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

Canon Rebel T2i

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Canon EOS Rebel T2i

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Leica V-Lux 2

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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
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
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
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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        similarities

        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        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
        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

        $480 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

        Thickness Is thicker
        Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $290 body only

        $300 - $390 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 - $870 body only

        $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

        Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
        Battery life Has a much longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 body only

        $200 - $1,148 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

        $597 - $656 body only

        $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

        $390 - $427 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
        Canon EOS Rebel T1i

        Canon Rebel T1i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $745 with 18-55mm lens

        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

        Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Leica V-Lux 3

        Leica V-Lux 3

        Super zoom

        $936

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
        Leica V-LUX 1

        Leica V-LUX 1

        Pro digicam

        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Leica V-Lux 4

        Leica V-Lux 4

        Super zoom

        $899

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

        Super zoom

        $315

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Leica D-LUX 5

        Leica D-LUX 5

        Pro digicam

        $784

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Size Significantly smaller
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Zoom Less zoom

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