Canon EOS 1100D vs. Canon EOS 450D vs. Nikon D3100 vs. Nikon D5100

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4 cameras compared
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May 23, 2008
Feb 7, 2011
Jan 24, 2008
Aug 19, 2010
Apr 5, 2011
 
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
 
4272 x 2848
4272 x 2848
4608 x 3072
4928 x 3264
3088 x 2056, 2256 x 1504, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480
3088 x 2056, 2256 x 1504
3456 x 2304, 2304 x 1536
3696 x 2448, 2464 x 1632
3:2
3:2
3:2
3:2
12 megapixels
12 megapixels
14 megapixels
16 megapixels
13 megapixels
12 megapixels
15 megapixels
 
APS-C (22.2 x 14.8 mm)
APS-C (22.2 x 14.8 mm)
APS-C (23.1 x 15.4 mm)
APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Digic 4
 
Expeed 2
Expeed 2
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (12800 with boost)
Auto, 100- 6400 (plus 12800, 25600 with boost)
 
 
12800
25600
6
6
12
12
Yes
Yes
Yes (1)
Yes (5)
No
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
9
9
11
11
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF/EF-S
Nikon F
Nikon F
1.6×
1.6×
1.5×
1.5×
 
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Fully articulated
2.7
3
3
3
230,000
230,000
230,000
921,000
No
No
No
No
TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
 
TFT LCD monitor
TFT LCD monitor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
95%
95%
95%
95%
0.8× (0.5× 35mm equiv.)
0.87× (0.54× 35mm equiv.)
0.8× (0.53× 35mm equiv.)
0.78× (0.52× 35mm equiv.)
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes ((Pop-Up))
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
9.20 m
13.00 m
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes (Hot-shoe, E-TTL II)
Yes (Hot-shoe, E-TTL II)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
3.0 fps
3.5 fps
3.0 fps
4.0 fps
Yes (10 sec (2 sec with mirror lock-up))
Yes (2 sec or 10 sec)
Yes
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Partial
 
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
 
 
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Yes (3 images at -/+ 3 steps)
 
No
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
 
1280 x 720 (29.97, 25 fps)
 
1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30, 25, 24 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30, 25, 24 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
H.264, Motion JPEG
 
MPEG-4
MPEG-4
Stereo
None
Mono
Mono
 
None
None
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
SD/SDHC/MMC card
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
None
None
None
 
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (HDMI mini)
No
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
 
 
 
Yes
 
 
 
No
Eye-Fi Connected
 
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
Yes (E3 connector)
Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
Yes (Optional)
Yes (Optional ML-L3)
 
No
No
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery & charger
 
Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
700
 
 
 
495 g (1.09 lb / 17.46 oz)
524 g (1.16 lb / 18.48 oz)
505 g (1.11 lb / 17.81 oz)
560 g (1.23 lb / 19.75 oz)
130 x 100 x 78 mm (5.12 x 3.94 x 3.07)
129 x 98 x 62 mm (5.08 x 3.86 x 2.44)
124 x 96 x 75 mm (4.88 x 3.78 x 2.95)
128 x 97 x 79 mm (5.04 x 3.82 x 3.11)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
 
Yes
None
None
Optional
Optional
 
 
GP-1
GP-1