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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
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
True resolution Higher true resolution 12.2 MP vs 10.6 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag 309 ms vs 350 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking 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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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
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 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
        Better editing
        External flash Each supports an external flash Help
        Better lighting
        Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
        T3:Pentamirror
        HS20 EXR:Digital
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        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
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
        Missing that film look
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 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

        $389 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
        Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $437 - $520 body only

        $528 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

        Entry-level DSLR

        $780 with 18-55mm lens

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,099 - $1,231 body only

        $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

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        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 - $681 body only

        $549 - $823 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Lowest price More expensive
        Canon EOS Rebel T2i

        Canon Rebel T2i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $639 body only

        $650 - $779 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Weight Heavier
        Canon EOS Rebel T1i

        Canon Rebel T1i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $999 body only

        $400 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Competitors

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        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

        Super zoom

        $341

        3D Takes 3D photos
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Super zoom

        $249 - $409

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly larger
        Fujifilm FinePix HS10

        Fujifilm FinePix HS10

        Super zoom

        High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $349 - $441

        Zoom More zoom
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Super zoom

        $420

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Smaller
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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