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Reasons to buy the GoPro HD Hero 2

Size
Really small
Compact 98x58x34 mm
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
98 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon Rebel XTi

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Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 22.2x14.8mm 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
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 98x58x34 mm vs 127x94x65 mm
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4x smaller
Weight Much lighter 98 g vs 556 g
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5.7x lighter
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
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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
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
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $648 body only

$200 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,231 body only

$200 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$378 - $415 body only

$495 - $564 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon Rebel T4i

Entry-level DSLR

$700 body only

$200 - $725 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a significantly 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

$225 - $389 body only

$399 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Entry-level DSLR

$900 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

$695 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Color depth Worse color depth
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$285 body only

$427 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Size Slightly larger
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$200 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Color depth Worse color depth

GoPro HD Hero 2 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

Waterproof

$379

Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Slightly smaller
Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Travel zoom

$83 - $454

Image stabilization Image stabilization
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Waterproof Not waterproof
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$349

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

Waterproof

$590

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Better wide angle

appearance

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discussion

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
EOS Digital Rebel XTi
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