Nikon D5100 vs Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Winner
Nikon D5100

100

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,183 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
200 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm)
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
Thickness
Thin
2.6"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$465 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$413 body only

$450 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi Competitors

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Entry-level DSLR

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Live view Has live view
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$515 body only

$759 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag

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Nikon D5100
D5100
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