Canon EOS 1100D

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Canon EOS 1100D

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Nikon D80

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Nikon D80

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1100D

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon D80

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
 
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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 524 ISO
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The 1100D has a slight edge (0.5 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
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 250 ms
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2.3x 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
Startup delay Less startup delay 100 ms vs 500 ms
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5x 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
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 62.0 vs 61.0
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Almost the same
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
Weight Significantly lighter 459 g vs 668 g
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More than 30% lighter
Size Smaller 130x100x78 mm vs 132x103x77 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price Cheaper $449.92 vs $589.00
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The best price we've seen is $139 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Sensor size Much larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.54x
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More than 30% larger viewfinder
Color depth Better color depth 22.1 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.2 more bits of color
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.2 EV vs 11 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Focus points Slightly more focus points 11 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Thickness Slightly thinner 3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              1100D:197 lenses
              D80:205 lenses
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              1100D:100 ms
              D80:500 ms
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              1100D:720p @ 30fps
              D80:None
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              1100D:12.2 MP
              D80:10 MP
              Size Large Help
              1100D:130x100x78 mm
              D80:132x103x77 mm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
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              Screen size Very small screens Help
              1100D:2.7"
              D80:2.5"
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              1100D:11 EV
              D80:11.2 EV
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1100D:6,400 ISO
              D80:1,600 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
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              1100D:9
              D80:11
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              1100D:62.0
              D80:61.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              1100D:21.9 bits
              D80:22.1 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              1100D:755 ISO
              D80:524 ISO

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              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $626 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $275 body only

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $449 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon EOS 550D

              Canon EOS 550D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,152 with 18-135mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 body only

              $564 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 450D

              Canon EOS 450D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,633 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Size Is much smaller
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 1000D

              Canon EOS 1000D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $721 - $965 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is much smaller
              Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

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              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $419 body only

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Canon EOS 500D

              Canon EOS 500D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $733 body only

              $787 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

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              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $850 with 18-105mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Lowest price More expensive
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon D200

              Nikon D200

              Pro DSLR

              $1,301 body only

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Size Much larger
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,699 with 18-200mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Sensor size Smaller sensor

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