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

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i

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Samsung NX5

Samsung NX5

     

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
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX5

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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
T2i:Pentamirror
NX5:Digital
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
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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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $550 body only

$549 - $630 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 T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $750 body only

$597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Thickness Is thicker
Color depth Has slightly less color depth
Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1

Entry-level DSLR

$449 - $549 body only

$549 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$360 - $385 body only

$429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is significantly larger
Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D

Pro DSLR

$1,138 body only

$1,699 with 28-135mm lens

Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Battery life Has a much longer battery life
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$750 body only

$900 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$599 - $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

$430 - $450 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
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$309 - $527 body only

$389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Size Larger
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$389 - $418 body only

$399 - $400 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
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$272 body only

$390 - $409 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

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$473 body only

$398 - $527 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Samsung NX1

Samsung NX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,499 - $1,500 body only

$1,700 - $2,799 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

$952 with 18-55mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available
Thickness Slightly thicker
Pentax K10D

Pentax K10D

Entry-level DSLR

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

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