Canon EOS 1100D vs Nikon D3100
Top Five Reasons for the
Canon EOS 1100D
Compared to Nikon D3100
Has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
More battery power
20% more battery power
Explicitly less startup delay
0.30 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
Notably longer battery life
150 shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
Has a brand lens
The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.
Canon EOS 1100D is better than Nikon D3100 because...
Top 16 Reasons for the
Compared to Canon EOS 1100D
Appreciably more megapixels (photo)
17.46% more megapixels (photo)
Explicitly larger sensor
15.4 x 23.1 mm
14.7 x 22.2 mm
9.01% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
Vastly lower noise at high ISO
21.72% lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
Distinctly more focus points
2 more focus points. The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
Reasonably better image quality
5 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
Substantially higher maximum light sensitivity
2x higher maximum light sensitivity. With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
A shade lighter
40 g lighter
Better video recording quality
1080 x 24 fps
720 x 29.97 fps
20.12% better video recording quality
Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Somewhat better color depth
2.74% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
Less body volume
14.01% less body volume
Slightly wider dynamic range
2.73% wider dynamic range. The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
A bit bigger screen size
11.11% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
5.44 mm narrower
A bit shorter
3.70 mm shorter
4.24 mm thinner