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

Canon Rebel T2i vs Leica V-Lux 2

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Canon EOS Rebel T2i

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Leica V-Lux 2

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T2i

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
24p movies
Supports 24p
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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
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
$699.99 vs $1,999.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,299 cheaper (2.9x 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
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              T2i:Pentamirror
              V-Lux 2:Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              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 - $536 body only

              $579 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $334 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $689 - $699 body only

              $899 - $1,199 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 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $859 - $1,099 body only

              $1,330 - $1,449 with 18-135mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $849 - $1,000 body only

              $1,299 with 18-135mm 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

              $449 - $450 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

              $599 - $699 body only

              $630 - $750 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $557 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $349 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Weight Lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica V-LUX 1

              Leica V-LUX 1

              Pro digicam

              $1,199

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Leica V-Lux 3

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Super zoom

              $600

              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

              $225

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Leica V-Lux 4

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Super zoom

              $864

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon D800

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $2,431 - $2,629 body only

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger

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