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

Sony NEX 5N vs Canon Rebel T2i

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Sony NEX-5N

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Canon EOS Rebel T2i

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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
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

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

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 NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$347 body only

$448 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
True resolution Higher true resolution
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$285 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$429 - $649 body only

$520 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Overall image quality Worse image quality

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