Canon EOS 550DNikon D5100
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10.91MP - 19.73MP
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megapixels
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focus points
maximum light sensitivity
longer battery life
continuous shooting at high resolution
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16.9
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Panono Camera
108MP
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Canon EOS 550D vs Nikon D5100: 25 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

6.51% more megapixels (photo).
18MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
16.9MP
284
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2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
14.9 x 22.3mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
23.6 x 15.6mm
239
0

3. 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.
9
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
11
181
0

4. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
807ISO
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
1183ISO
175
0

5. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
3fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
4fps
167
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6. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Canon EOS 550D
Nikon D5100
25% have it
150
0

7. weight

20g lighter.
530g
HTC Re: 65.5g
510g
140
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8. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
66
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
80
129
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9. maximum light sensitivity

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.
12800ISO
Nikon D5: 3280000ISO
25600ISO
126
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10. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
440shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
660shots
114
0

11. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
22bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
23.5bits
85
0

12. pixel density

6.37% higher pixel density.
501ppi
Sony A7: 544ppi
471ppi
75
0

13. has a 24p cinema mode

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Canon EOS 550D
Nikon D5100
24% have it
75
0

14. width

1.8mm narrower.
128.8mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
127mm
75
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15. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Canon EOS 550D
Nikon D5100
26% have it
73
0

16. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
1040k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
921k dots
71
0

17. height

0.8mm shorter.
97.3mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
96.5mm
70
0

18. 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.
11.6Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
13.6Evs
70
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19. thickness

16.7mm thinner.
62mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55: 13mm
78.7mm
69
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20. resolution

12.94% higher resolution.
1250 x 833px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
1176 x 784px
67
0

21. shutter lag

The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
0.252s
Leica M Typ 240: 0.00025s
0.273s
49
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22. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon EOS 550D
Nikon D5100
65% have it
48
0

23. power up delay

It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
0.4s
Nikon D70: 0.01s
0.5s
44
0

24. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
2
Sony Alpha a6500: 2
1
43
0

25. lenses

A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
162
Nikon D5: 400
169
38
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