Nikon D5100 vs Canon EOS 450D

Winner
Nikon D5100

100

Canon EOS 450D

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,183 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 450D

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
160 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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

$299 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30

Waterproof

$430

Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Canon EOS 450D Competitors

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

$782 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$369 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 1000D

Canon EOS 1000D

Entry-level DSLR

$265 body only

$331 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

Nikon D5100
D5100
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EOS 450D
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