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
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm
 
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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
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
Thickness Much thinner 2.4" vs 2.9"
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Around 20% thinner
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
Lowest price Cheaper $199.95 vs $1,299.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,099 cheaper (6.5x less)
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              similarities

              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
              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 - $699 body only

              $200 - $729 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

              $699 body only

              $450 - $1,199 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 T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $400 - $419 body only

              $399 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 - $1,148 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
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 - $567 body only

              $389 - $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

              $1,099 - $1,155 body only

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

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,799 body only

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

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Cross type focus points Has slightly more cross-type focus points
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon EOS 50D Competitors

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              Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

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              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $699 - $849 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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              EOS 50D
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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