Top Ten Reasons for the Canon EOS 550D

Top 18 Reasons for the Nikon D5100

 
 
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Canon EOS 550D vs Nikon D5100

Top Ten Reasons for the

Canon EOS 550D

Compared to Nikon D5100

239
Reasonably more megapixels (photo)
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18MP
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16.9MP
6.51% more megapixels (photo)

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69
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.

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67
A little higher pixel density
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501ppi
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471ppi
6.37% higher pixel density

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60
Clearly higher resolution
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1250x833px
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1176x784px
12.94% higher resolution

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55
Substantially higher resolution (screen)
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1040k dots
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921k dots
119k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

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49
Reasonably thinner
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62mm
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78.7mm
16.70mm thinner

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46
Plenty less shutter lag
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0.252s
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0.273s
0.02s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.

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42
Notably less startup delay
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0.4s
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0.5s
0.10s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.

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41
Considerably more microphone(s)
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2
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1
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

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Francesco Russo
2
Much cheaper
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Yes
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No

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Top 18 Reasons for the

Nikon D5100

Compared to Canon EOS 550D

179
Significantly larger sensor
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15.6 x 23.6mm
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22.3 x 14.9mm
10.80% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

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143
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.

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142
Explicitly lower noise at high ISO
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1183ISO
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807ISO
46.59% lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

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128
Considerably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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4fps
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3fps
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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123
Has a flip-out screen
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Yes
vs
No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

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110
Significantly better image quality
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80
vs
66
14 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

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102
Somewhat lighter
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510g
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530g
20g lighter

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95
Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
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25600ISO
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12800ISO
2x 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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72
Lots better color depth
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23.5bits
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22bits
6.82% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

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71
Sizably longer battery life
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660shots
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440shots
220shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

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66
Has a 24p cinema mode
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Yes
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No
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

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58
Substantially wider dynamic range
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13.6Evs
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11.6Evs
17.24% 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.

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56
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).

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56
Slightly shorter
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96.5mm
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97.3mm
0.80mm shorter

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51
Slightly narrower
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127mm
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128.8mm
1.80mm narrower

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41
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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Yes
vs
No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

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34
More lenses available
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169
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162
7 more lenses available. A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.

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Bartosz Jakub Wojciechowski
1
Nikon d70s
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Yes
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No
Nikon d3200

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Gian Giacomo Ermacora
0
Has the same processor
Comment
Yes
vs
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.

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