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

Canon Rebel T3i

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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
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 
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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 Hybrid 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
Size Significantly smaller 133x99x79 mm vs 131x97x126 mm
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More than 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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The T3i's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight Lighter 570 g vs 687 g
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Around 20% lighter
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $199.95 vs $349.95
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The best price we've seen is $150 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Fujifilm HS30 EXR

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Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
Startup delay Less startup delay 800 ms vs 1500 ms
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Around 50% less delay when turning on
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 11 fps vs 3.7 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Battery life Longer battery life 600 shots vs 440 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 230 ms vs 283 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              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
              HS30 EXR:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Heavy Help
              T3i:570 g
              HS30 EXR:687 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              T3i:3.1"
              HS30 EXR:5"
              Size Large Help
              T3i:133x99x79 mm
              HS30 EXR:131x97x126 mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $656 body only

              $399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $276 - $290 body only

              $350 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $370 - $400 body only

              $485 - $590 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $376 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack

              Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 body only

              $200 - $749 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
              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
              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
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $500 body only

              $599 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Color depth Worse color depth

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR Competitors

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              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $245 - $436

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $337 - $471

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $332

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $340 - $675

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
              Size Significantly larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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