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

Nikon D7000

Winner
Nikon D7000

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Canon EOS 600D

58

Canon EOS 600D

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,167 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Color depth
Great color depth
23.5 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
 
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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
Movie format Higher frame rate movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
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Both shoot Full HD (1080p) video, but 600D does so at a higher frame rate
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 16.1 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Weight Significantly lighter 570 g vs 780 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $549.99 vs $701.00
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The best price we've seen is $151 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Size Slightly smaller 133x99x79 mm vs 132x105x77 mm
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 1,167 ISO vs 793 ISO
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The D7000 has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 80.0 vs 65.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.9 EV vs 11.5 EV
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2.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Battery life Much longer battery life 1050 shots vs 440 shots
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Around 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Color depth Better color depth 23.5 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 1.4 more bits of color
Focus points Many more focus points 39 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Sensor size Much larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Startup delay Much less startup delay 400 ms vs 1500 ms
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3.7x less delay when turning on
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.53x
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Around 40% larger viewfinder
Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points 9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
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
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 238 ms vs 283 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
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 D7000's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.1"
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              600D:197 lenses
              D7000:205 lenses
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Size Large Help
              600D:133x99x79 mm
              D7000:132x105x77 mm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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
              D7000:Contrast detection
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              600D:1080p @ 30fps
              D7000:1080p @ 24fps

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,042 body only

              $1,253 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $656 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $870 body only

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

              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is significantly larger
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $647 body only

              $544 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $370 - $400 body only

              $500 - $625 with 18-55mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $720 - $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $930 - $1,299 body only

              $1,099 - $1,399 with 28-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is much heavier

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              Canon EOS 1100D

              Canon EOS 1100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $659 body only

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Canon EOS 100D

              Canon EOS 100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $822 body only

              $895 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Color depth Worse color depth

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              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 - $1,147 body only

              $1,394 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Movie format Higher frame rate movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive

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              Showing 9 comments

              MM (10:47 AM, August 22, 2013)
              I'd love to see what kind of photography you do, because that is the biggest bulshit I've heard in a while. I used both for shooting weddings for two years, I have quite some experience for telling so.
               
              Click (7:08 PM, April 24, 2013)
              Why is this showing D7000 17.9 Mp vs 600D 16.1 Mp?
               
              Glenseah (6:20 AM, October 17, 2011)
              D7k is a better choice definitely, tougher body and it's very user friendly. Camera response is very fast!
               
              Justin (9:30 AM, April 27, 2011)
              i Agree with you JoJo!!
               
              Unati (9:37 AM, April 11, 2011)
              I am looking for my first time camera in DSLR & I want something that I would be able to build as time goes by. And guys how do you find the Nikon D7K cause I am cought in between Nikon D7K & d90?
               
              Dhinster (4:18 PM, April 09, 2011)
              good to read this column after I follow my heart to buy Nikon D7K. I'm a beginner in SLR photography. Thanks!
               
              edgar (10:26 AM, March 11, 2011)
              thx for updating the eos 600d,now i can compare some cams hehe
               
              edgar (7:56 AM, March 09, 2011)
              hey u guys can find more data about the 600d over here

              http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canoneos600d/page2.asp

              pls make the comparing fast coz i want to see which is better thx
               
              JoJo (2:08 PM, February 28, 2011)
              even canon's flagship Mark 2 is no match with Nikon D7K!!!