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

Nikon D5100 vs Canon Rebel T1i

Winner
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105

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
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T1i

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
159 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.4"

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

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Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
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Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$747 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
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Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$677 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

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

Canon EOS Rebel T1i Competitors

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Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

Color depth Better color depth
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay
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Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

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

Color depth Better color depth
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
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Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

Color depth Better color depth
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

discussion

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