Canon EOS 1100D vs Nikon D5100

Top Five Reasons for the

Canon EOS 1100D

Compared to Nikon D5100

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More battery power
1200 mAh
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1030 mAh
16.50% more battery power
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Slightly lighter
495 g
vs
510 g
15 g lighter
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Has a stereo microphone
Yes
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No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
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Considerably less startup delay
0.1 s
vs
0.5 s
0.40 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
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Slightly thinner
77.9 mm
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78.7 mm
0.80 mm thinner

Canon EOS 1100D is better than Nikon D5100 because...

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Top 22 Reasons for the

Nikon D5100

Compared to Canon EOS 1100D

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Vastly lower noise at high ISO
1183 ISO
vs
755 ISO
1.57x 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.
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Measurably more megapixels (photo)
16.9 MP
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12.6 MP
34.13% more megapixels (photo)
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Considerably more focus points
11
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9
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.
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Noticeably better image quality
80
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62
18 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.
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Significantly larger sensor
15.6 x 23.6 mm
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14.7 x 22.2 mm
12.81% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
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Clearly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
4 fps
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3 fps
33.33% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
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Measurably higher maximum light sensitivity
25600 ISO
vs
6400 ISO
4x 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.
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Way better color depth
23.5 bits
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21.9 bits
7.31% 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.
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Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
Yes
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No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
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Explicitly better video recording quality
1080 x 30 fps
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720 x 29.97 fps
1.50x better video recording quality
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Has a flip-out screen
Yes
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No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
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Distinctly higher pixel density
471 ppi
vs
262 ppi
1.80x higher pixel density
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Measurably higher resolution
1176x784 px
vs
588x392 px
4x higher resolution
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A tad less shutter lag
0.273 s
vs
0.279 s
0.01 s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
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Distinctly wider dynamic range
13.6 EV
vs
11 EV
23.64% 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.
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Has a microphone in
Yes
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No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
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Has a built-in HDR mode
Yes
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No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
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Marginally bigger screen size
3 "
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2.7 "
11.11% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
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A shade less body volume
964.5 cm³
vs
1008.8 cm³
4.59% less body volume
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Somewhat shorter
96.5 mm
vs
99.7 mm
3.20 mm shorter
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A tad narrower
127 mm
vs
129.9 mm
2.90 mm narrower
Taoufik Elmoumene
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Nikon d5100
Yes
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No
Canon eos 500d
Gian Giacomo Ermacora
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Has the same processor
Yes
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No
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 is better than Canon EOS 1100D because...

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