Nikon D5100Canon EOS 650D
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Nikon D5100
Canon EOS 650D
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Nikon D5100 vs Canon EOS 650D: 66 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

9.47% more megapixels (main camera).
16.9MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
18.5MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.6 x 15.6mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm
22.3 x 14.9mm

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.
11
Sony Alpha a7 III: 693
9

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
4fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
5fps

5. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
1183ISO
Sony Alpha a7 III: 3730ISO
722ISO

6. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon D5100
Canon EOS 650D
27% have it

7. 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.
25600 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
25600 ISO

8. longer battery life

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

9. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
80
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
62

10. video recording (main camera)

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.
1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 30fps

11. weight

65g lighter.
510g
HTC Re: 65.5g
575g

12. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Nikon D5100
Canon EOS 650D
37% have it

13. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
23.5bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
21.7bits

14. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/4000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s
1/4000s

15. Has phase detection autofocus for videos

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.
Nikon D5100
Canon EOS 650D
11% have it

16. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Nikon D5100
Canon EOS 650D
50% have it

17. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Nikon D5100
Canon EOS 650D
31% have it

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.
13.6Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
11.2Evs

19. pixel density

6.37% higher pixel density.
471ppi
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S: 1437.5ppi
501ppi

20. resolution

12.94% higher resolution.
1176 x 784px
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S: 3680 x 2760px
1250 x 833px

21. has AF tracking

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.
Nikon D5100
Canon EOS 650D
72% have it

22. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Nikon D5100
Canon EOS 650D
26% have it

23. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon D5100
Canon EOS 650D
25% have it

24. battery power

8.74% more battery power.
1030mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh
1120mAh

25. 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.
Nikon D5100
Canon EOS 650D
26% have it

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