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

Canon Rebel T2i vs Samsung NX10

Winner
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

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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"

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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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$699.99 vs $849.83
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The best price we've seen is $150 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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 Interchangeable lenses 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
              T2i:Pentamirror
              NX10:Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              T2i:530 g
              NX10:499 g
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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
              T2i:11.5 EV
              NX10:10.8 EV
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T2i:3.7 fps
              NX10:3 fps
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $536 body only

              $579 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $349 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $719 body only

              $899 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Viewfinder coverage Slightly better viewfinder coverage
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $861 body only

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $233 body only

              $379 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
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger

              Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $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

              $599 - $699 body only

              $620 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $557 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $334 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Size Larger
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              Samsung NX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX20

              Samsung NX20

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $700 body only

              $977 with 18-55mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Samsung NX30

              Samsung NX30

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $835 body only

              $650 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Samsung NX1000

              Samsung NX1000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $370 body only

              $250 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
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $466 - $608 with 18-55mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Samsung NX11

              Samsung NX11

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $561 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Cheaper

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