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

Nikon D5100 vs Canon Rebel T4i

Winner
Nikon D5100

100

Canon Rebel T4i

82

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
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$269 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 - $597 body only

$519 - $529 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Canon Rebel T4i Competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$435 - $649 body only

$529 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$335 - $699 body only

$370 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Focus points More focus points
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

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!