Nikon D5100 vs. Canon EOS Rebel T4i vs. Nikon D3100 vs. Canon EOS M

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Jul 23, 2012
Apr 5, 2011
Jun 8, 2012
Aug 19, 2010
Jul 23, 2012
 
 
$849.99/€899 body only, $949.99/€999 with 18-55mm IS II, $1199/€1,249 with 18-135mm IS STM
 
$799.99 with 22mm lens, €849/£769 with 18-55mm lens, €1049/£949 with 18-55mm + 22mm lenses, €979/£879 with 22mm lens + EF adapter
 
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
 
Stainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fibre
 
 
 
4928 x 3264
5184 x 3456
4608 x 3072
5184 x 3456
3696 x 2448, 2464 x 1632
5184 x 2912, 4608 x 3456,3456 x 3456, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 1944, 3072 x 2304, 2592 x 1728, 2592 x 1456, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 2304, 1920 x 1280, 1920 x 1080, 1728 x 1728, 1696 x 1280, 1280 x 1280, 720 x 480, 720 x 400, 640 x 480, 480 x 480
3456 x 2304, 2304 x 1536
3456 x 2304, 2592 x 1728, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480
3:2
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
3:2
 
16 megapixels
18 megapixels
14 megapixels
18 megapixels
 
19 megapixels
15 megapixels
19 megapixels
APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm)
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
APS-C (23.1 x 15.4 mm)
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Expeed 2
Digic 5
Expeed 2
Digic 5
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
sRGB,Adobe RGB
 
RGB Color Filter Array
 
 
 
Auto, 100- 6400 (plus 12800, 25600 with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (25600 with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (12800 with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (25600 with boost)
25600
25600
12800
25600
12
6
12
6
Yes (5)
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
No
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal
 
  • JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.3 compliant)
  • Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
  • RAW: 14bit RAW
  • Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
 
  • JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.3 compliant)
  • Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
  • RAW: 14bit RAW
  • Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • 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
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
 
by built-in flash
 
 
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
11
9
11
31
Nikon F
Canon EF/EF-S
Nikon F
Canon EF-M
1.5×
1.6×
1.5×
1.6×
 
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Fixed
Fixed
3
3
3
3
921,000
1,040,000
230,000
1,040,000
No
Yes
No
Yes
TFT LCD monitor
Clear View II TFT LCD
TFT LCD monitor
Clear View II TFT LCD
Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
None
95%
95%
95%
 
0.78× (0.52× 35mm equiv.)
0.85× (0.53× 35mm equiv.)
0.8× (0.53× 35mm equiv.)
 
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
60 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
Yes
 
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
  • No Flash
  • Creative Auto
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Close-up
  • Sports
  • Night Portrait
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • HDR Backlight Control
 
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual
 
 
 
  • Creative Auto
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Close-up
  • Sports
  • Night Portrait
  • Handheld Night
  • HDR Backlight Control mode
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
No
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
13.00 m
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
 
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Yes (via Hot-shoe)
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
 
1/200 sec
 
1/200 sec
 
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)
 
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self timer
4.0 fps
5.0 fps
3.0 fps
4.3 fps
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Yes (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10))
Yes
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (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)
 
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
No
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
 
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30, 25, 24 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 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 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps)
MPEG-4
H.264, Motion JPEG
MPEG-4
MPEG-4, H.264
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Mono
None
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
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 (Mini Type C)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes
 
 
 
No
 
 
 
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
Yes (Optional ML-L3)
Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
Yes (Optional)
 
 
No
No
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E12 rechargeable battery & charger
 
440
 
230
560 g (1.23 lb / 19.75 oz)
575 g (1.27 lb / 20.28 oz)
505 g (1.11 lb / 17.81 oz)
298 g (0.66 lb / 10.51 oz)
128 x 97 x 79 mm (5.04 x 3.82 x 3.11)
133 x 100 x 79 mm (5.24 x 3.94 x 3.11)
124 x 96 x 75 mm (4.88 x 3.78 x 2.95)
109 x 66 x 32 mm (4.29 x 2.6 x 1.26)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
 
 
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
GP-1
via GPE2
GP-1
via GPE2