Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon Rebel T5i vs Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S vs Canon Rebel T4i

Winner
Nikon D300S

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Canon Rebel T4i

61

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300S

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.2 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
7 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T4i

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

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The T4i's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight
Significantly lighter
575 g vs 938 g
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Around 40% lighter
Size
Smaller
133x99x78 mm vs 147x114x74 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$525.00 vs $2,549.95
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The best price we've seen is $2,025 cheaper (4.9x less)
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The T4i's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Nikon D300S

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Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.2 EV vs 11.2 EV
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1 f-stop more dynamic range
Color depth
Better color depth
22.5 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 0.8 more bits of color
Overall image quality
Better image quality
70.0 vs 62.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Focus points
Many more focus points
51 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.62x vs 0.53x
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Around 40% larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
7 fps vs 5 fps
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40% faster continuous shooting
Startup delay
Less startup delay
300 ms vs 700 ms
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2.3x less delay when turning on
Viewfinder coverage
Much better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Battery life
Longer battery life
950 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
225 ms vs 269 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Cross type focus points
More cross-type focus points
15 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Thinner
2.9" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              T4i197 lenses
              D300S205 lenses
              Common Weaknesses
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              T4i17.9 MP
              D300S12.2 MP
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3.0"
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T4i62.0
              D300S70.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              T4i21.7 bits
              D300S22.5 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T4i722 ISO
              D300S787 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 - $527 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $619 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $997 body only

              $1,170 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $479 - $685 body only

              $800 - $900 with 18-135mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 - $697 body only

              $596 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $830 - $999 body only

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

              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon Rebel T4i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $870 - $899 with 18-135mm lens

              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $539 body only

              $549 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

              Nikon D300S Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D300

              Nikon D300

              Pro DSLR

              $1,649 body only

              $1,999 with 18-135mm lens

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Nikon D700

              Nikon D700

              Pro DSLR

              $3,930 body only

              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available

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