Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x

Winner
Pentax K-x

64

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Canon EOS Rebel T2i

56

Canon Rebel T2i

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-x

Great image quality
Overall image quality
72.0
Great color depth
Color depth
22.8 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.5 EV
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T2i

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
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
 

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Advantages of the Canon T2i

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Lens availability
Significantly more lenses available
197 lenses vs 109 lenses
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More than 80% more lenses available
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Startup delay
Less startup delay
400 ms vs 600 ms
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More than 30% less delay when turning on
Thickness
Significantly thinner
2.4" vs 2.7"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$599.99 vs $695.14
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The best price we've seen is $95 cheaper (more than 10% less)
Weight
Lighter
530 g vs 580 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.5 EV vs 11.5 EV
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1 f-stop more dynamic range
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Overall image quality
Better image quality
72.0 vs 66.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Sensor size
Much larger sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
97 ms vs 252 ms
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2.6x less delay when taking photos
Color depth
Better color depth
22.8 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 0.7 more bits of color
Cross type focus points
Significantly more cross-type focus points
9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
4.7 fps vs 3.7 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
811 ISO vs 784 ISO
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The K-x has a slight edge (0 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.56x vs 0.54x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
Viewfinder coverage
Better viewfinder coverage
96% vs 95%
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Almost the same
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
11 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/6000s vs 1/4000s
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More than 30% faster max shutter speed
Size
Slightly smaller
123x92x68 mm vs 129x98x62 mm
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              T2i:129x98x62 mm
              K-x:123x92x68 mm
              Thickness Very thin Help
              T2i:2.4"
              K-x:2.7"
              Common Weaknesses
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              12,800 ISO
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              T2i:95%
              K-x:96%
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              T2i:440 shots
              K-x:420 shots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T2i:3.7 fps
              K-x:4.7 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              T2i:9
              K-x:11
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              T2i:0.54x
              K-x:0.56x
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T2i:784 ISO
              K-x:811 ISO

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $418 body only

              $399 - $520 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $390 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $1,000 body only

              $959 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $360 - $378 body only

              $429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

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              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 Much lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Pentax K-x Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax K-r

              Pentax K-r

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 body only

              $796 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
              Pentax K-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $350 - $367 body only

              $427 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Size Larger
              Pentax K20D

              Pentax K20D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $442 with 18-55mm lens

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Pentax K-30

              Pentax K-30

              Entry-level DSLR

              $370 body only

              $525 - $560 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Pentax K-5

              Pentax K-5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,169 body only

              $910 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger

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