Updated (May 2012): Compare the Canon Rebel T4i vs Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100 vs Canon Rebel T4i

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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
13.6 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T4i

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
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Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T4i.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

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Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
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Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$747 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
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Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$677 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

Canon Rebel T4i Competitors

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Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
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Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Startup delay Much more startup delay
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Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

discussion

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miguel_cv (10:51 PM, May 12, 2013)
Nikon d5100 is an older model than canon t4i. i have one d5100 and i´m very happy with it, the quality of images is excellent i have taken many photos in low-light conditions and its performance is amazing.Fully recommend this camera for the price.
 
Kushagra (4:54 PM, April 08, 2013)
I too have both and Canon is great, D5100 ok camera i will say
 
Good Deal Man (10:06 PM, January 25, 2013)
Well could be just a defective one you have. Sometimes its good to make sure its not a lemon and is the model lineup. in anycase, after reading the specs, I am happy I have the 5100 :)
 
Brittany (7:32 PM, January 16, 2013)
I currently have BOTH of these cameras and in my opinion the Canon is a MUCH better camera. The image quality is much better on the Canon. My Nikon D5100 has also had problems with the shutter release and is currently in for repairs. I'll take the Canon T4I any day!