Nikon D5100 vs Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Winner
Nikon D5100

50

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$304 body only

$350 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$317 body only

$447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$449 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Better image quality
Battery life Shorter battery life

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Super zoom

$199

Screen size Much larger screen
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G3 X

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Super zoom

$774 - $899

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Thickness Thicker
Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$270

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Larger screen
Size Larger

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