Nikon D7100

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Nikon D7100

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Canon Rebel SL1

61

Canon Rebel SL1

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Great image quality
Overall image quality
83.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.7 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel SL1

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 117x91x69 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.7"
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon SL1

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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
Size
Much smaller
117x91x69 mm vs 136x107x76 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$449.00 vs $895.92
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The best price we've seen is $447 cheaper (around 50% less)
Weight
Much lighter
407 g vs 675 g
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Around 40% lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The SL1's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness
Significantly thinner
2.7" vs 3"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Nikon D7100

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Overall image quality
Much better image quality
83.0 vs 63.0
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More than 30% better image quality
Low light performance
Significantly lower noise at high ISO
1,256 ISO vs 843 ISO
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The D7100 has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Color depth
Better color depth
24.2 bits vs 21.8 bits
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Distinguishes 2.4 more bits of color
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.7 EV vs 11.3 EV
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2.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Movie format
Lower frame rate movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
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Both shoot Full HD (1080p) video, but SL1 does so at a lower frame rate
Focus points
Many more focus points
51 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Battery life
Much longer battery life
950 shots vs 380 shots
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2.5x more shots per battery charge
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Cross type focus points
Many more cross-type focus points
15 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Sensor size
Much larger sensor
APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
24 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
0.61x vs 0.54x
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Around 30% larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
6 fps vs 4 fps
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50% faster continuous shooting
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots
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Around 20% higher resolution screen
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Startup delay
Less startup delay
300 ms vs 600 ms
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2x less delay when turning on
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Shutter lag
Slightly less shutter lag
251 ms vs 264 ms
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Almost the same
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              SL1:1,040k dots
              D7100:1,229k dots
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              SL1:197 lenses
              D7100:205 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
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $679 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon Rebel SL1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Nikon D7100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,497 - $1,597 body only

              $1,897 - $2,040 with 24-85mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Movie format Higher frame rate movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,149 - $2,997 body only

              $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Lens availability Fewer lenses available
              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,799 body only

              $2,149 with 18-135mm lens

              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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