Updated (February 2010): Compare the Canon EOS 7D vs Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon EOS 7D vs Canon Rebel T2i

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

100

Canon EOS Rebel T2i

78

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
131 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T2i

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay

galleries

Explore our gallery of 43 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 7D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS Rebel T2i.

competitors

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$739 body only

$788 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,071 - $1,199 body only

$1,599 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing

Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$550 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$335 - $699 body only

$370 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$269 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Thickness Much thicker

discussion

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Anon (9:11 PM, May 15, 2012)
The t2i is known as the 'baby 7d'. They're both great cameras, but if you are newer or looking for a bang for the buck, get the t2i.
 
Dave Cumming (5:40 AM, November 09, 2010)
When I look over the Score Analysis [between the T2i and 7D], it seems the biggest [glaring] difference is in the intrinsic realm of ... "popularity". How often people look up and check out a model, yes? At more than one half the price less, no suprise there. And so it "earns" a bunch more points, gaining the victory in the matchup on the "total points" basis. Seems like that would be a good [2nd location] for your comment from the beginning, on comparing different types of camera's.
 
Avatar for Alex Black Alex Black (9:22 PM, March 12, 2010)
Thanks for pointing that out Vonnie! 24p does seem to be a sought after feature by those looking to get a film look in their video, see wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24p

We'll look at including whether or not a camera records video in 24p in our comparisons the future.
 
Avatar for vonniedavis vonniedavis (9:03 PM, March 12, 2010)
At the Canon site, it states that the Rebel T2i also shoots 24p -- but you don't show this here.