Top 15 Reasons for the Nikon D5100

Top Twelve Reasons for the Canon EOS 650D

 
 
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Nikon D5100 vs Canon EOS 650D

Top 15 Reasons for the

Nikon D5100

Compared to Canon EOS 650D

171
Notably larger sensor
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15.6 x 23.6 mm
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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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135
Vastly lower noise at high ISO
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1183 ISO
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722 ISO
1.64x lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

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133
Significantly 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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105
Considerably better image quality
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80
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62
18 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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100
Lighter
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510 g
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575 g
65 g lighter

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70
Much better color depth
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23.5 bits
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21.7 bits
8.29% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

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69
Distinctly longer battery life
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660 shots
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440 shots
220 shots 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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57
Clearly wider dynamic range
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13.6 Evs
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11.2 Evs
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.

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55
A little less body volume
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964.5 cm³
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1046.7 cm³
8.52% less body volume

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54
Has a microphone in
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Yes
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No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

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53
A little shorter
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96.5 mm
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99.8 mm
3.30 mm shorter

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50
Narrower
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127 mm
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133.1 mm
6.10 mm narrower

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48
Somewhat thinner
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78.7 mm
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78.8 mm
0.10 mm thinner

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33
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
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Nikon d70s
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Yes
vs
No
Nikon d3200

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Gian Giacomo Ermacora
0
Has the same processor
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Yes
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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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Top Twelve Reasons for the

Canon EOS 650D

Compared to Nikon D5100

219
Significantly more megapixels (photo)
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18.5 MP
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16.9 MP
9.47% more megapixels (photo)

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119
Notably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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5 fps
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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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68
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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65
Modestly higher pixel density
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501 ppi
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471 ppi
6.37% higher pixel density

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59
A little more battery power
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1120 mAh
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1030 mAh
8.74% more battery power

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57
Noticeably higher resolution
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1250x833 px
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1176x784 px
12.94% higher resolution

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53
Vastly higher resolution (screen)
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1040 k dots
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921 k dots
119 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

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45
Vastly less shutter lag
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0.131 s
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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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45
Has a touch screen
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Yes
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No
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

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42
Appreciably less startup delay
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0.15 s
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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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42
Has touch autofocus
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Yes
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No
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.

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Paddy Uglow
1
Cheaper lenses on 650D
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Yes
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No
A good micro 4/3 f2.8 zoom costs a fortune, and there are all sorts of compatibility problems too I think. For Canon there are many good lenses available, cheaper, second hand, and they'll just work.

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