Updated (October, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 1100D vs Nikon D5300

Nikon D5200

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Nikon D5200

79

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Canon EOS 1100D

47

Canon EOS 1100D

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,284 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
84.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Color depth
Great color depth
24.2 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1100D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
100 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
110 ms shutter lag
Weight
Light-weight
459 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 1100D

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Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 110 ms vs 302 ms
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2.7x less delay when taking photos
Battery life Longer battery life 700 shots vs 500 shots
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40% more shots per battery charge
Startup delay Less startup delay 100 ms vs 500 ms
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5x less delay when turning on
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.54x vs 0.51x
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More than 10% larger viewfinder
Weight Lighter 459 g vs 555 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $449.92 vs $543.50
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The best price we've seen is $94 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon D5200

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO 1,284 ISO vs 755 ISO
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The D5200 has a slight edge (0.8 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Overall image quality Much better image quality 84.0 vs 62.0
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Around 40% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.9 EV vs 11 EV
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2.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Color depth Better color depth 24.2 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 2.3 more bits of color
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 2x more detail in your photos
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor size Much larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Focus points Many more focus points 39 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points 9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Size Smaller 129x98x78 mm vs 130x100x78 mm
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Almost the same
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent entry-level DSLRs, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              1100D:197 lenses
              D5200:205 lenses
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              1100D:100 ms
              D5200:500 ms
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.1"
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus Help
              1100D:None
              D5200:Contrast detection
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              1100D:0.54x
              D5200:0.51x
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1100D:3 fps
              D5200:5 fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $656 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,042 body only

              $1,253 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $370 - $400 body only

              $485 - $625 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $350 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $429 - $659 body only

              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity

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              Canon EOS 550D

              Canon EOS 550D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $940 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Canon EOS 500D

              Canon EOS 500D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $581 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO

              Nikon D5200 Competitors

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              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $720 - $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $701 - $840 body only

              $913 - $1,150 with 18-105mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Movie format Higher frame rate movies
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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              Avatar for Potanes Pesti Potanes Pesti (8:23 AM, February 04, 2013)
              nikon d5200 is better!
               
              Avatar for Zaa Zaa (11:08 AM, November 10, 2012)
              1100D is better !