Canon EOS 1100D vs Nikon D5100
Top Six Reasons for the
Canon EOS 1100D
Compared to Nikon D5100
A tad lighter
15 g lighter
Has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
More battery power
16.50% more battery power
Considerably less startup delay
0.40 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
Plenty longer battery life
40 shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
A bit thinner
0.80 mm thinner
Canon EOS 1100D is better than Nikon D5100 because...
Top 22 Reasons for the
Compared to Canon EOS 1100D
Significantly more megapixels (photo)
34.13% more megapixels (photo)
Significantly larger sensor
15.6 x 23.6 mm
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.
Appreciably lower noise at high ISO
1.57x lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
Clearly 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 faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
33.33% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Explicitly higher maximum light sensitivity
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.
Has a flip-out screen
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Significantly better image quality
18 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
Measurably better video recording quality
1080 x 30 fps
720 x 29.97 fps
1.50x 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.
Amply better color depth
7.31% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
Has a built-in HDR mode
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Distinctly higher pixel density
1.80x higher pixel density
A little bit less body volume
4.59% less body volume
Clearly higher resolution
4x higher resolution
Appreciably wider dynamic range
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. Source: DxOMark.
A shade less shutter lag
0.01 s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
Has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Modestly bigger screen size
11.11% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
A little narrower
2.90 mm narrower
A shade shorter
3.20 mm shorter
Distinctly higher resolution (screen)
921 k dots
230 k dots
691 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
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.