Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon Rebel T3i 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
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"

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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
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
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
197 lenses vs 36 lenses
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Around 5.5x more lenses available
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
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
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 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
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
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
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Weight Heavy Help
T2i530 g
NX5491 g
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
T2i3.7 fps
NX53 fps

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $539 body only

$549 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Thickness Is thicker
Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$231 body only

$355 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 Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Entry-level DSLR

$845 body only

$749 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Thickness Is thicker
Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$619 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$399 - $419 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

$290 body only

$379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Size Larger
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$479 - $679 body only

$800 - $900 with 18-135mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$339 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

Samsung NX5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung NX30

Samsung NX30

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$935 body only

$685 - $899 with 18-55mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,499 body only

$3,249 with 24-70mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$473 body only

$398 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available
Thickness Slightly thicker
Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 with 20-50mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Viewfinder No viewfinder

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