Canon EOS 650D vs Nikon D5100

Top Ten Reasons for the

Canon EOS 650D

Compared to Nikon D5100

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Explicitly more megapixels (photo)
18.5 MP
vs
16.9 MP
9.47% more megapixels (photo)
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Clearly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
5 fps
vs
4 fps
25% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
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A little more battery power
1120 mAh
vs
1030 mAh
8.74% more battery power
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A little higher pixel density
501 ppi
vs
471 ppi
6.37% higher pixel density
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Sizably higher resolution
1250x833 px
vs
1176x784 px
12.94% higher resolution
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Significantly less shutter lag
0.131 s
vs
0.273 s
0.14 s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
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Has a stereo microphone
Yes
vs
No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
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Distinctly less startup delay
0.15 s
vs
0.5 s
0.35 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
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28
Has touch autofocus
Yes
vs
No
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
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Has a touch screen
Yes
vs
No
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Canon EOS 650D is better than Nikon D5100 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top 14 Reasons for the

Nikon D5100

Compared to Canon EOS 650D

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Sizably lower noise at high ISO
1183 ISO
vs
722 ISO
1.64x 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.
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Distinctly more focus points
11
vs
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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Notably better image quality
80
vs
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.
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Vastly larger sensor
15.6 x 23.6 mm
vs
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.
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Plenty better color depth
23.5 bits
vs
21.7 bits
8.29% 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.
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Lighter
510 g
vs
575 g
65 g lighter
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Explicitly wider dynamic range
13.6 EV
vs
11.2 EV
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.
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Has a microphone in
Yes
vs
No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
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More lenses available
169
vs
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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A little less body volume
964.5 cm³
vs
1046.7 cm³
8.52% less body volume
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A little shorter
96.5 mm
vs
99.8 mm
3.30 mm shorter
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A little thinner
78.7 mm
vs
78.8 mm
0.10 mm thinner
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Narrower
127 mm
vs
133.1 mm
6.10 mm narrower
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Nikon d5100
Yes
vs
No
Canon eos 500d
Gian Giacomo Ermacora
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Has the same processor
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.

Nikon D5100 is better than Canon EOS 650D because...

Yes
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No

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