Nikon D5100 vs Canon EOS 450D

Winner
Nikon D5100

100

Canon EOS 450D

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 450D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
160 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.4"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 450D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$526 - $597 body only

$599 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Lowest price More expensive

Canon EOS 450D Competitors

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$332 body only

$651 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$425 body only

$531 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Canon EOS 1000D

Canon EOS 1000D

Entry-level DSLR

$279 body only

$325 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen

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Nikon D5100
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