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

76

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 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

$269 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 - $597 body only

$519 - $529 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Canon EOS Rebel T1i Competitors

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$550 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Much larger

discussion

Nikon D5100
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