Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs Samsung NX10

Canon Rebel T2i

Winner
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

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Samsung NX10

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Samsung NX10

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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 Samsung NX10

Size
Really small
Mid size 123x87x40 mm
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Thickness
Thin
1.6"
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon T2i

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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
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 614k dots
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Around 70% higher resolution screen
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
197 lenses vs 36 lenses
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Around 5.5x more lenses available
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
252 ms vs 424 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Startup delay
Less startup delay
400 ms vs 1100 ms
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2.7x less delay when turning on
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.5 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.7 f-stops more dynamic range
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 14 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
66.0 vs 63.0
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Almost the same
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
784 ISO vs 572 ISO
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The T2i has a slight edge (0.5 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The T2i's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$599.99 vs $951.64
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The best price we've seen is $352 cheaper (around 40% less)
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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Advantages of the Samsung NX10

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Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Size
Smaller
123x87x40 mm vs 129x98x62 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.6" vs 2.4"
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Around 40% thinner
Color depth
Better color depth
22.8 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 0.7 more bits of color
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
APS-C 23.4x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Weight
Slightly lighter
499 g vs 530 g
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Around 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              T2i:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              NX10:APS-C 23.4x15.6mm
              Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              T2i:Pentamirror
              NX10:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              T2i:530 g
              NX10:499 g
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T2i:11.5 EV
              NX10:10.8 EV
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T2i:3.7 fps
              NX10:3 fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $380 - $389 body only

              $399 - $520 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $724 body only

              $549 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $999 body only

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $899 body only

              $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen

              Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

              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 flip-out screen
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Size Larger
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $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
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $899 body only

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

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

              Samsung NX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX20

              Samsung NX20

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $982 body only

              $977 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $399 - $520 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Samsung NX11

              Samsung NX11

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $516 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Samsung NX1000

              Samsung NX1000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $370 body only

              $322 with 20-50mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag

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