Nikon D5100 vs Canon EOS 1100D

Winner
Nikon D5100

100

Canon EOS 1100D

67

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1100D

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
110 ms shutter lag
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
100 ms startup delay

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 1100D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$369 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Shorter battery life

Canon EOS 1100D Competitors

Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$559 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$377 body only

$324 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$305 - $649 body only

$345 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

discussion

Nikon D5100
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TomS (11:50 PM, December 27, 2013)
Are you dummie, dude?! It's said that image quality is much better in Nikon D5100 than Canon 1100D (80 vs 62) And it's logical because of the sensor's size of Nikon D5100
 
Avatar for billy billy (9:50 PM, March 03, 2013)
yes you should it will give you tons of features for $500 !!
 
Avatar for xD xD (0:07 PM, September 23, 2012)
1100D image quality is better than 5100. but d5100 body and video quality better than 1100D !
 
Nicholas (9:30 AM, August 04, 2012)
I currently use my dad's 1100D. My main interest in photography is portraits, nature shots and close ups. I really want to buy my own DSLR and I'm considering a Nikon. I'm on a budget and can't spend over $650 and want the best value for my money. Should I buy the D5100? Will there be much difference in terms of image quality?