Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 650D vs Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Winner
Nikon D7100

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Canon EOS 600D

57

Canon EOS 600D

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

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

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Weight
Light-weight
570 g
 
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Advantages of the Canon 600D

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Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Weight Significantly lighter 570 g vs 765 g
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Around 30% lighter
Size Smaller 133x99x79 mm vs 136x107x76 mm
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D7100

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Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 1,256 ISO vs 793 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 65.0
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Around 30% better image quality
Movie format Lower frame rate movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
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Both shoot Full HD (1080p) video, but 600D does so at a lower frame rate
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.7 EV vs 11.5 EV
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2.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 24.2 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 2.1 more bits of color
Focus points Many more focus points 51 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Battery life Much longer battery life 950 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Startup delay Much less startup delay 300 ms vs 1500 ms
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5x less delay when turning on
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
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
Sensor size Much larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.61x vs 0.53x
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Around 40% larger viewfinder
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots
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Around 20% higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 60% faster continuous shooting
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
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The D7100's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 251 ms vs 283 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $946.95 vs $1,299.00
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The best price we've seen is $352 cheaper (around 30% less)
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.1"
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              600D:1,040k dots
              D7100:1,229k dots
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              600D:197 lenses
              D7100:205 lenses
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              600D:$1,299.00
              D7100:$946.95
              Size Large Help
              600D:133x99x79 mm
              D7100:136x107x76 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus Help
              600D:None
              D7100:Contrast detection

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,231 body only

              $200 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $650 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $617 body only

              $681 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Lowest price Is much less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $640 body only

              $850 with 18-105mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $646 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $641 - $699 body only

              $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is much less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon EOS 600D Competitors

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              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $419 body only

              $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Nikon D7100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,697 body only

              $2,197 - $2,200 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

              $2,297 body only

              $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Much more expensive

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