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

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-x

Overall image quality
Great image quality
72.0
Color depth
Great color depth
22.8 bits
Dynamic range
Wide 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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differences

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
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 440 shots vs 420 shots
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Almost the same
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
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
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
Lowest price Cheaper $442.00 vs $674.00
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The best price we've seen is $232 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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 Common Weaknesses
              Size Very small Help
              T2i:129x98x62 mm
              K-x:123x92x68 mm
              Thickness Very thin Help
              T2i:2.4"
              K-x:2.7"
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T2i:3.7 fps
              K-x:4.7 fps
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T2i:784 ISO
              K-x:811 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T2i:66.0
              K-x:72.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $449 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,048 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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $517 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 - $390 body only

              $399 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 - $387 body only

              $401 - $427 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
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $400 body only

              $458 - $669 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 SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $599 body only

              $549 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

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              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $549 - $699 body only

              $399 - $499 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 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $1,000 body only

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

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Pentax K-x Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Pentax K-r

              Pentax K-r

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 body only

              $525 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

              $364 - $516 body only

              $439 - $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 K-5

              Pentax K-5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,456 body only

              $899 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
              Pentax K-30

              Pentax K-30

              Entry-level DSLR

              $400 body only

              $500 - $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 K20D

              Pentax K20D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $530 with 18-55mm lens

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

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