Nikon D5100 vs Canon EOS 450D

Winner
Nikon D5100

71

Canon EOS 450D

42

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)
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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$329 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

$418 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Canon EOS 450D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Thickness Much thicker
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$421 body only

$405 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,107 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay

discussion

Nikon D5100
D5100
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EOS 450D
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