Updated (September 2010): Compare the Canon EOS Rebel T2i vs Leica V-Lux 2

Leica V-Lux 2 vs Canon Rebel T2i

Winner
Leica V-Lux 2

47

Canon EOS Rebel T2i

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 2

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
11 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

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
Thickness
Thin
2.4"

Items often bought with the Leica V-Lux 2 or Canon T2i

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differences

Advantages of the Canon T2i

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 460k dots
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Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 80% more detail in your photos
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Size
Smaller
129×98×62 mm vs 124×80×95 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
2.4" vs 3.7"
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More than 30% thinner
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The T2i's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The T2i's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$898.00 vs $999.99
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The best price we've seen is $102 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Leica V-Lux 2

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
11 fps vs 3.7 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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recommendations

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
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              T2iPentamirror
              V-Lux 2Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              T2i530 g
              V-Lux 2520 g
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Size Large Help
              T2i129×98×62 mm
              V-Lux 2124×80×95 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $459 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $819 body only

              $960 with 18-135mm lens

              Viewfinder coverage Slightly better viewfinder coverage
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $849 body only

              $949 - $1,039 with 28-135mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger

              Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $312 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $494 - $649 body only

              $579 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $549 body only

              $849 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Leica V-Lux 3

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Super zoom

              $592

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $820

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $350

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies

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