Updated (May 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 650D vs Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100 vs Canon EOS 650D

Winner
Nikon D5100

121

Canon EOS 650D

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon D5100 over the Canon EOS 650D.
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon EOS 650D over the Nikon D5100.

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 650D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

$567 with 18-55mm lens

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,150 with 18-140mm lens

Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$425 body only

$532 with 18-55mm lens

Canon EOS 650D Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$550 body only

Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D

Entry-level DSLR

$556 with 18-55mm lens

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$332 body only

discussion

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Avatar for Dennis de Jong Dennis de Jong (2:35 AM, June 03, 2013)
perhaps people say the canon wins on video, but you MUST use an external mic, or else you will still hear the camera focus as I tried the 650. best is to use manual focus during video to have a smooth focus. the auto focus can't beat a proper video camera.
for me, the 5100 is the winner due to better picture quality.
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (4:42 PM, February 26, 2013)
You can click the i button to learn more but: Snapsort uses benchmarks from DxOMark to rank cameras' image quality. DxOMark benchmark mosts cameras that shoot RAW which covers basically all DSLRs and a few high-end digicams. The overall score is an equally weighted blend of three other benchmarks: color depth, dynamic range and image quality at high iso.
 
J (4:40 PM, February 26, 2013)
I want to know that How image quality is being compared ?
 
Avatar for Stefano Venneri Stefano Venneri (1:31 PM, October 17, 2012)
With Hybrid CMOS Sensor and STM lens, Canon 650D wins on the video side.... but about Photos, D5100 with 16Mpx sony sensor (same of D7000) rocks!!
 
steev (7:19 AM, August 24, 2012)
nikon is best
 
Vignesh Nadar (11:53 PM, July 28, 2012)
 Still D5100 will Rock!
 
parveg (1:55 AM, June 11, 2012)
canon 650D is gonna  kick nikon ass