Canon EOS 50D vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Canon EOS 50D

113

Nikon D3100

98

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

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
919 ISO
Color depth
Great color depth
22.5 bits
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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 Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$514 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$790 body only

$1,499 with 18-200mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Movie format Shoots movies
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$799 body only

$899 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Thickness Thicker

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$649 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Thicker
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Thicker

discussion

Canon EOS 50D
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Nikon D3100
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