Updated (August 2011): Compare the Canon EOS Rebel T2i vs Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N vs Canon Rebel T2i

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

49

Canon EOS Rebel T2i

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Great image quality
Overall image quality
77.0
Really small
Size
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Great color depth
Color depth
23.6 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T2i

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
252 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS Rebel T2i.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-5N.

competitors

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $548 body only

$590 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,398 body only

$1,649 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points Many more focus points
Size Larger
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$500 with 16-50mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$379 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$515 body only

$743 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $649 body only

$380 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

Sony NEX-5N
NEX 5N
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