Canon EOS 650D vs Nikon D5100
Top Eleven Reasons for the
Canon EOS 650D
Compared to Nikon D5100
Clearly more megapixels (photo)
9.47% more megapixels (photo)
Appreciably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
25% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Slightly higher pixel density
6.37% higher pixel density
Has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Somewhat more battery power
8.74% more battery power
Notably higher resolution
12.94% higher resolution
Clearly less shutter lag
0.14 s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
Significantly less startup delay
0.35 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
Considerably higher resolution (screen)
1040 k dots
921 k dots
119 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
Has touch autofocus
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
Has a touch screen
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Canon EOS 650D is better than Nikon D5100 because...
Top 14 Reasons for the
Compared to Canon EOS 650D
Explicitly larger sensor
15.6 x 23.6 mm
14.9 x 22.3 mm
10.80% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
Appreciably lower noise at high ISO
1.64x 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.
Considerably 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.
65 g lighter
Much better color depth
8.29% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
A shade less body volume
8.52% less body volume
Vastly wider dynamic range
21.43% 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.
Considerably longer battery life
220 shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
Has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
6.10 mm narrower
A shade shorter
3.30 mm shorter
A tad thinner
0.10 mm thinner
More lenses available
7 more lenses available. A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
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.