GoPro HD Hero 2

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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
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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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 $527.21 vs $999.95
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The best price we've seen is $473 cheaper (around 50% less)
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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 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 - $774 body only

              $449 - $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
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,048 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 body only

              $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $674 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 - $400 body only

              $458 - $669 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 - $390 body only

              $399 - $449 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

              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

              $899 body only

              $695 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

              $549 - $699 body only

              $399 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Size Larger
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Canon EOS 40D

              Canon EOS 40D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,138 body only

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

              GoPro HD Hero 2 Competitors

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              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
              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              Waterproof

              $385 - $570

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

              Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

              Waterproof

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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