GoPro HD Hero 2

Winner
GoPro HD Hero 2

39

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

30

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

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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
 

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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$550.93 vs $999.95
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The best price we've seen is $449 cheaper (more than 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
              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
              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 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 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 - $469 body only

              $429 - $499 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 EOS Digital Rebel XTi Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $418 body only

              $399 - $520 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $899 body only

              $749 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 Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              $715 body only

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Live view Has live view
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $750 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $440 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

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

              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 - $406

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $55 - $348

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $149 - $178

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              Waterproof

              $570

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle

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