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

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

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Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

     

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Storage slots
More storage slots
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differences

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
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
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
Size
Significantly smaller
133x99x79 mm vs 142x131x80 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 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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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
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
T3i:95%
S2 Pro:92%
Thickness Quite thick Help
3.1"
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
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
T3i:12,800 ISO
S2 Pro:None
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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Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$309 - $527 body only

$389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Color depth Has significantly more color depth
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$272 body only

$409 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

$679 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$779 body only

$1,004 with 55-300mm 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 40D

Canon EOS 40D

Pro DSLR

$1,138 body only

$1,699 with 28-135mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Weight Is significantly heavier

Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $699 body only

$597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$449 - $499 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 SL1

Canon Rebel SL1

Entry-level DSLR

$449 - $549 body only

$549 - $550 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
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$385 body only

$429 - $499 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
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 - $899 body only

$959 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

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

Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1

Pro digicam

$410

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
Canon EOS 20D

Canon EOS 20D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,831 with 18-55mm lens

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
True resolution Lower true resolution
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
Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$1,799 body only

$545 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
True resolution Lower true resolution

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