Canon EOS 1100D vs Nikon D3
This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 1100D and Nikon D3. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Canon EOS 1100D is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D3 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.Canon EOS 1100D were released 2011 and Nikon D3 was released 2007. That is a 4 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS 1100D||2011|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 1100D has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D3 has a "FX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **|
|Canon EOS 1100D||80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
|Nikon D3||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Canon EOS 1100D has a 12,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D3 has 12,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Canon EOS 1100D||
4272 x 2848
4256 x 2832
Canon EOS 1100D has a 1 % larger resolution than Nikon D3. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
Nikon D3 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 1100D. Nikon D3 has an ISO range that stretches from 200 to 25600 while Canon EOS 1100D has 100 to 6400.
|Canon EOS 1100D||100-6400|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1100D
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 1100D can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Nikon D3 can shoot up to 9 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 1100D||3|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Canon EOS 1100D. Unfortunately Nikon D3 does not support recording movies and movie clips.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.
Nikon D3 weighs 1300 gr (equal to 2,87 lb) which is 163% heavier than Canon EOS 1100D and its 495 gr (or 1,09 lb).
|Canon EOS 1100D||495 gr
|Nikon D3||1300 gr