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

Canon Rebel T2i vs Samsung NX10

Winner
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

54

Samsung NX10

38

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 123x87x40 mm
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Thickness
Thin
1.6"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS Rebel T2i. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Samsung NX10.

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
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
197 lenses vs 36 lenses
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Around 5.5x more lenses available
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
252 ms vs 424 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.5 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.7 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 (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
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
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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
Weight
Slightly lighter
499 g vs 530 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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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
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              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
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T2i66.0
              NX1063.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $629 body only

              $549 - $629 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $547 body only

              $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

              $240 body only

              $408 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 EOS 40D

              Canon EOS 40D

              Pro DSLR

              $700 body only

              $1,699 with 28-135mm lens

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $899 body only

              $749 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $499 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

              Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 - $400 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

              $649 - $650 body only

              $649 - $650 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

              $325 body only

              $419 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Weight Lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $825 body only

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $549 body only

              $499 - $500 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 NX11

              Samsung NX11

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $553 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Samsung NX20

              Samsung NX20

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $700 body only

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $549 with 18-55mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Samsung NX30

              Samsung NX30

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $645 body only

              $796 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Samsung NX1000

              Samsung NX1000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $370 body only

              $290 with 20-50mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag

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