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

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 NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$969 body only

$778 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Battery life Shorter battery life
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
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$379 - $399 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$380 - $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

$500 body only

$590 with 18-135mm lens

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

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$429 - $649 body only

$520 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Overall image quality Worse image quality

discussion

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