Updated (May, 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 650D vs Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Canon EOS 600D

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Canon EOS 600D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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Advantages of the Canon 600D

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
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Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Size Smaller 133x99x79 mm vs 130x90x126 mm
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Around 30% smaller
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 10.6 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2" 6.4x4.8mm
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Around 11x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Thickness Significantly thinner 3.1" vs 5"
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Around 40% thinner
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 283 ms vs 350 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Weight Lighter 570 g vs 730 g
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More than 20% lighter
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 440 shots vs 400 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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Advantages of the Fujifilm HS20 EXR

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 320 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The HS20 EXR's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
        Great for movies
        Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
        Better editing
        External flash Each supports an external flash Help
        Better lighting
        Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
        600D:Pentamirror
        HS20 EXR:Digital
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Weight Heavy Help
        600D:570 g
        HS20 EXR:730 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        600D:3.1"
        HS20 EXR:5"
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Size Large Help
        600D:133x99x79 mm
        HS20 EXR:130x90x126 mm
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $290 - $329 body only

        $369 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

        Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $597 body only

        $579 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
        Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen

        Canon EOS 600D Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 body only

        $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $567 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Overall image quality Better image quality
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 - $681 body only

        $499 - $823 with 18-55mm lens

        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $370 - $400 body only

        $500 - $590 with 18-55mm lens

        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Overall image quality Better image quality
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        True resolution Lower true resolution
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $699 - $871 body only

        $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

        Weather sealed Weather sealed
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix HS10

        Fujifilm FinePix HS10

        Super zoom

        High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Super zoom

        $236 - $380

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly larger
        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

        Super zoom

        $250

        3D Takes 3D photos
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $337 - $471

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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