Canon EOS 600D


Nikon D5100


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Canon EOS 600D vs Nikon D5100

Canon EOS 600D
Nikon D5100

Why is Canon EOS 600D better than Nikon D5100?

  • 10.65% more megapixels (main camera)

  • 12.94% higher resolution

    1250 x 833pxvs1176 x 784px
  • 6.37% higher pixel density

  • 119k dots higher resolution (screen)

    1040k dotsvs921k dots
  • 8.74% more battery power

  • 0.1s less startup delay


Why is Nikon D5100 better than Canon EOS 600D?

  • 10.8% larger sensor

    23.6 x 15.6mmvs22.3 x 14.9mm
  • 2 more focus points

  • 2x higher maximum light sensitivity

    25600 ISOvs12800 ISO
  • 220shots longer battery life

  • 8.11% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format

  • 49.18% lower noise at high ISO

    1183 ISOvs793 ISO
  • 15 better image quality

  • 60g lighter


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1.Has a flip-out screen
Canon EOS 600D
Nikon D5100
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.



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.
3.viewfinder coverage



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 600D
Nikon D5100
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 600D
Nikon D5100
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

1250 x 833px

1176 x 784px

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.


1.sensor size

22.3 x 14.9mm

23.6 x 15.6mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.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.
3.megapixels (main camera)



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

25600 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.
5.continuous shooting at high resolution



Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Canon EOS 600D
Nikon D5100
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.


1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 30fps

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.
2.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
Canon EOS 600D
Nikon D5100
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.
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon EOS 600D
Nikon D5100
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon EOS 600D
Nikon D5100
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.


1.has a microphone input
Canon EOS 600D
Nikon D5100
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.number of microphones



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


1.Battery life (CIPA)



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 600D
Nikon D5100
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Canon EOS 600D
Nikon D5100
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Canon EOS 600D
Nikon D5100
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.battery power



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.



793 ISO

1183 ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
2.image quality



A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
3.color depth



The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
4.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.
5.has an external memory slot
Canon EOS 600D
Nikon D5100
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.
6.Has a remote control
Canon EOS 600D
Nikon D5100
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

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