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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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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 - $699 body only

        $200 - $729 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 Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $400 - $419 body only

        $399 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Startup delay Has much less startup delay
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,099 - $1,155 body only

        $450 - $1,449 with 18-135mm 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

        $352 - $415 body only

        $495 - $797 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

        $672 - $700 body only

        $200 - $730 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 7D

        Canon EOS 7D

        Pro DSLR

        $999 - $1,799 body only

        $1,299 - $1,729 with 18-135mm lens

        Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Entry-level DSLR

        $700 with 18-55mm lens

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

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

        Entry-level DSLR

        $570 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
        Placeholder

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

        Entry-level DSLR

        $939 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Canon EOS 40D

        Canon EOS 40D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,128 body only

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Startup delay Much less startup delay
        Size Larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Canon Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $200 - $1,148 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 - $1,499

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Waterproof Not waterproof
        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Waterproof

        $297 - $543

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

        Waterproof

        $319

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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