Nikon D3100 vs Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Winner
Nikon D3100

100

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

73

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
919 ISO
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Great color depth
Color depth
22.5 bits
Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
164 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.6"
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay

galleries

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

competitors

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$340 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Battery life Longer battery life
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 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 Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$420 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Size Larger

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS Competitors

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Entry-level DSLR

$650 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Weight Slightly heavier
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Entry-level DSLR

$900 with 18-55mm lens

Size Slightly smaller
Live view No live view
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger

discussion

Nikon D3100
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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
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