Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon EOS 600D vs Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Canon EOS 550D

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Canon EOS 550D

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Fujifilm FinePix HS10

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Fujifilm FinePix HS10

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 550D

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS10

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,000 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 
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Advantages of the Canon 550D

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
Size Significantly smaller 129x98x62 mm vs 131x91x126 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast 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
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 80% more detail in your photos
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 252 ms vs 450 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 11.5x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Thickness Much thinner 2.4" vs 5"
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2x thinner
Weight Lighter 530 g vs 666 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
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 HS10

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High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 1,000 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
        Better editing
        External flash Support external flash Help
        Better lighting
        Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
        550D:Pentamirror
        HS10:Digital
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Weight Heavy Help
        550D:530 g
        HS10:666 g
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Size Large Help
        550D:129x98x62 mm
        HS10:131x91x126 mm

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $648 body only

        $200 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

        Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $329 - $567 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Nikon D90

        Nikon D90

        Entry-level DSLR

        $929 body only

        $834 - $940 with 18-105mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Size Is slightly larger
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $547 body only

        $549 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Entry-level DSLR

        $800 with 18-55mm lens

        Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
        Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
        Nikon D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,257 body only

        $1,300 with 18-105mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Size Is slightly larger

        Canon EOS 550D Competitors

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        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $400 - $419 body only

        $399 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Lowest price Significantly cheaper
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Larger
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $699 body only

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

        Weather sealed Weather sealed
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $699 - $849 body only

        $499 - $822 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 D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $427 - $480 with 18-55mm lens

        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

        Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Super zoom

        $510

        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Fujifilm X-S1

        Fujifilm X-S1

        Pro digicam

        $390 - $675

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Size Significantly larger
        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $316 - $370

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Size Larger
        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Super zoom

        $244

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        3D Takes 3D photos
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Size Slightly larger
        Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

        Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

        Super zoom

        $310 - $314

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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