Nikon D5100 vs Canon EOS 450D

Winner
Nikon D5100

71

Canon EOS 450D

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
 

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

$452 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$349 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$540 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Canon EOS 450D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$271 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$323 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS 1000D

Canon EOS 1000D

Entry-level DSLR

$672 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

Nikon D5100
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EOS 450D
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