Canon EOS 1100D vs Nikon D5100
Top Five Reasons for the
Canon EOS 1100D
Compared to Nikon D5100
More battery power
16.50% more battery power
15 g lighter
Has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
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.
0.80 mm thinner
Canon EOS 1100D is better than Nikon D5100 because...
Top 22 Reasons for the
Compared to Canon EOS 1100D
Vastly lower noise at high 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.
Measurably more megapixels (photo)
34.13% more megapixels (photo)
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.
Noticeably better image quality
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.
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.
Clearly 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.
Measurably 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.
Way better color depth
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.
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.
Explicitly better video recording quality
1080 x 30 fps
720 x 29.97 fps
1.50x better video recording quality
Has a flip-out screen
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Distinctly higher pixel density
1.80x higher pixel density
Measurably higher resolution
4x higher resolution
A tad 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.
Distinctly 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.
Has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Has a built-in HDR mode
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Marginally bigger screen size
11.11% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
A shade less body volume
4.59% less body volume
3.20 mm shorter
A tad narrower
2.90 mm narrower
Canon eos 500d
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.