Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs Samsung NX5

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T2i

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
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX5

Size
Really small
Mid size 123x87x39 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.6"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon T2i

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
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
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 Much more lenses available 197 lenses vs 36 lenses
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Around 5.5x more lenses available
True resolution Higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 14 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
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
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
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Advantages of the Samsung NX5

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Size Smaller 123x87x39 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
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 491 g vs 530 g
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Around 10% lighter
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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Sensor size Large sensors Help
T2i:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
NX5: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 Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
T2i:Pentamirror
NX5:Digital
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Weight Heavy Help
T2i:530 g
NX5:491 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
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
NX5:3 fps
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$480 - $774 body only

$200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Thickness Is thicker
Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$575 - $629 body only

$830 - $976 with 18-105mm lens

Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$276 - $290 body only

$299 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 - $893 body only

$450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$597 - $656 body only

$477 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Size Larger
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Larger
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$390 - $427 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

Samsung NX5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,089 with 18-55mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Live view Has live view
Nikon Coolpix P7800

Nikon Coolpix P7800

Pro digicam

$468 - $547

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$430 - $450 with 14-45mm lens

Live view Has live view
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Movie format Does not take movies
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Samsung NX100

Samsung NX100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$858 with 20-50mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Live view Has live view
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Samsung NX20

Samsung NX20

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 body only

$956 with 18-55mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Live view Has live view

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