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

Canon EOS 600D vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Canon EOS 600D

104

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

Color depth
Great color depth
22.5 bits
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)

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

$369 body only

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

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$558 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lowest price More expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$350 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

$821 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Thickness Thicker
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$369 body only

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