Nikon D3100 vs Canon EOS 450D

Winner
Nikon D3100

100

Canon EOS 450D

79

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"
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 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

competitors

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$359 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Size Larger
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$269 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Thickness Thicker
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$333 body only

$653 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Canon EOS 450D Competitors

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$333 body only

$653 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

$360 body only

$453 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$600 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

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

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