Canon EOS 1100D vs Nikon D3100
Top Four 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
Appreciably less startup delay
0.30 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
Substantially 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.
Canon EOS 1100D is better than Nikon D3100 because...
Top 16 Reasons for the
Compared to Canon EOS 1100D
Substantially more megapixels (photo)
17.46% more megapixels (photo)
Sizably 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 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.
Considerably 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.
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.
Amply 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.
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
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.
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.
Less body volume
14.01% less body volume
A little 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.
5.44 mm narrower
A little bigger screen size
11.11% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
A bit shorter
3.70 mm shorter
A tad thinner
4.24 mm thinner