Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon EOS 50D vs Canon Rebel T3i

Canon EOS 50D

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Canon EOS 50D

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Canon EOS Rebel T2i

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Canon Rebel T2i

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 50D

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
6.3 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T2i

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
 
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Advantages of the Canon 50D

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Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 131 ms vs 252 ms
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Around 50% less delay when taking photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6.3 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.59x vs 0.54x
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Around 20% larger viewfinder
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Battery life Longer battery life 640 shots vs 440 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 300 ms vs 400 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon T2i

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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
Color depth Better color depth 22.1 bits vs 21.8 bits
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Distinguishes 0.3 more bits of color
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Better image quality 66.0 vs 63.0
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Almost the same
True resolution Higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 15.1 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Size Smaller 129x98x62 mm vs 146x108x74 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.5 EV vs 11.4 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Thickness Much thinner 2.4" vs 2.9"
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Around 20% thinner
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 784 ISO vs 696 ISO
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The T2i has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Weight Significantly lighter 530 g vs 822 g
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Around 40% lighter
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The T2i's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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        Compared to recent DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Lens availability Many lenses available Help
        197 lenses
        Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
        50D:300 ms
        T2i:400 ms
        Thickness Thin Help
        50D:2.9"
        T2i:2.4"
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        External flash not needed
        Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
        95%
        Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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        Autofocus No video autofocus Help
        Manual focus only
        Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
        Won't autofocus with all lenses
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
        12,800 ISO
        Focus points Few focus points Help
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        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        50D:3,200 ISO
        T2i:6,400 ISO
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        50D:11.4 EV
        T2i:11.5 EV
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        50D:15.1 MP
        T2i:17.9 MP
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        50D:21.8 bits
        T2i:22.1 bits
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        50D:63.0
        T2i:66.0
        Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
        50D:0.59x
        T2i:0.54x
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        50D:696 ISO
        T2i:784 ISO

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        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $648 body only

        $200 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $641 - $699 body only

        $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $200 with 18-55mm lens

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $225 - $389 body only

        $399 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Color depth Has significantly more color depth
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $999 - $1,231 body only

        $200 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $273 body only

        $427 - $489 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
        Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker

        Canon EOS 50D Competitors

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        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $681 - $700 body only

        $499 - $822 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

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        Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (11:08 PM, February 05, 2011)
        No, the 50D doesn't shoot video. The newer Canon 60d does though.
         
        Lazaroruiz (11:04 PM, February 05, 2011)
        Does the EOS 50D shoot video?
         
        Avatar for christopherreid christopherreid (5:56 PM, April 30, 2010)
        Hi Eliana, thanks for visiting us, we have tons of info on Samsung's cameras, just go to the main site snapsort.com and type in the two cameras you want to compare.

        You were looking at the 50d vs T2i so perhaps you want a Samsung close to those, how about the Samsung HZ25W - see the T2i vs HZ25W compared

        Looks like you're from brazil. Thanks for checking us out! The above post is by me I logged in under the incorrect disqus account. Hopefully all this helps you.
         
        Avatar for ca2reid ca2reid (5:50 PM, April 30, 2010)
        Eliana, you should be able to find info on all of Samsungs cameras on the website, for instance the WB600 a popular model with big zoom and hd movies shooting capability. You can see comparisons against top competitors like the samsung st1000 vs sony DSC HX5. Simply type in the camera or comparison you'd like to see and discover more info. You can compare the 50d or T2i against any of Samsungs models and see the differences.
         
        Avatar for Eliana Eliana (5:30 PM, April 30, 2010)
        I would like to see something about Sansung's cameras.
        I coudn't see anything about in this website.

        Thank you