S
Nikon D3100
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony A33

Canon T3
Sony A33
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Fujifilm X100S
Sony A33
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Pentax K-r

Canon T3
Pentax K-r
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Fujifilm X100S
Pentax K-r
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup

Compared to Fujifilm X100

Canon T3
Fujifilm X100
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher effective ISO
Fujifilm X100S
Fujifilm X100
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Fujifilm X100T

Canon T3
Fujifilm X100T
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $1234
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X100S
Fujifilm X100T
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • $1234
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • External Mic Jack
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