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

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"
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps

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

$488 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Lowest price Much cheaper
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,101 body only

$842 - $858 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D

Entry-level DSLR

$652 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$399 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

$249 body only

$309 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Thickness Thicker
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger

discussion

Canon EOS 650D
EOS 650D
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Nikon D3100
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