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Patrick Singleton at DigitalCameraInfo has put together one of the best comparisons yet between the Sony Alpha A100, the Canon Rebel XTi and the Nikon D80, three digital SLRs that cost between $900 and $1100. Since we're debating the attributes of cameras in this class here at the Giz, this comprehensive shootout is especially interesting for us.

Conclusions, after the jump.

After many pages of intricately detailed comparisons, Singleton seems to declare the competition almost a dead heat, depending on what features are most important to you. He lauds the dust control and image stabilization of the Sony camera, the color accuracy and high ISO dynamic range of the Canon, and the autofocus and build quality of the Nikon.


I like the fact that the image stabilization is built into the Nikon's lenses (and my dad has a huge collection of them), better on-board flash which I use a lot, and it has a more-comfortable grip, along with easy handling and precision construction. But that's just my opinion; I could be wrong.

Canon Rebel XTi vs. Nikon D80 vs. Sony Alpha A100 [DigitalCameraInfo]