Updated (March 2015): Compare the Canon EOS 600D vs Nikon D7200

Nikon D7100 vs Canon EOS 600D

Winner
Nikon D7100

91

Canon EOS 600D

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,256 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
83.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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differences

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
Size
Smaller
133×100×80 mm vs 136×107×76 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
570 g vs 675 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$572.12 vs $713.00
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The best price we've seen is $141 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
Higher 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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1.6 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
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Focus points
Many more focus points
51 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Startup delay
Much less startup delay
300 ms vs 1500 ms
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5x less delay when turning on
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
0.61x vs 0.53x
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Around 40% larger viewfinder
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Battery life
Much longer battery life
950 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
6 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 60% faster continuous shooting
Cross type focus points
Significantly more cross-type focus points
15 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots
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Around 20% higher resolution screen
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
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
251 ms vs 283 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The D7100's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
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
230 lenses vs 220 lenses
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              600D220 lenses
              D7100230 lenses
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Common Weaknesses
              Size Large Help
              600D133×100×80 mm
              D7100136×107×76 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              600D283 ms
              D7100251 ms
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $561 - $747 body only

              $689 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $490 - $649 body only

              $581 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $999 body only

              $919 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $405 - $497 body only

              $479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $720 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Is significantly heavier
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos

              Canon EOS 600D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Nikon D7100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7200

              Nikon D7200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $979 - $1,197 body only

              $1,235 - $1,497 with 18-140mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $1,585 - $1,997 body only

              $2,125 - $2,697 with 24-120mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Lens availability Fewer lenses available
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,174 - $1,497 body only

              $1,649 - $1,997 with 24-85mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Movie format Lower frame rate movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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