Nikon D5100Canon EOS 650D
Top 28%1,762 points
Top 28%
Top 27%1,785 points
Top 27%
Nikon D5100
Canon EOS 650D
Top specs and features

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

1. megapixels

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

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.
Sony Alpha a7 III: 693

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

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

5. noise

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

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. image quality

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

9. longer battery life

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

10. weight

65g lighter.
HTC Re: 65.5g

11. video recording

0% better video recording quality.
1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 30fps

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.
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits

14. 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. fastest shutter speed

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

17. 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.
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs

18. pixel density

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

19. 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

20. 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

21. has a microphone in

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

22. 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

23. resolution

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

24. width

6.1mm narrower.
DxO One: 26.2mm

25. volume

7.85% less body volume.
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 0cm³

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