90points

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

58points

Nikon D3100

86points

Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

Comparison winner
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX
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85 facts in comparison

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM vs Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX
90
points
58
points
86
points

Why is Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM better than Nikon D3100 & Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX?

  • Has WiFi
  • Weight
    453gvs455,675g
  • Has a built-in HDR mode
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • Has touch autofocus
  • Volume
    791.13cm³vs880.1014656,1096.737cm³
  • Width
    122.4mmvs124.46,135.5mm

Why is Nikon D3100 better than Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM & Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX?

Why is Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX better than Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM & Nikon D3100?

  • Megapixels
    24.71MPvs24.2,14.8MP
  • Sensor size
    23.5 x 15.6mmvs22.3 x 14.9,23.1 x 15.4mm
  • Focus points
    51vs9,11
  • Continuous shooting at high resolution
    6fpsvs5,3fps
  • longer battery life
    950shotsvs650,550shots
  • Weather sealed
  • Fastest shutter speed
    1/8000svs0.00025,0.00025s
  • Has a stereo microphone

Top specs and features

Design

1.Weather sealed
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

2.Has a flip-out screen
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

3.Has a built-in focus motor
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

4.has an optical viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

5.Has a hot shoe
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

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

6.Is a system camera
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

Optics

1.focus points

9

11

51

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.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

2.sensor size

22.3 x 14.9mm

23.1 x 15.4mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

3.has AF tracking
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

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.

4.maximum light sensitivity

51200 ISO

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.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

5.has built-in optical image stabilization
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

6.megapixels

24.2MP

14.8MP

24.71MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

1080 x 24fps

1080 x 60fps

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.

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

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 timelapse function
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.number of microphones

2

1

1

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

Best

Nikon Coolpix B600

2

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

5.has stereo speakers
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

6.Has a zoom microphone
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

Battery

1. longer battery life

650shots

550shots

950shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.has a removable battery
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.has a battery level indicator
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

4.has a rechargeable battery
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.has an external memory slot
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

2.Has WiFi
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

4.can be controlled remotely
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

5.has an accelerometer
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

6.Has dual card slots
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D3100
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.

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