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Canon EOS 500D

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Canon EOS 500D vs Nikon D3100

Canon EOS 500D
Nikon D3100

Why is Canon EOS 500D better than Nikon D3100?

  • 4.73% more megapixels (main camera)
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    15.5MPvs14.8MP
  • 13.33% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    3.4fpsvs3fps
  • 1.77% wider dynamic range
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    11.5Evsvs11.3Evs
  • 3.99x higher resolution
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    1175 x 783pxvs588 x 392px
  • 690k dots higher resolution (screen)
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    920k dotsvs230k dots
  • 1.8x more battery power
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    1800mAhvs1000mAh
  • 11.68% less body volume
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    777.34cm³vs880.1014656cm³
  • 0.1s less startup delay
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    0.3svs0.4s

Why is Nikon D3100 better than Canon EOS 500D?

  • 7.06% larger sensor
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    23.1 x 15.4mmvs22.3 x 14.9mm
  • 2 more focus points
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    11vs9
  • 150shots longer battery life
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    550shotsvs400shots
  • 20% better video recording quality (main camera)
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    1080 x 24fpsvs1080 x 20fps
  • 38.61% lower noise at high ISO
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    919 ISOvs663 ISO
  • 4 better image quality
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    67vs63
  • 25g lighter
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    455gvs480g
  • Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
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Price comparison

Canon EOS 500D

Buy used:

$239.99

ProductStorePrice
Canon EOS 500D AmazonCanon EOS 2000D Rebel T7 Kit with EF-S 1...Canon EOS 2000D Rebel T7 Kit with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III Lens + Accessory Bundle +TopKnotch Deals Cloth
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$509.00
Canon EOS 500D AmazonCanon EOS 4000D DSLR Camera w/Canon EF-S...Canon EOS 4000D DSLR Camera w/Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 III Zoom Lens
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$499.00
Canon EOS 500D AmazonCanon EOS Rebel T5i EF-S 18-55 IS STM Ki...Canon EOS Rebel T5i EF-S 18-55 IS STM Kit
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$799.00
Canon EOS 500D AmazonCanon EOS Rebel 800D (T7i) DSLR Camera w...Canon EOS Rebel 800D (T7i) DSLR Camera w/ 18-55mm Lens+ Canon 75-300 Lens with Accessory Bundle, Package Includes: SanDisk 32GB Card + DSLR Bag +Flex Tripod+inspire digital Cloth (International Model)
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$929.00
Canon EOS 500D AmazonCanon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera wi...Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm IS II + EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Bundle
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$599.95
Canon EOS 500D AmazonCanon EOS 4000D Digital SLR Camera w/ 18...Canon EOS 4000D Digital SLR Camera w/ 18-55MM DC III Lens Kit (Black) with Accessory Bundle, Package Includes: SanDisk 32GB Card + DSLR Bag + 50’’ Tripod+TOPKNOTCH Deals Cloth(International Model)
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$539.99
Canon EOS 500D AmazonCanon EOS 4000D / Rebel T100 DSLR Camera...Canon EOS 4000D / Rebel T100 DSLR Camera 18MP CMOS Sensor with EF-S 18-55mm Lens, SanDisk 64GB Memory Card, Case, Tripod, 3 Pack Filters and A-Cell Accessory Bundle (Black)
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$489.99

Nikon D3100

Buy used:

$119.00

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Nikon D3100 aliexpressMeike MK-MT24 Macro Twin Lite Speedlight...Meike MK-MT24 Macro Twin Lite Speedlight Flash for Nikon D3100 D3200 D3300 D3400 D5000 D5300 D5500 D7000 D7100 DSLR Cameras+GIFT
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$296.99
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Design

1.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Canon EOS 500D
Nikon D3100
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
2.weight

480g

455g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.
4.has an optical viewfinder
Canon EOS 500D
Nikon D3100
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.
5.Has a hot shoe
Canon EOS 500D
Nikon D3100
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
6.resolution

1175 x 783px

588 x 392px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.

Optics

1.sensor size

22.3 x 14.9mm

23.1 x 15.4mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
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.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

12800 ISO

12800 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Canon EOS 500D
Nikon D3100
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 20fps

1080 x 24fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon EOS 500D
Nikon D3100
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Audio

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

400shots

550shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Canon EOS 500D
Nikon D3100
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Canon EOS 500D
Nikon D3100
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Canon EOS 500D
Nikon D3100
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.battery power

1800mAh

1000mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.

Features

1.noise

663 ISO

919 ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
3.color depth

21.7bits

22.5bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
4.Has a remote control
Canon EOS 500D
Nikon D3100
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
5.dynamic range

11.5Evs

11.3Evs

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.
6.has an external memory slot
Canon EOS 500D
Nikon D3100
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

Price comparison

Canon EOS 500D

Buy used:

$239.99

ProductStorePrice
Canon EOS 500D AmazonCanon EOS 2000D Rebel T7 Kit with EF-S 1...Canon EOS 2000D Rebel T7 Kit with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III Lens + Accessory Bundle +TopKnotch Deals Cloth
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$509.00
Canon EOS 500D AmazonCanon EOS 4000D DSLR Camera w/Canon EF-S...Canon EOS 4000D DSLR Camera w/Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 III Zoom Lens
Amazon logo
$499.00
Canon EOS 500D AmazonCanon EOS Rebel T5i EF-S 18-55 IS STM Ki...Canon EOS Rebel T5i EF-S 18-55 IS STM Kit
Amazon logo
$799.00
Canon EOS 500D AmazonCanon EOS Rebel 800D (T7i) DSLR Camera w...Canon EOS Rebel 800D (T7i) DSLR Camera w/ 18-55mm Lens+ Canon 75-300 Lens with Accessory Bundle, Package Includes: SanDisk 32GB Card + DSLR Bag +Flex Tripod+inspire digital Cloth (International Model)
Amazon logo
$929.00
Canon EOS 500D AmazonCanon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera wi...Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm IS II + EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Bundle
Amazon logo
$599.95
Canon EOS 500D AmazonCanon EOS 4000D Digital SLR Camera w/ 18...Canon EOS 4000D Digital SLR Camera w/ 18-55MM DC III Lens Kit (Black) with Accessory Bundle, Package Includes: SanDisk 32GB Card + DSLR Bag + 50’’ Tripod+TOPKNOTCH Deals Cloth(International Model)
Amazon logo
$539.99
Canon EOS 500D AmazonCanon EOS 4000D / Rebel T100 DSLR Camera...Canon EOS 4000D / Rebel T100 DSLR Camera 18MP CMOS Sensor with EF-S 18-55mm Lens, SanDisk 64GB Memory Card, Case, Tripod, 3 Pack Filters and A-Cell Accessory Bundle (Black)
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$489.99

Nikon D3100

Buy used:

$119.00

ProductStorePrice
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$53.99
Nikon D3100 aliexpress2pcs DK-20 Rubber Eye Cup Eyepiece Eyecu...2pcs DK-20 Rubber Eye Cup Eyepiece Eyecup For Nikon D5100 D3100 D3000 D50 D60 D70S D3100 D3200 D5200 D3300
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$0.97
Nikon D3100 aliexpressMeike MK-MT24 Macro Twin Lite Speedlight...Meike MK-MT24 Macro Twin Lite Speedlight Flash for Nikon D3100 D3200 D3300 D3400 D5000 D5300 D5500 D7000 D7100 DSLR Cameras+GIFT
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$296.99
Nikon D3100 aliexpressNeewer Professional Vertical Camera Batt...Neewer Professional Vertical Camera Battery Grip Replacement for Nikon D3100/D3200/D3300/D5300 SLR Digital Camera
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$12.39
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$12.33

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