Canon EOS 1100D vs Nikon D3100
Top Four Reasons for the
Canon EOS 1100D
Compared to Nikon D3100
More battery power
20% more battery power
Has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Sizably less startup delay
0.30 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
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
Measurably lower noise at high ISO
21.72% lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
Considerably more megapixels (photo)
17.46% more megapixels (photo)
Significantly 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.
Plenty better image quality
5 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
Noticeably 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.
Notably 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.
Marginally better color depth
2.74% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
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.
Better video recording quality
1080 x 24 fps
720 x 29.97 fps
20.12% better video recording quality
A tad lighter
40 g lighter
A bit 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.
A shade bigger screen size
11.11% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Less body volume
14.01% less body volume
A tad shorter
3.70 mm shorter
A shade thinner
4.24 mm thinner
5.44 mm narrower
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