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 (123×87×40 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.6"

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
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The T2i's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops 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
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
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
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
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

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$475 - $649 body only

$589 - $699 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 T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$332 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$274 body only

$484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
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
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$849 - $999 body only

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

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$749 - $834 body only

$849 with 28-135mm lens

Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$550 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Size Larger
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$499 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
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$289 body only

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Canon EOS Rebel T1i

Canon Rebel T1i

Entry-level DSLR

$825 body only

Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Samsung NX5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung NX1

Samsung NX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,499 - $3,505 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 NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$493 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$360 body only

$350 with 16-50mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 - $360 with 20-50mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Viewfinder No viewfinder

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