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Canon EOS 1100D vs Nikon D5100

Top Six Reasons for the

Canon EOS 1100D

Compared to Nikon D5100

anonymous
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Slightly lighter
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495 g
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510 g
15 g lighter
anonymous
47
Has a stereo microphone
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Yes
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No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
anonymous
44
More battery power
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1200 mAh
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1030 mAh
16.50% more battery power
anonymous
38
Sizably less startup delay
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0.1 s
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0.5 s
0.40 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
anonymous
29
Way longer battery life
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700 shots
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660 shots
40 shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
anonymous
26
A shade thinner
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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

anonymous
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Distinctly more megapixels (photo)
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16.9 MP
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12.6 MP
34.13% more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
81
Substantially larger sensor
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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.
anonymous
80
Explicitly lower noise at high ISO
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1183 ISO
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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.
anonymous
75
Distinctly more focus points
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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.
anonymous
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Considerably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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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.
anonymous
65
Substantially better image quality
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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.
anonymous
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Clearly higher maximum light sensitivity
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25600 ISO
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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.
anonymous
62
Has a flip-out screen
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Yes
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No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
anonymous
51
Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
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Yes
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No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
anonymous
51
Explicitly better video recording quality
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1080 x 30 fps
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720 x 29.97 fps
1.50x better video recording quality
anonymous
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Plenty better color depth
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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.
anonymous
43
Significantly higher pixel density
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471 ppi
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262 ppi
1.80x higher pixel density
anonymous
42
Clearly higher resolution
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1176x784 px
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588x392 px
4x higher resolution
anonymous
42
A shade less body volume
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964.5 cm³
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1008.8 cm³
4.59% less body volume
anonymous
41
Has a built-in HDR mode
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Yes
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No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
anonymous
40
Significantly wider dynamic range
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13.6 EV
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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.
anonymous
40
A little less shutter lag
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0.273 s
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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.
anonymous
35
Has a microphone in
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Yes
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No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
anonymous
35
Slightly bigger screen size
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3 "
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2.7 "
11.11% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
27
Significantly higher resolution (screen)
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921 k dots
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230 k dots
691 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
anonymous
27
Modestly narrower
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127 mm
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129.9 mm
2.90 mm narrower
anonymous
26
A bit shorter
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96.5 mm
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99.7 mm
3.20 mm shorter
Gian Giacomo Ermacora
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Has the same processor
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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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