Canon PowerShot SX10 IS vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

50

Nikon D3100

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
279 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Super zoom

$345

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$230 - $279

Screen size Much larger screen
Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Super zoom

$479

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie format Higher resolution movies

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$435 body only

$388 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$380 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$390 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Slightly more expensive

discussion

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
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Nikon D3100
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