Nikon D7100

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Nikon D7100

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Canon Rebel T5i

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Canon Rebel T5i

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

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

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T5i

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon T5i

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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
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
Lowest price Much cheaper $199.95 vs $1,096.95
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The best price we've seen is $897 cheaper (5.5x less)
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The T5i's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Size Smaller 133x100x79 mm vs 136x107x76 mm
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Almost the same
Weight Significantly lighter 580 g vs 765 g
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More than 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon D7100

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Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO 1,256 ISO vs 681 ISO
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The D7100 has a slight edge (0.9 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Overall image quality Much better image quality 83.0 vs 61.0
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Around 40% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 24.2 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 2.5 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.7 EV vs 11.2 EV
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2.5 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 T5i 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
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Battery life Much longer battery life 950 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
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
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.61x vs 0.53x
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Around 40% larger viewfinder
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
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
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 15 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Startup delay Less startup delay 300 ms vs 700 ms
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2.3x less delay when turning on
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 5 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
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
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              T5i:1,040k dots
              D7100:1,229k dots
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              T5i: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
              Size Large Help
              T5i:133x100x79 mm
              D7100:136x107x76 mm
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection video autofocus Help
              slower focusing

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,049 - $1,150 body only

              $200 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $720 - $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $647 body only

              $544 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $701 - $840 body only

              $913 - $1,150 with 18-105mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $915 - $1,299 body only

              $1,268 - $1,299 with 18-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $656 body only

              $399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity

              Canon Rebel T5i Competitors

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              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $774 body only

              $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Touch screen No touch screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $500 body only

              $599 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Size Much smaller
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $609 body only

              $200 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality

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              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,897 body only

              $2,397 - $2,400 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 D600

              Nikon D600

              Pro DSLR

              $1,569 - $1,600 body only

              $2,001 - $2,150 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

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              Avatar for Peter Paul Poop Peter Paul Poop (1:33 AM, February 01, 2014)
              Canon sucks!! flip-out screen, touch screen, and only one storage slots... i don't need this shit... nikon is the best!!
               
              Avatar for pAuL pAuL (0:42 AM, August 29, 2013)
              Personally i prefere neopets.
               
              Avatar for pAuL pAuL (0:41 AM, August 29, 2013)
              ojso;nsnsgsgmjs['gmsdgpkspgjso[jg I love the damn camra as the t5i it has lego built into it. 10/10 nikon makes me bored as i prefere cannnonns on the boat
               
              Avatar for pAuL pAuL (0:40 AM, August 29, 2013)
              NIPPLEEESSSSS
               
              Peter (10:32 AM, April 01, 2013)
              nikon, you suckers. I waited and wanted to buy the 7100 but AGAIN, no flipscreen. You lose.