Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs Leica V-Lux 2

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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
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 2

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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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
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
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 80% more detail in your photos
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
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Around 12x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Size Smaller 129x98x62 mm vs 124x80x95 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness Thinner 2.4" vs 3.7"
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More than 30% thinner
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $674.00 vs $1,558.31
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The best price we've seen is $884 cheaper (2.3x less)
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
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The T2i's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Leica V-Lux 2

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Image stabilization Image stabilization 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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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 Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              T2i:Pentamirror
              V-Lux 2:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Heavy Help
              T2i:530 g
              V-Lux 2:520 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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Size Large Help
              T2i:129x98x62 mm
              V-Lux 2:124x80x95 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,098 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thicker
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $390 body only

              $399 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $1,000 body only

              $925 - $999 with 18-135mm lens

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $400 body only

              $485 - $669 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,499 body only

              $1,099 - $1,499 with 28-135mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen

              Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $680 - $700 body only

              $495 - $820 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
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $657 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $270 - $387 body only

              $401 - $569 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

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              Leica V-Lux 4

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Super zoom

              $899 - $1,118

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Leica V-Lux 3

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Super zoom

              $805

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $798 - $898

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Significantly larger
              Zoom Less zoom
              Leica V-LUX 1

              Leica V-LUX 1

              Pro digicam

              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $395 - $400

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

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              Canon EOS Rebel T2i Leica V-Lux 2
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