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

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
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
 

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 Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$274 - $549 body only

$393 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$357 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,281 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Much more expensive

Nikon D3100 Competitors

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Sony Alpha a7R III

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$2,898 - $3,298 body only

$3,400 with 28-70mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$330 body only

$647 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000

Entry-level DSLR

$931 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Movie format Lower resolution movies

discussion

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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