Comparing Nikon D5100 vs Canon EOS 1100D

1. Nikon D5100

24 Reasons why Nikon D5100 is better

Comparing Nikon D5100 vs Canon EOS 1100D

1.Considerably more megapixels (photo)
16.9MPvs 12.6MP (Canon EOS 1100D)
2.Appreciably larger sensor
23.6 x 15.6mmvs 22.2 x 14.7mm (Canon EOS 1100D)
The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
3.Clearly more focus points
11vs 9 (Canon EOS 1100D)
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.
4.Substantially lower noise at high ISO
1183ISOvs 755ISO (Canon EOS 1100D)
The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
5.Significantly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
4fpsvs 3fps (Canon EOS 1100D)
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.Has a flip-out screen
Yesvs No (Canon EOS 1100D)
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
7.Significantly better image quality
80vs 62 (Canon EOS 1100D)
A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
8.Substantially higher maximum light sensitivity
25600ISOvs 6400ISO (Canon EOS 1100D)
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.
9.Appreciably better video recording quality
1,080 x 30fpsvs 720 x 29.97fps (Canon EOS 1100D)
10.Noticeably better color depth
23.5bitsvs 21.9bits (Canon EOS 1100D)
The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
11.Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
Yesvs No (Canon EOS 1100D)
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
12.Considerably higher pixel density
471ppivs 262ppi (Canon EOS 1100D)
13.Clearly higher resolution
1,176 x 784pxvs 588 x 392px (Canon EOS 1100D)
14.Significantly wider dynamic range
13.6Evsvs 11Evs (Canon EOS 1100D)
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.
15.Noticeably less body volume
964.5cm³vs 1008.8cm³ (Canon EOS 1100D)
96.5mmvs 99.7mm (Canon EOS 1100D)
17.Has a built-in HDR mode
Yesvs No (Canon EOS 1100D)
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
18.Has a microphone in
Yesvs No (Canon EOS 1100D)
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
19.Substantially higher resolution (screen)
921k dotsvs 230k dots (Canon EOS 1100D)
A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
127mmvs 129.9mm (Canon EOS 1100D)
21.Distinctly less shutter lag
0.273svs 0.279s (Canon EOS 1100D)
The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
22.Considerably bigger screen size
3"vs 2.7" (Canon EOS 1100D)
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
23.Nikon d70s
Nikon d3200
24.Has the same processor
Is quite easy to use every day and the image quality is almost the same due the same image processor. D7000 is more accurate for the focus metering.
Nikon D5100
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2. Canon EOS 1100D

7 Reasons why Canon EOS 1100D is better

Comparing Canon EOS 1100D vs Nikon D5100

495gvs 510g (Nikon D5100)
2.Reasonably longer battery life
700shotsvs 660shots (Nikon D5100)
CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
3.Has a stereo microphone
Yesvs No (Nikon D5100)
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
4.More battery power
1200mAhvs 1030mAh (Nikon D5100)
77.9mmvs 78.7mm (Nikon D5100)
6.Sizably less startup delay
0.1svs 0.5s (Nikon D5100)
It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
7.The older is the better
more battery life 30%more even 12.2 megapixels more than enough no ďifference in picture quality 12ood is almost 60 €more expensive
Canon EOS 1100D
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