Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 vs Sony Alpha A77

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Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3
Sony Alpha A77

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Lighter Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is a 495g digital camera. That's 152g lighter than the Sony Alpha A77 (647g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

4.5mm shorter Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is a 99.7mm tall digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A77 is a 104.2mm tall digital camera (4.5mm taller).
3mm thinner Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 has a depth of 77.9mm, however the Sony Alpha A77 is an 80.9mm deep digital camera (3mm thicker).
Slightly narrower Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 has a width of 129.9mm, however the Sony Alpha A77 is a 142.6mm wide digital camera (12.7mm wider).
13 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 has a megapixel count of 24.3MP, but the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is only a 12.2MP digital camera (12.1MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

A lot more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 has a total megapixel count of 24.7MP, however the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is only a 12.6MP digital camera (12.1MP less).
4x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 has a digital zoom of 4x, whereas the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is only a unknownx digital zoom digital camera (4x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 has a maximum aperture of 36, but the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is only a unknown maximum aperture digital camera (36 bigger).
Vastly longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 is an 82.5mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 82.5mm longer than the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 (82.5mm).
51,200 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 has a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, whereas the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is only a unknown maximum ISO speed digital camera (51,200 lower).
Vastly longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 30s, however the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is only a unknowns maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

0.3" larger screen size Edit
Sony Alpha A77 is 3" screen, but the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is only a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Vastly wider field of view Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 has a field of view of 100%, however the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is only a unknown% field of view digital camera (100% narrower).
Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 has a display resolution of 1,228,800 pixels, however the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (998,800 pixels lower).
Vastly larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.5", however the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is only a unknown" viewfinder screen size digital camera (0.5" smaller).
Vastly bigger battery capacity Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 has a battery capacity of 1,650mAh, however the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is only a unknownmAh battery digital camera (1,650mAh smaller).
Available from 12 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Vastly lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 has a megapixel count of 12.2MP, however the Sony Alpha A77 is a 24.3MP digital camera (12.1MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Significantly less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 has a total megapixel count of 12.6MP, whereas the Sony Alpha A77 is a 24.7MP digital camera (12.1MP more).
12% smaller screen size Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 has a screen size of 2.7", however the Sony Alpha A77 is a 3" screen digital camera (0.3" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Five times lower display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 has a display resolution of 230,000 pixels, whereas the Sony Alpha A77 is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (998,800 pixels higher).
Not as many stockists
Only 4 sellers sells the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3, however 16 sellers sell the Sony Alpha A77. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over three years older
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is older than the Sony Alpha A77 by four years.
4 Reasons Against
24% heavier Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 is a 647g digital camera. That's 152g heavier than the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 (647g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

4.5mm taller Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 has a height of 104.2mm, however the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is a 99.7mm tall digital camera (4.5mm shorter).
3mm thicker Edit
Sony Alpha A77 is 80.9mm deep, but the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is a 77.9mm deep digital camera (3mm thinner).
A little wider Edit
Sony Alpha A77 is 142.6mm wide, but the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is a 129.9mm wide digital camera (12.7mm narrower).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
12.2MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4272 x 2848
 3088 x 2056
 2256 x 1504
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 5536 x 2160
 4240 x 2400
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 4272 x 2848
 3088 x 2056
 2256 x 1504
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 5536 x 2160
 4240 x 2400
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 EXIF
 JPG
 RAW
 EXIF
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
12.6MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 36
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 82.5mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 27mm
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 55
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 8/7
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony A
 Sony A
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 50
 100
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 50
 100
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 51,200
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 50
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 MP4
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
 MP4
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Lens Magnification Ratio
0.8x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 3
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
495g
BEST
647g
Height
99.7mm
BEST
104.2mm
Depth
77.9mm
BEST
80.9mm
Width
129.9mm
BEST
142.6mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 210g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 69mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 69.5mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 726g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FM500H
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,650mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 480 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
BEST
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Camera Shutter Speed Range
1/60 - 1/4000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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