Updated (May 2012): Compare the Canon Rebel T4i vs Nikon D3100

Canon Rebel T4i vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Canon Rebel T4i

58

Nikon D3100

53

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T4i

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
5 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T4i.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

competitors

Canon Rebel T4i Competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$404 - $649 body only

$495 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$699 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$289 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$289 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$279 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$309 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Thickness Thicker

discussion

Canon Rebel T4i
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Nikon D3100
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