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Nikon D3100 OR Canon EOS 1100D
Hi, I plan to buy an Entry-level DSLR. I don't have any experience when it comes to DSLRs, as I have just used Point and Shoot Cameras before. Considering my budget I have to choose between Nikon D3100 and Canon EOS 1100D. Can you please tell me which one would be better? I'm looking forward to using my camera for mostly Night-Photography, Portraits, Macro and Landscapes. I won't be using it much for video. From what I've researched, D3100 lacks Auto-Bracketing and Inbuilt Auto-Focus Motor. But it has Full-HD Recording. There are few more differences like, the 1100D has fewer focus points (9 v/s 11 in D3100), and has better Remote capabilities. As I'm a beginner, I wouldn't know for sure, but I might be interested in HDR Photography later. Considering all these factors, can you please advise me on what would be the best buy for me? Also, can you explain in simple terms how the presence or absence of Auto Bracketing will affect my HDR, if at all? Thanks.
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lack of autobracketing just means you have to be quick with your exposure compensation controls. But it's not hard. It literally involves pushing a button while turning a wheel. You can pretty easily fire off 5 shots at a range of exposure compensations within 7 seconds of one another, which is usually good enough for HDR. It's annoying that it's not on the D3100, because clearly the only reason it's not is to give people another reason to buy the D5100. But I really don't find it as a major drawback to the D3100. I find the remote a bigger issue on the D3100, though it's mostly a convenience thing. It'd be nice to just pull a wireless trigger out of the bag and use it instead of hooking a wired trigger up, but really that's not a very big deal to me. If you're doing night photography, in my opinion the D3100 blows away the lower level Canons in low light photography. It's probably the biggest difference to me between the low level Canons and the low level Nikons. The inbuilt focus motor just depends, it's becoming less and less an in issue, as most new lenses you buy for Nikons have built in focus motors anyway. It's almost hard to find the ones you'd need the camera's focus motor for. Sure, it'd be nice if the D3100 had an in camera focus motor, and then all of Nikon's lenses were cheaper, but it is what it is. For someone starting off I wouldn't really worry about this though. The people that this is more of an issue are people who already own lenses that don't have focus motors built into the lens. For someone starting out, not a big deal in my mind. edit: for clarity, I'm saying I can usually get 5 shots at different exposure compensations in a total of 7 seconds. A little over a second per exposure. I can sometimes do it faster, but if I get too quick with it, I just induce camera shake. 5 in 7 seconds is actually doing it while attempting to be slow and steady.
" dpreview.com | talking about the D3100's feel Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100 . to the extent that images shot at sensitivities as high as 3200 are eminently useable" dpreview.com | talking about the D3100's iso-noise "Thanks to its lineage the D3100 remains one of the most pleasant to hold cameras in its class.Top of Form recommend | compare Bottom of Form Go CANON EOS 1100D VS NIKON D3100 High level Specifications Score Winner Buy the Nikon D3100 NIKON 0 D310 68 3 978 kr Compare 56 other prices! "High ISO performance is substantially improved over the D3000.
0" 24p movies For that film look Movie continuous focus Makes it easy to get in-focus movies Autofocuses shooting video Contrast detection Self cleaning sensor Avoids dust in your photos Runner-up Buy the Canon EOS 1100D CANON EOS 1100D 3 570 kr 47 Compare 47 other prices! Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1100D Great battery life 800 shots Built-in focus motor Autofocuses with more lenses Lightweight .Full HD 1080p @ 24fps Large screen 3.
400 ISO vs 3.200 ISO The 1100D's maxim sensitivity is 1 f-stop Larger viewfinder 0.51x Around 10% larger v Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No Autofocuses with all Lighter 459 g vs 505 g Around 10% lighter Learn more about the Canon 1100D Canon EOS 1100D .54x vs 0.459 g differences Advantages of the Canon 1100D Longer battery life 800 shots vs 550 shots Around 50% more s charge Better maximum light sensitivity 6.
7" More than 10% larg Lower noise at high ISO 919 ISO vs 755 ISO The D3100 has a sli stops) in low noise. performance Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps Shoots higher resolu (1080p) video but a rate Better image quality 67.0 Around 10% better i Supports 24p Yes vs No Get that real film fee Continuous video focus Yes vs No Record movies with about focus .0" vs 2.Compare 47 other prices! Advantages of the Nikon D3100 Much larger screen 3.0 vs 62.
avoid photos Larger sensor APS-C APS-C vs 23.3 f-stops more dyn Smaller 124x96x73 130x100x78 vs mm mm More than 10% sma .5 bits vs 21.9 bits Distinguishes more colors Video autofocus Contrast vs None detection Automatically focus Has a self cleaning sensor Yes vs No Removes dust from automatically.1x15.7mm Around 10% larger s Higher true resolution 14.3 EV vs 11 EV 0.Better color depth 22.2x14.4mm 22.2 MP Capture around 20% your photos More dynamic range 11.2 MP vs 12.
and ignoring price CANON EOS 1100D 4 7 VS 6 NIKOND31 00 8 .More focus points 11 vs 9 Set focus accurately Slightly more lenses available 169 lenses vs 162 lenses Almost the same Thinner 2.1" Around 10% thinner Learn more about the Nikon D3100 Nikon D3100 Compare 56 other prices! Top of Form Canon EOS 1100D Nikon D3100 Go compare again: vs Bottom of Form recommendations Relative to the best recent entry-level DSLRs.9" vs 3.
plastic or metal 311 Vote 407 Vote . well made. performance Which camera has better performance? Cast your vote! CANON EOS 1100D v s NIKON D310 0 Travel USES 358 Vote 475 Vote On holiday or vacation Sports Fast action. sometimes indoors 310 Vote 405 Vote FEATURE S Color accuracy White balance in varied lighting 302 Vote 410 Vote Still image focusing Speed and accuracy 282 Vote 400 Vote Video focusing Speed and accuracy 237 Vote 410 Vote Manual settings How quickly and easily you can change settings 284 Vote 406 Vote Build quality Is it sturdy.Explain scores Snapsort recommends the Nikon D3100.
Join in the discussion below! similarities Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs Common Strengths Many lenses available Common Weaknesses Slow max shutter speed 1/4000 of a second 1100 162 D: lenses D310 169 0: lenses Fewer storage slots Light weight 1 1100 459 D: g D310 505 0: g Neither has an external mic jack Limited to the in-camera mic Better sensor Below average viewfinder types coverage Better in low light 95% .
Neither has in-camera HDR You could do HDR manually No image stabilization Risk of blur No flip-out screens Less flexible Slow continuous shooting 3 fps Few cross-type focus points 1 .
Neither camera stitches together panoramas You could stitch photos in post Neither camera can take 3D photos No 3d support Low resolution screens 230k dots Poor dynamic range 1100 11 EV D: D310 11.3 0: EV dxomark Image quality data for the Canon 1100D provided by DxOMark DxOMark Image quality data for the Nikon D3100 provided by competitors .
Shared Competitors advantages disadvantages CANON EOS 550D Entry-level DSLR 5 350 kr .5 585 kr body only 5 290 kr .5 890 kr body only 5 979 kr .6 585 kr with 18-55mm lens Is significantly less noisy at high ISO Is thicker Has significantly better image quality Is slightly heavier .6 289 kr body only 8 095 kr .7 258 kr with 18-55mm lens Has a much higher resolution screen Is slightly heavier Takes significantly higher resolution photos Compare the EOS 550D vs theEOS 1100D Compare the EOS 550D vs theD3100 CANON EOS 600D Entry-level DSLR 5 932 kr .8 785 kr with 18-135mm lens Has a much higher resolution screen Is thicker Takes significantly higher resolution photos Is slightly heavier Compare the EOS 600D vs theEOS 1100D Compare the EOS 600D vs theD3100 NIKON D5100 Entry-level DSLR 5 360 kr .
Compare the D5100 vs theEOS 1100D Compare the D5100 vs theD3100 CANON EOS 500D Entry-level DSLR 6 753 kr .6 754 kr body only 6 883 kr with 18-55mm lens Has a significantly higher resolution screen Is slightly heavier Has significantly less shutter lag Has a slightly shorter battery life Compare the EOS 500D vs theEOS 1100D Compare the EOS 500D vs theD3100 NIKON D3000 Entry-level DSLR 4 958 kr body only 4 287 kr with 18-200mm lens Has a marginally larger sensor Is slightly heavier Is slightly smaller Has a CCD-family sensor Compare the D3000 vs theEOS 1100D Compare the D3000 vs theD3100 NIKON D90 Entry-level DSLR 5 190 kr .7 790 kr with 18-105mm lens Has slightly better image quality Is much heavier Has slightly wider dynamic range Is slightly larger Compare the D90 vs theEOS 1100D Compare the D90 vs theD3100 .6 690 kr body only 6 990 kr .
Nikon D3100 Competitors advantages disadvantages No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D3100. appearance .CANON EOS 1000D Entry-level DSLR 6 753 kr body only Is slightly smaller Lacks boost light sensitivity Is thinner Takes slightly lower resolution photos Compare the EOS 1000D vs theEOS 1100D Compare the EOS 1000D vs the D3100 Canon EOS 1100D Competitors advantages disadvantages No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 1100D.
find similar cameras Here are some links to help you find other cameras with similar features to both of these: recent entry-level DSLRs that have at least 162 lenses available recent entry-level DSLRs that weigh less than 510g recent entry-level DSLRs that have a CMOS sensor discussion Which do you think is better? • Speech is free.. • Login Disqus Add New Comment • • • Post as … Image Sort by popular now Showing 19 comments • Execution Nikon is kicking Canon ass . and discuss feedback for Snapsort at our support community . lol ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Like Reply 10 months ago 3 Likes • • Neomi as usual and always :-) ○ ○ ○ ○ Like Reply 9 months ago in reply to Execution . but discussion at Snapsort is moderated! Please discuss your opinion of these cameras here.
we love both Canon and Nikon :) DXOMark tested a preproduction 1100D and 600D and released their benchmarks today. However.○ ○ 4 Likes • • Qualities EOS 1100D is easier to use as its more straight forward than D3100. hence more suitable for DSLR first timers. Nonetheless both cameras are awesome but ill go with D3100 if i had to choose 1 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Like Reply 4 months ago 1 Like • • Wai7999 Hey! Snapsort are you a Nikon Fanboy?? where did you get the details bout the better images quality? did u compare it. in terms of appearance. Find the best camera for you Hi Wai7999. D3100 looks more fierce and professional. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Like Reply 9 months ago in reply to Wai7999 1 Like • . hence more popular with consumers. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Like Reply 9 months ago 1 Like • • Snapsort. I have both but i think D3100 is more stable.
..i need a review plss!! ○ ○ ○ ○ Like Reply 3 weeks ago • • biz which camera is better for begginers? ○ ○ ○ ○ Like Reply 3 weeks ago • • KC makes me feel like i bought the wrong one (I got the 1100D)...i shot pictures with my nikon d3100 and canon 600d the image quality in canon seemed to be way far exceedingly good than that of mine . but after using a Nikon at work and it got defective refusing to autofocus for some reason i was afraid to buy one.. blogger and so called programmer....why is that??..1 help.. And anothe one of the Nikons was too slow when i needed to shoot quickly with autofocus. . sometimes ignoring my shutter release..i tried to change setting in manual and try but not even close. Would love the video shooting advantages but a SLR will never really be a full video camera so rather stick to photo advantages only......• N Raptored90 snapsport . ○ ○ ○ ○ Like Reply 3 weeks ago • • Roshan Bhattarai ... Web addicted person... So i went for the Canon.
I'm HOT and COOL at the same time! Love music. can mount cheaper lens ○ ○ ○ ○ Like Reply 1 month ago • • jojo hi there is no built-in focus motor on 1100D ○ ○ ○ ○ Like Reply 4 months ago • • LOL!!! Its nikon man ○ ○ ○ Like Reply 4 months ago ..Come on you didn't say that Automatic Exposure Bracketing(AEB) is not supported in D3100 and while EOS 1100D which is very important for HDR photography and you didn't find its important to mention that here because you're Big Nikon fan. photography.. ○ ○ ○ ○ Like Reply 3 weeks ago • • HenRy Lee .blogspot. For me Nikon D3100 No way to go if you want to choose between these cameras for HDR photography :) . gadgets and going yamcha with anyone! Just add me and i will shake your world anytime! SHAKE IT! clevermunkey.com i personally think that the built in focus motor is the greatest advantages for a DSLR.
you can click the (i) icons beside the image quality comparison to learn more! ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Like Reply 5 months ago in reply to ilovemyself • • Nuar79 eos 1100d frendly user and easy setup.good for beginner..dxomark. Find the best camera for you Hi Haidar. isn't it? ○ ○ ○ ○ Like Reply 5 months ago • • Snapsort.com . ○ ○ ○ Like Reply 5 months ago .natural colors. the image quality scores are from www.○ ○ in reply to jojo • • bb 1100 vs 3100 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Like Reply 4 months ago in reply to LOL!!! • • ilovemyself how you get the image quality? i think it's not fair..
But Nikon D3100 is user friendly(From reviews not from experience) ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Like Reply 4 months ago in reply to Nuar79 • • Aaron I also wonder where some of the specs come from as the 1100D is listed on the canon website as having an integrated cleaning system ○ ○ ○ ○ Like Reply 9 months ago • • Snapsort. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Like Reply 9 months ago in reply to Aaron • • • M Subscribe by email S RSS Reactions • . we missed that one somehow. corrected! We had it correct on the T3 but somehow got it wrong on the 1100D.○ • • LOL!!! Yes 1100D is better. Find the best camera for you Thanks.
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