• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Canon T2i advantages over Samsung NX1100

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 320 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options

Samsung NX1100 advantages over Canon T2i

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    37 mm vs 76 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    5 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    400g vs 736g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 3.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Pentax K-7

Canon T2i
Pentax K-7
  • $692
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $1300
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung NX1100
Pentax K-7
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1300
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony DSLR-A580

Canon T2i
Sony DSLR-A580
  • $692
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung NX1100
Sony DSLR-A580
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Thinner
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony A55

Canon T2i
Sony A55
  • $692
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $734
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung NX1100
Sony A55
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Thinner
  • $734
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Samsung NX1000

Canon T2i
Samsung NX1000
  • $692
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $349
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung NX1100
Samsung NX1000
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • $349
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A5000

Canon T2i
Sony A5000
  • $692
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Samsung NX1100
Sony A5000
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
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