Nikon D5100 vs Canon EOS 650D
Top 14 Reasons for the
Compared to Canon EOS 650D
Distinctly 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.
Distinctly 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.
Measurably 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.
Notably 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
Amply better color depth
8.29% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
Considerably 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.
A tad less body volume
8.52% less body volume
Explicitly 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.
6.10 mm narrower
Has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
A shade thinner
0.10 mm thinner
A bit 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.
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.
Nikon D5100 is better than Canon EOS 650D because...
Top Eleven Reasons for the
Canon EOS 650D
Compared to Nikon D5100
Substantially more megapixels (photo)
9.47% more megapixels (photo)
Vastly 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.
Has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Marginally more battery power
8.74% more battery power
Marginally higher pixel density
6.37% higher pixel density
Considerably 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.
Substantially 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.
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 a touch screen
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Has touch autofocus
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.