Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 700D vs Nikon Coolpix 3100

Canon EOS 650D

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Canon EOS 650D

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Nikon Coolpix 3100

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Nikon Coolpix 3100

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix 3100

Size
Really small
Compact 88x65x38 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
215 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 650D

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 1.5"
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2x larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 110k dots
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Around 9.5x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
True resolution Much higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 3.1 MP
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Capture more than 5.5x more detail in your photos
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/3" 5.3x4.0mm
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Around 16x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 800 ISO
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The 650D's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Viewfinder Has a through-the-lens viewfinder Pentamirror vs Tunnel
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Through-the-lens viewfinders let you see exactly what your photo will look like
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon 3100

Size Significantly smaller 88x65x38 mm vs 133x99x78 mm
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4.8x smaller
Weight Significantly lighter 215 g vs 575 g
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2.7x lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.5" vs 3.1"
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2.1x thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $245.87 vs $719.99
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The best price we've seen is $474 cheaper (2.9x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              650D:Pentamirror
              3100:Tunnel
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $750 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $492 body only

              $579 with 18-135mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $415 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 body only

              $548 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 100D

              Canon EOS 100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,099 with 18-135mm lens

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS 650D Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $899 body only

              $959 - $999 with 18-135mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Nikon Coolpix 3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Larger screen
              Nikon Coolpix 5000

              Nikon Coolpix 5000

              Digicam

              $245

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Placeholder

              Canon Digital IXUS 700

              Compact

              Screen size Much larger screen
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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