Nikon D7100

Winner
Nikon D7100

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Canon EOS 1100D

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Canon EOS 1100D

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Great image quality
Overall image quality
83.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.7 EV
 

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
Size
Really small
Professional size 130x100x78 mm
Weight
Light-weight
459 g
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon 1100D

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Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
110 ms vs 251 ms
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2.3x less delay when taking photos
Startup delay
Less startup delay
100 ms vs 300 ms
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3x less delay when turning on
Size
Smaller
130x100x78 mm vs 136x107x76 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$449.95 vs $896.95
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The best price we've seen is $447 cheaper (around 50% less)
Weight
Significantly lighter
459 g vs 675 g
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More than 30% lighter
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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
1,256 ISO vs 755 ISO
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The D7100 has a slight edge (0.7 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Overall image quality
Much better image quality
83.0 vs 62.0
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More than 30% better image quality
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 230k dots
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Around 5.5x higher resolution screen
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.7 EV vs 11 EV
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2.7 f-stops more dynamic range
Screen size
Much larger screen
3.2" vs 2.7"
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Around 20% larger screen
Color depth
Better color depth
24.2 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 2.3 more bits of color
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
Focus points
Many more focus points
51 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
6 fps vs 3 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Cross type focus points
Many more cross-type focus points
15 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
0.61x vs 0.54x
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More than 30% larger viewfinder
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
950 shots vs 700 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Sensor cleaning
Has a self cleaning sensor
Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              1100D:100 ms
              D7100:300 ms
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              1100D:197 lenses
              D7100:205 lenses
              Common Weaknesses
              Size Large Help
              1100D:130x100x78 mm
              D7100:136x107x76 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $360 - $385 body only

              $429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

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              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $429 body only

              $498 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $491 body only

              $578 with 18-135mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $390 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Canon EOS 550D

              Canon EOS 550D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $913 with 18-135mm 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

              $684 body only

              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 D7100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $679 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Movie format Higher frame rate movies
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,497 - $1,597 body only

              $1,897 - $2,040 with 24-85mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Movie format Higher frame rate movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,149 - $2,297 body only

              $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Lens availability Fewer lenses available
              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,799 body only

              $2,149 with 18-135mm lens

              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,499 body only

              $1,099 - $1,978 with 28-135mm lens

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Much worse image quality

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