Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon EOS 1100D vs Nikon D7000

Nikon D90

Winner
Nikon D90

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Canon EOS 1100D

47

Canon EOS 1100D

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.5 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.63x
Large sensor
Sensor size
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

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
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon 1100D

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Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
110 ms vs 208 ms
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Around 50% less delay when taking photos
Movie format
Higher frame rate movies
720p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Both shoot HD (720p) video, but 1100D does so at a higher frame rate
Startup delay
Less startup delay
100 ms vs 300 ms
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3x less delay when turning on
Weight
Much lighter
459 g vs 703 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$449.95 vs $669.95
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The best price we've seen is $220 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The 1100D's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Size
Smaller
130x100x78 mm vs 132x103x77 mm
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D90

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Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.5 EV vs 11 EV
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1.5 f-stops more dynamic range
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
930k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Overall image quality
Significantly better image quality
73.0 vs 62.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
977 ISO vs 755 ISO
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The D90 has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Color depth
Better color depth
22.7 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.8 more bits of color
Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
0.63x vs 0.54x
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Around 40% larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
4.5 fps vs 3 fps
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50% faster continuous shooting
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
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Battery life
Longer battery life
850 shots vs 700 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder coverage
Better viewfinder coverage
96% vs 95%
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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
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              1100D:100 ms
              D90:300 ms
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              1100D:197 lenses
              D90:205 lenses
              Common Weaknesses
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              1100D:720p @ 30fps
              D90:720p @ 24fps
              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
              12.2 MP
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Size Large Help
              1100D:130x100x78 mm
              D90:132x103x77 mm
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              1100D:95%
              D90:96%
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
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              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1100D:3 fps
              D90:4.5 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1100D:6,400 ISO
              D90:3,200 ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              1100D:9
              D90:11
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post

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              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $491 body only

              $578 with 18-135mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              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 D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $390 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $360 - $385 body only

              $429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $899 body only

              $959 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

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

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              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $400 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 100D

              Canon EOS 100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,099 with 18-135mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

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

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $892 - $1,097 body only

              $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder

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