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

Canon EOS 650D vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Canon EOS 650D

58

Nikon D3100

53

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
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm)
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

$505 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Lowest price Much cheaper
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$379 body only

Color depth Better color depth
Lowest price Much cheaper
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$702 body only

$1,101 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$417 body only

$350 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$379 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$317 body only

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Thickness Thicker

discussion

Canon EOS 650D
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