Updated (February 2011): Compare the Canon EOS 600D vs Nikon D3100

Canon EOS 600D vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Canon EOS 600D

106

Nikon D3100

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.9"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 600D.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

competitors

Canon EOS 600D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$316 body only

$366 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$298 - $550 body only

$343 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D

Entry-level DSLR

$556 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,525 with 55-200mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lowest price Much more expensive
Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000

Entry-level DSLR

$600 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Thickness Much thinner
Size Significantly smaller
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$316 body only

$366 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger

discussion

Canon EOS 600D
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Avatar for Albert Argilaga Claramunt Albert Argilaga Claramunt (6:54 PM, November 02, 2013)
D3100 seems a good price-value camera, but the 600D is better, in my opinion Nikon cheats in the DxO tests, they don't give a real raw image but one already processed with a kind of 'median' this obviously gives better noise values for nikon so higher DxO marks, the same for dynamic range or some other parameters. I don't trust them, but still good cameras for traveling and general public.
 
TheLevine (5:40 AM, January 28, 2012)
i like d3100!!!
 
Gfhfgh (7:03 AM, November 24, 2011)
d3100 is fuckin' hot!
 
Lisa Doumak (6:10 PM, August 06, 2011)
Any suggestion of a good entry level DSLR camera that does have an anti-shake or image stabilization feature because I often tend to shake when I take pictures especially of people