Canon EOS Rebel T3 vs Canon EOS 450D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Rebel T3 and Canon EOS 450D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS Rebel T3 were released 2011 and Canon EOS 450D was released 2008. That is a 3 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS Rebel T3 2011
Canon EOS 450D 2008

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts of sensor (called "APSC") which means that if you compare these cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras has a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the camera's sensor size affect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS Rebel T3 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Canon EOS 450D 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Both these cameras have the exact same resolution. Canon EOS Rebel T3 has a 12,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 450D has 12,2 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS Rebel T3 12,2 MP
12166656 pixels
4272 x 2848
Canon EOS 450D 12,2 MP
12166656 pixels
4272 x 2848

ISO range

Canon EOS Rebel T3 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 450D. Canon EOS Rebel T3 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 6400 while Canon EOS 450D has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Rebel T3 100-6400
Canon EOS 450D 100-1600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel T3
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 450D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS Rebel T3 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 450D can shoot up to 3,5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Rebel T3 3
Canon EOS 450D 3,5

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Canon EOS Rebel T3. Unfortunately Canon EOS 450D does not support recording movies and movie clips.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Canon EOS 450D weighs 524 gr (equal to 1,16 lb) which is 6% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel T3 and its 495 gr (or 1,09 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS Rebel T3 495 gr
1,09 lb
Canon EOS 450D 524 gr
1,16 lb