GoPro HD Hero 2 vs Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Winner
GoPro HD Hero 2

40

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the GoPro HD Hero 2

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Really small
Size
Compact (98×58×34 mm)
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi.

differences

Advantages of the Canon Rebel XTi

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Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 1/3245s
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97350x longer exposures
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Advantages of the GoPro HD Hero 2

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Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Size
Significantly smaller
98×58×34 mm vs 127×94×65 mm
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4x smaller
Weight
Much lighter
98 g vs 556 g
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5.7x lighter
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 2.6"
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Around 50% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$578.25 vs $949.99
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The best price we've seen is $372 cheaper (around 40% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              Rebel XTi10.1 MP
              HD Hero 29.7 MP

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $548 - $566 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $300 - $547 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $649 - $699 body only

              $929 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $368 body only

              $479 - $640 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $525 body only

              $630 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Size Larger
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              $349 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Live view Has live view
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $845 body only

              $725 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Larger
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $465 - $650 body only

              $589 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Size Larger
              Shutter lag More shutter lag

              GoPro HD Hero 2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

              Waterproof

              $210

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $54 - $379

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $144 - $170

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Built-in flash Built-in flash
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              Waterproof

              $407

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle

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