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
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

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"
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay

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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$369 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 D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

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

Canon EOS 450D Competitors

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$683 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS 1000D

Canon EOS 1000D

Entry-level DSLR

$279 body only

$349 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$418 body only

$628 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

discussion

Nikon D5100
D5100
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EOS 450D
Canon

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