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
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $399.99 vs $1,263.96
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The best price we've seen is $864 cheaper (3.2x less)
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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
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Size Large Help
              550D:129x98x62 mm
              HS10:131x91x126 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $278 body only

              $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $352 - $415 body only

              $495 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $800 body only

              $746 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Nikon D5000

              Nikon D5000

              Entry-level DSLR

              Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Canon EOS 550D Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $699 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Size Larger
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $400 - $415 body only

              $399 - $500 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 EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $700 body only

              $450 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              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

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $349

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $240

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $337 - $390

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $395 - $479

              Size Smaller
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $382 - $400

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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