Updated (May, 2012): Compare the Canon Rebel T4i vs Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Storage slots
More storage slots
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Advantages of the Canon T3i

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 117k dots
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Around 9x higher resolution screen
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 12.1 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.7 fps vs 2 fps
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Around 90% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage 95% vs 92%
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Almost the same
Size Significantly smaller 133x99x79 mm vs 142x131x80 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The T3i's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight Significantly lighter 570 g vs 850 g
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More than 30% lighter
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 S2 Pro

Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.0x15.5mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
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Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
T3i:95%
S2 Pro:92%
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
T3i:3.7 fps
S2 Pro:2 fps
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
T3i:12,800 ISO
S2 Pro:None
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
T3i:6,400 ISO
S2 Pro:1,600 ISO
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
T3i:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
S2 Pro:APS-C 23.0x15.5mm
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
T3i:17.9 MP
S2 Pro:12.1 MP
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 body only

$389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Color depth Has significantly more color depth
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$547 body only

$646 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

$639 body only

$200 - $749 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Has much less startup delay
Size Is slightly smaller
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$273 body only

$427 - $489 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Has much less startup delay
Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$929 body only

$844 - $940 with 18-105mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Weight Is slightly heavier
External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Weight Is significantly heavier
Color depth Has slightly less color depth
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$640 body only

$850 with 18-105mm lens

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Weight Is slightly heavier

Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$681 - $700 body only

$499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$200 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Color depth Worse color depth
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$650 - $699 body only

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

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$378 - $415 body only

$495 - $564 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
True resolution Lower true resolution
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$547 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Startup delay More startup delay

Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1

Pro digicam

$400 - $682

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Thickness Much thicker
Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Pro DSLR

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Pro DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Weight Heavier
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Entry-level DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Nikon D70

Nikon D70

Pro DSLR

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder

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