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

Canon Rebel T2i vs Samsung NX10

Winner
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

55

Samsung NX10

39

Runner-up

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 (123×87×40 mm)
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Thickness
Thin
1.6"

galleries

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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
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
220 lenses vs 55 lenses
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4x more lenses available
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
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
252 ms vs 424 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.5 EV vs 10.8 EV
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1.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Startup delay
Less startup delay
400 ms vs 1100 ms
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2.7x less delay when turning on
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
66.0 vs 63.0
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Almost the same
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 14 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
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 2 f-stops better
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
123×87×40 mm vs 129×98×62 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
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
              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 Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              T2iPentamirror
              NX10Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Weight Heavy Help
              T2i530 g
              NX10499 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T2i11.5 EV
              NX1010.8 EV
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T2i3.7 fps
              NX103 fps
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T2i66.0
              NX1063.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $263 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              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 EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $825 body only

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $834 body only

              $949 - $1,134 with 28-135mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $671 body only

              $965 with 55-300mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $845 body only

              $725 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos

              Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $550 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 EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 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

              $485 - $649 body only

              $587 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $332 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth

              Samsung NX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX20

              Samsung NX20

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $656 body only

              $607 with 18-55mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Samsung NX5

              Samsung NX5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Samsung NX11

              Samsung NX11

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $542 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Samsung NX1

              Samsung NX1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,499 body only

              $1,499 - $1,699 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

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