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

Nikon D5100

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Nikon D5100

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Canon EOS 700D

59

Canon EOS 700D

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,183 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Color depth
Great color depth
23.5 bits
Dynamic range
Wide 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
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
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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
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
Lens focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5 fps vs 4 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
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
Size Smaller 127x96x78 mm vs 133x100x79 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 500 ms vs 700 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Lowest price Cheaper $436.95 vs $642.26
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The best price we've seen is $205 cheaper (more than 30% 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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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              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
              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%
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              700D:264 ms
              D5100:273 ms
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection video autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $520 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $999 - $1,052 with 18-135mm lens

              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $783 - $797 body only

              $881 - $897 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon EOS 650D

              Canon EOS 650D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $720 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,099 - $1,231 body only

              $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon EOS 700D Competitors

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

              Nikon D5100 Competitors

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

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