Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon Rebel T3 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

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Canon Rebel T3

42

Canon Rebel T3

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
320 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots
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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
 

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Advantages of the Canon T3

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Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Size
Smaller
130x100x78 mm vs 130x90x126 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
APS-C 22.2x14.7mm vs 1/2" 6.4x4.8mm
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More than 10.5x larger sensor
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
700 shots vs 400 shots
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Around 80% more shots per battery charge
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
Weight
Significantly lighter
459 g vs 730 g
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Around 40% lighter
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
309 ms vs 350 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
12.2 MP vs 10.6 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
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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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
8 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              T3:Pentamirror
              HS20 EXR:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              T3:3.1"
              HS20 EXR:5"
              Weight Heavy Help
              T3:459 g
              HS20 EXR:730 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              T3:130x100x78 mm
              HS20 EXR:130x90x126 mm
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              T3:309 ms
              HS20 EXR:350 ms
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              T3:230k dots
              HS20 EXR:460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $390 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $999 body only

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $399

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor
              Live view Doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Weight Heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $724 body only

              $549 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Startup delay More startup delay

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $386

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $432

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $299 - $500

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Super zoom

              $400

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $254 - $290

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Slightly larger

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