Canon EOS 50D vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Canon EOS 50D

112

Nikon D3100

98

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 50D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6.3 fps
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
131 ms shutter lag
 

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 EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 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 40D

Canon EOS 40D

Pro DSLR

$1,599 with 17-85mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$1,154 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$424 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Thickness Thicker
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$634 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
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$379 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Much worse image quality

discussion

Canon EOS 50D
EOS 50D
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D3100
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