Updated (June 2010): Compare the Canon EOS Rebel T2i vs Samsung NX5

Canon Rebel T2i vs Samsung NX5

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
Samsung NX5

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T2i

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX5

Size
Really small
Mid size (123×87×40 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.6"

Items often bought with the Canon T2i or Samsung NX5

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS Rebel T2i.
Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Samsung NX5.

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
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 14 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
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
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
Weight
Slightly lighter
491 g vs 530 g
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Around 10% lighter
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Samsung NX5.

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
NX5Digital
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
1/4000 of a second
Common Weaknesses
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
Weight Heavy Help
T2i530 g
NX5491 g
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
NX53 fps

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$368 body only

$640 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$263 body only

$358 with 18-55mm lens

Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,269 - $1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$648 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Image stabilization Has image stabilization

Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$360 - $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 T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$459 body only

$550 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Lowest price Cheaper
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Size Larger
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$490 - $649 body only

$581 - $699 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

$289 body only

$349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$799 - $999 body only

$919 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Larger
Weight Heavier

Samsung NX5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung NX1

Samsung NX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,299 body only

$1,699 - $1,700 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Samsung NX20

Samsung NX20

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$330 body only

$598 with 18-55mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Entry-level DSLR

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Size Larger
Pentax K20D

Pentax K20D

Entry-level DSLR

$860 body only

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Size Significantly larger

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