Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 700D vs Nikon D5200

Nikon D5100

Winner
Nikon D5100

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Canon EOS 700D

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Canon EOS 700D

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,183 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 700D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Phase detection
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon 700D

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Autofocus
Faster video autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Shoot videos without worrying about focus
Cross type focus points
Significantly more cross-type focus points
9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 4 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 16.1 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 700D's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.53x vs 0.51x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
Shutter lag
Slightly less shutter lag
264 ms vs 273 ms
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D5100

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Low light performance
Much lower noise at high ISO
1,183 ISO vs 681 ISO
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The D5100 has a slight edge (0.8 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Overall image quality
Much better image quality
80.0 vs 61.0
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More than 30% better image quality
Color depth
Better color depth
23.5 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 1.8 more bits of color
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13 EV vs 11.2 EV
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1.8 f-stops more dynamic range
Sensor size
Much larger sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Battery life
Longer battery life
660 shots vs 550 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
Startup delay
Less startup delay
500 ms vs 700 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Size
Smaller
127x96x78 mm vs 133x100x79 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$359.95 vs $699.99
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The best price we've seen is $340 cheaper (around 50% less)
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
11 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Weight
Slightly lighter
560 g vs 580 g
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Almost the same
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent entry-level DSLRs, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              700D:197 lenses
              D5100:205 lenses
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.1"
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              700D:264 ms
              D5100:273 ms
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              700D:0.53x
              D5100:0.51x
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              700D:5 fps
              D5100:4 fps
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              700D:9
              D5100:11
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $429 body only

              $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $491 body only

              $578 with 18-135mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thinner
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 100D

              Canon EOS 100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,099 with 18-135mm lens

              Size Is much smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out

              Canon EOS 700D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 700D.

              Nikon D5100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D5100.

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              nedalradi (4:23 PM, October 26, 2014)
              i thinks d5100 is way better than 700d ... just buy a nikon it is so much better for photographer >.. but canon 700d have a touch focus so its better in video