Nikon D3100 vs Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

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105

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70

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 XTi

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

galleries

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

competitors

Nikon D3100 Competitors

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Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$675 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Thickness Thicker
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Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$495 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth
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Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

Startup delay Less startup delay
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi Competitors

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Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$495 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Worse color depth
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Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Color depth Worse color depth
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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Entry-level DSLR

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Worse color depth

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D3100
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