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Product Comparison results for these devices are listed below. Here are the reasons to choose Nikon D5100 and other reasons to choose Canon EOS 600D. You can examine common pros and cons of two products. Do not forget to vote for your winner.

Nikon D5100 Nikon D5100 versus Canon EOS 600D Canon EOS 600D
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Reasons to choose Nikon D5100TOP.:.

Nikon D5100 vs Canon EOS 600D
  • HDR HDR (High Dynamic Range) photos Yes vs No This device has HDR (High Dynamic Range). It enables the cam to combine the images with multiple exposures into a single one. With HDR, you shoot impressive photos which captures both brights and darks really well.
  • Focus Points More focus points 11 vs 9 Nikon D5100 has 2 more focus points
  • Movie Auto Focus Video Auto-Focus (AF) Contrast Detection vs No Canon EOS 600D doesn't have auto-focus ability while you record videos.
  • Battery Life Much more durable battery 660 shots vs 440 shots Starting wth a fully charged battery, you can take more shots (about 50% more) with this cam.
  • Continous Shooting Rate Faster continuous shots 4 fps vs 3.7 fps It is 8% easier to catch the right moment in sports, or while shooting a rapidly moving object.
  • Shutter Lag Shorter shutter lag 273 ms vs 283 ms Shutter lag is the duration between the moment you click the shutter button on the cam and the time shutter starts to move. It is important to catch the exact moment you feel and also important for the fluency of your continuous auto shoots. Two model have almost similar shutter lags.
  • Startup Delay Faster start up 500 ms vs 1500 ms Starts up faster about 67%
  • Crop Factor Better crop factor 1.5x vs 1.6x These are not full frame cameras (35mm). However, this cam has a bigger sensor so that cam will crop the image injected through the lens lesser. (Especially, it is very important in wide angle lenses)
  • ISO Boost Higher Max ISO Boost 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO Nikon D5100 has ISO Boost which helps to shoot brighter images in very low light situations (This may increase the grain)
  • Pixel Size Greater pixel size 22.9 µm² vs 18.5 µm² Pixel size (measured in µm2) is the area of a singular pixel in the sensor. Bigger pixel leads to better pictures in higher ISO rates. Nikon D5100 has 24% bigger pixels.
  • Sensor Size Larger sensor 23.6x15.6 mm APS-C vs 22.3x14.9 mm APS-C Bigger sensor means more light capture area and leads to better photography. It is one the most important aspects of a camera. Nikon D5100 has 11% larger sensor area.
  • Weight A little bit lighter 560 g vs 570 g Almost the same

Reasons to choose Canon EOS 600DTOP.:.

Canon EOS 600D vs Nikon D5100
  • Camera Pixels Higher resolution cam 17.9 MP vs 16.1 MP Shoot 11% detailed photos for bigger and high quality print-outs
  • Lens Focus Motor Auto-Focus (AF) motor Yes vs No You can auto focus with Canon EOS 600D without needing the AF motor of the lens itself.
  • Native Resolution Higher native resolution 5184 x 3456 vs 4928 x 3264 Native resolution is the width and height of images that is captured by the sensor measured in pixels before any processing. Canon EOS 600D has 11% higher resolution.
  • True Resolution Higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 16.1 MP True resolution is effected by the physical restrictions of sensor size, and it may differ from the megapixels announced by manufacturers. Canon EOS 600D has 11% higher resolution.
  • ViewFinder Size Viewfinder size factor 0,53x vs 0,51x The images you see through the viewfinder seem smaller than the ones you see with a naked eye. The closer it is to the actual view, it is easier for you to take the right picture.
  • Screen Resolution Better screen resolution 1,040k dots vs 920k dots 13% higher resolution

Pros & ConsTOP.:.

Common Pros

Common Cons

  • Camera Pixels High resolution D5100 : 16.1 MP EOS 600D : 17.9 MP
  • RAW Support RAW format RAW is a raw format, often used by professional photographers, that keeps more information about the photo as explosure, light, color details which needs to be processed on computer.
  • External Flash You can mount external flash With an external flash mounted to the camera, you can have more natural and flexible lighting
  • External Mic Jack You can plug-in an external mic You can record higher quality audio with an external mic.
  • Movie Formats Full HD video capturing 1080p @ 30fps
  • 24P Support 24P for whom addicted to movies 24p refers to 24 frames per second. This is highly sought after by video enthusiasts as it helps get that film-look since films are traditionally shot at 24 frames per second.
  • Flip-out Screen Flip-out screen You can shoot from various angles with the help of the flip-out screen
  • Sensor Cleaning Sensor cleaning Yes
  • Native Resolution High sensor native resolution D5100 : 4928 x 3264 EOS 600D : 5184 x 3456
  • Sensor Size Sensor size D5100 : 23.6x15.6 mm APS-C EOS 600D : 22.3x14.9 mm APS-C
  • True Resolution Low true resolution D5100 : 16.1 MP EOS 600D : 17.9 MP
  • Sensor Type CMOS Sensor These cams have CMOS sensors which produces better quality images. (Most main stream cams have CCD sensors)
  • Min Shutter Speed Long time posing 30 seconds
  • Storage Formats Saving in various formats SD, SDXC, SDHC
  • Screen Resolution Panel screen resolution D5100 : 920k dots EOS 600D : 1,040k dots
  • Screen Size Wide screen 3"
  • We couldn't determine any common cons

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Which product would you prefer? TOP .:.

Nikon D5100 Nikon D5100 67 % 3380 people have voted up for this
Canon EOS 600D Canon EOS 600D 33 % 1684 people have voted up for this
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