GoPro HD Hero 2 vs Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Winner
GoPro HD Hero 2

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the GoPro HD Hero 2

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

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$625.83 vs $925.29
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The best price we've seen is $299 cheaper (more than 30% 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
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              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

              $499 - $539 body only

              $549 - $599 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 D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 body only

              $639 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $749 - $857 body only

              $849 with 28-135mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly 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

              $339 body only

              $419 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

              $429 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

              $749 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
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 - $419 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Size Larger
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $620 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              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

              $367

              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

              $74 - $399

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Ricoh WG-M1

              Ricoh WG-M1

              Waterproof

              $169

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Lowest price Cheaper
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              Waterproof

              $515

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle

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