Updated (May, 2012): Compare the Canon Rebel T4i vs Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Canon Rebel T3i

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

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 T3i

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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
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
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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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 2x 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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $341.28 vs $499.00
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The best price we've seen is $158 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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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 Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              T3i:Pentamirror
              HS20 EXR:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Heavy Help
              T3i:570 g
              HS20 EXR:730 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              T3i:3.1"
              HS20 EXR:5"
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              T3i: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

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $657 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $418 body only

              $399 - $539 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
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $674 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $270 - $387 body only

              $399 - $430 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 Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $899 body only

              $695 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,000 body only

              $1,600 with 17-85mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Live view Doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen

              Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,098 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $680 - $700 body only

              $489 - $820 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

              $378 - $469 body only

              $458 - $669 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 body only

              $959 - $999 with 18-135mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Competitors

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              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $230 - $390

              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

              $310

              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

              $309 - $1,000

              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

              $229 - $609

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

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