Nikon D3100 vs Canon EOS 450D

Winner
Nikon D3100

53

Canon EOS 450D

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Great color depth
Color depth
22.5 bits
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
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"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 450D.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

competitors

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$290 - $437 body only

$333 - $568 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$309 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Thickness Thicker
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger

Canon EOS 450D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$290 - $437 body only

$333 - $568 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$396 body only

$380 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

$1,104 body only

$844 - $866 with 18-55mm lens

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

discussion

Nikon D3100
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Edwin (10:18 AM, March 20, 2013)
This review helped me a lot, Great!
 
Joseph_abiraad (11:20 AM, January 12, 2011)
The D3100 is more recent than the EOS 450D so it really must have many more advantages than the older one (in ex. the video 1080p). I got both cameras and they're both splendid i must say, equally happy with both of them except of course at night where the Nikon is much better. Great page by the way. Cheers