Nikon D5100Canon EOS 650D
Top 27%1,895 points
Top 27%
Top 25%1,929 points
Top 25%
Nikon D5100
Canon EOS 650D
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Top specs and features

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

1. megapixels

9.47% more megapixels.
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 a9: 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 7S: 3702ISO
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. weight

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

8. 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

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

10. 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

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.
23.5bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
21.7bits

14. 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
49% have it

16. Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Nikon D5100
Canon EOS 650D
11% have it

17. width

6.1mm narrower.
127mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
133.1mm

18. pixel density

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

19. higher resolution (screen)

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

20. 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

21. 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
25% 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. volume

7.85% less body volume.
964.51cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
1046.73cm³

24. height

3.3mm shorter.
96.5mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
99.8mm

25. resolution

12.94% higher resolution.
1176 x 784px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1011px
1250 x 833px

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