Canon EOS 650D vs Nikon D5100
Top Eleven Reasons for the
Canon EOS 650D
Compared to Nikon D5100
Measurably 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 more battery power
8.74% more battery power
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.
Explicitly higher resolution
12.94% higher resolution
Considerably 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.
Noticeably less startup delay
0.35 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
Has touch autofocus
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
Measurably 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 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
Significantly 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.
Substantially 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.
Notably 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.
Vastly 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
Way better color depth
8.29% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
Modestly less body volume
8.52% less body volume
Significantly 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.
Has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
6.10 mm narrower
Measurably 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.
A little shorter
3.30 mm shorter
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.
0.10 mm thinner
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.