Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 vs Pentax K-50

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Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3
Pentax K-50

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
20% lighter Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is a 495g digital camera. That's 95g lighter than the Pentax K-50 (590g). 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.

8 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 16.28MP digital camera. That's 4.08MP higher than the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 (16.28MP). 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.

3.89MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 16.49MP digital camera. That's 3.89MP more than the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 (16.49MP).
10% larger screen size Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a screen size of 3". That's 0.3" larger than the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 (3"). 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.

Higher display resolution Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 691,000 pixels higher than the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 (921,000 pixels).
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 0.92x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.12x higher than the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 (0.92x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

4% shorter Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 96.5mm tall digital camera. That's 3.2mm shorter than the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 (96.5mm).
12% thinner Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a depth of 70mm. That's 7.9mm thinner than the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 (70mm).
Narrower Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a width of 129mm. That's 0.90000000000001mm narrower than the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 (129mm).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 has a megapixel count of 12.2MP, but the Pentax K-50 is a 16.28MP digital camera (4.08MP 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.

A lot less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 has a total megapixel count of 12.6MP, however the Pentax K-50 is a 16.49MP digital camera (3.89MP more).
Smaller screen size Edit
Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is only 2.7" screen, but the Pentax K-50 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.

4x lower display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 has a display resolution of 230,000 pixels, however the Pentax K-50 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (691,000 pixels higher).
0.12x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.8x, whereas the Pentax K-50 is a 0.92x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.12x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

3.2mm taller Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 has a height of 99.7mm, however the Pentax K-50 is a 96.5mm tall digital camera (3.2mm shorter).
Thicker Edit
Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is 77.9mm deep, but the Pentax K-50 is a 70mm deep digital camera (7.9mm thinner).
Marginally wider Edit
Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is 129.9mm wide, but the Pentax K-50 is a 129mm wide digital camera (0.90000000000001mm narrower).
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The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is older than the Pentax K-50 by two years.
1 Reason Against
95g heavier Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a weight of 590g, whereas the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is a 495g digital camera (95g lighter). 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.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
12.2MP 16.28MP
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
BEST
 4272 x 2848
 3088 x 2056
 2256 x 1504
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4928 x 3264
 4928 x 3264
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
12.6MP 16.49MP
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
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Lens Mount Interface
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
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
 Auto
 50
 100
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 50
 100
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 51,200
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
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
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 12m
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±1EV (1/2 EV step)
 ±1EV (1/2 EV step)
BEST

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
BEST
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
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
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.8x 0.92x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Muted
 Neutral
 Muted
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,10 2,12
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Playback Mode
 Single image
 Slide show
 Single image
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -2.5 - 1.5
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
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
590g
Height
99.7mm 96.5mm
BEST
Depth
77.9mm 70mm
BEST
Width
129.9mm 129mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 650g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data D-LI109
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 480 shots

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 LE
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

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
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