Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Canon Rebel T2i vs Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T2i

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Has live view
Live view
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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Storage slots
More storage slots
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Advantages of the Canon T2i

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 117k dots
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Around 9x higher resolution screen
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size
Much smaller
129x98x62 mm vs 142x131x80 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.7 fps vs 2 fps
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Around 90% faster continuous shooting
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 12.1 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Thickness
Much thinner
2.4" vs 3.1"
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More than 20% thinner
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
95% vs 92%
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The T2i's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight
Significantly lighter
530 g vs 850 g
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Around 40% lighter
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S2 Pro

Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro Learn more about
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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
T2i:95%
S2 Pro:92%
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
T2i:12,800 ISO
S2 Pro:None
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
T2i:3.7 fps
S2 Pro:2 fps
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
T2i:6,400 ISO
S2 Pro:1,600 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
T2i:17.9 MP
S2 Pro:12.1 MP
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Screen size Very small screens Help
T2i:3.0"
S2 Pro:1.8"

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Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$302 - $557 body only

$379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Color depth Has significantly more color depth
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$334 body only

$847 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Color depth Has significantly more color depth
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Canon EOS Rebel T1i

Canon Rebel T1i

Entry-level DSLR

$861 body only

Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$233 body only

$375 with 18-55mm lens

Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
Thickness Is thicker
External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$856 - $1,099 body only

$1,330 - $1,449 with 18-135mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D

Pro DSLR

$700 body only

$1,591 with 28-135mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$703 body only

$900 with 55-300mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $539 body only

$579 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Thickness Much thicker
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$399 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $699 body only

$620 - $750 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$499 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 - $899 body only

$899 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Size Significantly larger
Thickness Much thicker

Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1

Pro digicam

$420

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Thickness Much thicker
Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Pro DSLR

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Nikon D70

Nikon D70

Pro DSLR

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
True resolution Lower true resolution
Canon EOS 20D

Canon EOS 20D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,599 body only

$1,762 with 18-55mm lens

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
True resolution Lower true resolution
Nikon D100

Nikon D100

Pro DSLR

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
True resolution Lower true resolution
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots

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