Canon EOS 1100D

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Canon EOS 1100D

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Nikon D40X

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Nikon D40X

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1100D

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
100 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
110 ms shutter lag
Great battery life
Battery life
700 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D40X

Color depth
Great color depth
22.4 bits
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x94x64 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.5"
 

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Advantages of the Canon 1100D

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Movie format
Shoots movies
720p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots HD (720p) video as well as still pictures
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
755 ISO vs 516 ISO
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The 1100D has a slight edge (0.5 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
2.7" vs 2.5"
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Around 10% larger screen
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
110 ms vs 243 ms
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2.2x less delay when taking photos
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Battery life
Longer battery life
700 shots vs 520 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Startup delay
Less startup delay
100 ms vs 400 ms
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4x less delay when turning on
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12.2 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$449.95 vs $849.99
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The best price we've seen is $400 cheaper (around 50% less)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 1100D's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.54x vs 0.53x
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
459 g vs 522 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Color depth
Better color depth
22.4 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.5 more bits of color
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.4 EV vs 11 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Size
Much smaller
124x94x64 mm vs 130x100x78 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness
Much thinner
2.5" vs 3.1"
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Around 20% thinner
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
63.0 vs 62.0
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Almost the same
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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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
              D40X:400 ms
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              1100D:197 lenses
              D40X:205 lenses
              Common Weaknesses
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              1100D:720p @ 30fps
              D40X:None
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              1100D:12.2 MP
              D40X:10 MP
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              1100D:2.7"
              D40X:2.5"
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1100D:6,400 ISO
              D40X:1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              1100D:11 EV
              D40X:11.4 EV
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              1100D:0.54x
              D40X:0.53x
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              1100D:62.0
              D40X:63.0
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              1100D:755 ISO
              D40X:516 ISO

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              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Battery life Shorter battery life
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              $460 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
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              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Nikon D80

              Nikon D80

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,799 body only

              $1,500 with 18-135mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
              Size Much larger
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality

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