Updated (May 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 650D vs Nikon D3100

Canon EOS 650D vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Canon EOS 650D

108

Nikon D3100

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
5 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Color depth
Great color depth
22.5 bits
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm)
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
Thickness
Thin
2.9"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 650D.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

competitors

Canon EOS 650D Competitors

Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$496 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Battery life Longer battery life
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$451 body only

$515 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D

Entry-level DSLR

$508 body only

$575 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$465 body only

$379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Size Slightly larger
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$310 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$322 body only

$901 with 18-55mm lens

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

discussion

Canon EOS 650D
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