Updated (February 2011): Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Canon Rebel T3i vs Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Canon Rebel T3i
Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
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" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
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
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
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
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 12.1 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Size
Significantly smaller
133×100×80 mm vs 142×131×80 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
95% vs 92%
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The T3i's maximum light sensitivity is 4 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
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths

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Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Thickness Quite thick Help
3.1"
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
T3i95%
S2 Pro92%
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
T3i12,800 ISO
S2 ProNone
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
T3i3.7 fps
S2 Pro2 fps
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
T3i6,400 ISO
S2 Pro1,600 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
T3i17.9 MP
S2 Pro12.1 MP
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Screen size Very small screens Help
T3i3"
S2 Pro1.8"

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$490 - $649 body only

$581 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Color depth Has significantly less color depth
Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$263 body only

$358 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 D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$720 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Color depth Has significantly more color depth
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$755 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 Rebel T3i Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$360 - $399 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
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$289 body only

$349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$405 - $497 body only

$479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1

Entry-level DSLR

$399 - $509 body only

$499 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1

Pro digicam

$439

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Thickness Much thicker
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
Nikon D40

Nikon D40

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$459 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
True resolution Lower true resolution
Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Pro DSLR

$495 body only

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Super zoom

$304

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

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