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

Canon Rebel T2i vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

47

Sony NEX-5N

44

Runner-up

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
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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

Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$400 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$390 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$798 body only

$998 with 28-70mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$480 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

discussion

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
Rebel T2i
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