Canon EOS 50D vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Canon EOS 50D

86

Nikon D3100

75

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 50D

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.59x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6.3 fps
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 50D.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

competitors

Canon EOS 50D Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$335 - $699 body only

$370 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
True resolution Higher true resolution
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 body only

$899 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$390 body only

$359 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Weather sealed No weather sealing

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$310 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Thickness Thicker
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$340 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

discussion

Canon EOS 50D
EOS 50D
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