Nikon D5200 vs Canon EOS 1100D

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Nikon D5200

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Canon EOS 1100D

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,284 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
84.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
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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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 1100D.
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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
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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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2.6 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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Much larger screen
3" 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
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
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
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
Focus points
Significantly more focus points
39 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Cross type focus points
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
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses vs 220 lenses
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Almost the same
Size
Slightly smaller
129×98×78 mm vs 130×100×78 mm
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              1100D220 lenses
              D5200230 lenses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              1100D$401.03
              D5200$405.00
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              1100D0.54x
              D52000.51x

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $490 - $649 body only

              $581 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Canon Kiss X5

              Canon Kiss X5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $849 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon EOS 1100D Competitors

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              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $898 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

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

              Nikon D5200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $561 - $747 body only

              $689 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Lowest price More expensive

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