Nikon D5100 vs Canon D6000

Nikon D5100
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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon D6000

External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

$567 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,150 with 18-140mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Larger

Canon D6000 Competitors

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Canon D2000

Entry-level DSLR

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$550 with 18-55mm lens

Size Much smaller
Thickness Much thinner
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Size Much smaller
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available

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