Updated (April 2011): Compare the Canon EOS Rebel T1i vs Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100 vs Canon Rebel T1i

Winner
Nikon D5100

100

Canon EOS Rebel T1i

75

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T1i

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
159 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 20fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS Rebel T1i.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Canon EOS Rebel T1i Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$390 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$289 - $549 body only

$329 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$487 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Movie format Lower resolution movies

discussion

Nikon D5100
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Canon EOS Rebel T1i
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Canon

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