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

Canon EOS 550D vs Fujifilm FinePix HS10

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Canon EOS 550D

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Fujifilm FinePix HS10

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 550D

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Thin
Thickness
2.4"
 

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
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
252 ms vs 450 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 80% more detail in your photos
Thickness
Much thinner
2.4" vs 5"
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2x thinner
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
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
Slightly cheaper
$399.99 vs $523.79
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The best price we've seen is $124 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              550DPentamirror
              HS10Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              550D530 g
              HS10666 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Size Large Help
              550D129x98x62 mm
              HS10131x91x126 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $231 body only

              $355 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $699 body only

              $894 with 55-300mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon EOS 550D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $539 body only

              $549 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Size Larger
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 - $419 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
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $620 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $479 - $679 body only

              $800 - $900 with 18-135mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $430

              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

              $386

              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

              $314

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $200

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $500

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Size Slightly larger

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