Comparing Canon EOS 650D vs Nikon D5100

1. Canon EOS 650D

12 Reasons why Canon EOS 650D is better

Comparing Canon EOS 650D vs Nikon D5100

1.Significantly more megapixels (photo)
18.5MPvs 16.9MP (Nikon D5100)
2.Significantly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
5fpsvs 4fps (Nikon D5100)
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
3.Has a stereo microphone
Yesvs No (Nikon D5100)
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
4.Modestly higher pixel density
501ppivs 471ppi (Nikon D5100)
5.Modestly more battery power
1120mAhvs 1030mAh (Nikon D5100)
6.Substantially higher resolution (screen)
1040k dotsvs 921k dots (Nikon D5100)
A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
7.Noticeably higher resolution
1,250 x 833pxvs 1,176 x 784px (Nikon D5100)
8.Has a touch screen
Yesvs No (Nikon D5100)
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
9.Has touch autofocus
Yesvs No (Nikon D5100)
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
10.Significantly less shutter lag
0.131svs 0.273s (Nikon D5100)
The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
11.Noticeably less startup delay
0.15svs 0.5s (Nikon D5100)
It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
12.Cheaper lenses on 650D
A good micro 4/3 f2.8 zoom costs a fortune, and there are all sorts of compatibility problems too I think. For Canon there are many good lenses available, cheaper, second hand, and they'll just work.
Canon EOS 650D
Canon EOS 650D specs
Canon EOS 650D features
Canon EOS 650D pros and cons
Canon EOS 650D advantages
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2. Nikon D5100

16 Reasons why Nikon D5100 is better

Comparing Nikon D5100 vs Canon EOS 650D

1.Vastly larger sensor
23.6 x 15.6mmvs 22.3 x 14.9mm (Canon EOS 650D)
The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.Noticeably more focus points
11vs 9 (Canon EOS 650D)
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.Measurably lower noise at high ISO
1183ISOvs 722ISO (Canon EOS 650D)
The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
510gvs 575g (Canon EOS 650D)
5.Noticeably better image quality
80vs 62 (Canon EOS 650D)
A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
6.Vastly longer battery life
660shotsvs 440shots (Canon EOS 650D)
CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
7.Distinctly better color depth
23.5bitsvs 21.7bits (Canon EOS 650D)
The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
127mmvs 133.1mm (Canon EOS 650D)
96.5mmvs 99.8mm (Canon EOS 650D)
10.Significantly wider dynamic range
13.6Evsvs 11.2Evs (Canon EOS 650D)
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.
11.Noticeably less body volume
964.5cm³vs 1046.7cm³ (Canon EOS 650D)
12.Has a microphone in
Yesvs No (Canon EOS 650D)
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
78.7mmvs 78.8mm (Canon EOS 650D)
14.Appreciably more lenses available
169vs 162 (Canon EOS 650D)
A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
15.Nikon d70s
Nikon d3200
16.Has the same processor
Is quite easy to use every day and the image quality is almost the same due the same image processor. D7000 is more accurate for the focus metering.
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5100 specs
Nikon D5100 features
Nikon D5100 pros and cons
Nikon D5100 advantages
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