Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 1100D vs Nikon D7100

Nikon D7000 vs Canon EOS 1100D

Winner
Nikon D7000

83

Canon EOS 1100D

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,167 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 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
Significantly less shutter lag
110 ms vs 238 ms
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2.2x less delay when taking photos
Startup delay
Less startup delay
100 ms vs 400 ms
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4x less delay when turning on
Weight
Much lighter
459 g vs 780 g
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More than 40% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$448.07 vs $684.00
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The best price we've seen is $236 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Size
Smaller
130x100x78 mm vs 132x105x77 mm
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Overall image quality
Much better image quality
80.0 vs 62.0
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Around 30% 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
Low light performance
Significantly lower noise at high ISO
1,167 ISO vs 755 ISO
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The D7000 has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Color depth
Better color depth
23.5 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 1.6 more bits of color
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
6 fps vs 3 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
0.62x vs 0.54x
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More than 30% larger viewfinder
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
Significantly more focus points
39 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
1050 shots vs 700 shots
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50% more shots per battery charge
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
16.1 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
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
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
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
Slightly thinner
3" vs 3.1"
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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
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              1100D100 ms
              D7000400 ms
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              1100D197 lenses
              D7000205 lenses
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1100D3.1"
              D70003"
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              1100D12.2 MP
              D700016.1 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              1100D720p @ 30fps
              D70001080p @ 24fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $570 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $499 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 - $547 body only

              $360 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $520 - $561 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $579 - $684 body only

              $899 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $707 body only

              $1,017 with 55-300mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $749 - $778 body only

              $849 - $1,448 with 28-135mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is much heavier

              Canon EOS 1100D Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 body only

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon EOS 550D

              Canon EOS 550D

              Entry-level DSLR

              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

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Canon EOS 450D

              Canon EOS 450D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO

              Nikon D7000 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $897 body only

              $1,160 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Movie format Lower frame rate movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon D7200

              Nikon D7200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $935 - $1,197 body only

              $1,230 - $1,497 with 18-140mm lens

              Movie format Lower frame rate movies
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Size Larger

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              photomaniac34 (10:22 PM, August 27, 2014)
              1100D is more of a begginer camera than the D7000
               
              DON (9:19 AM, January 02, 2013)
              D7000 is far better than the 1100D in almost all features!