Canon EOS 600D vs Nikon D5100
|Canon EOS 600D||2011|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 600D has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D5100 has a "DX"-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 600D||80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
|Nikon D5100||75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
** 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 600D||
5184 x 3456
4928 x 3264
Canon EOS 600D has a 11 % larger resolution than Nikon D5100. 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.
|Canon EOS 600D||100-12800|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big difference between these two cameras. Canon EOS 600D has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D5100 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D5100 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 600D can shoot up to 3,7 pictures per seconds and Nikon D5100 can shoot up to 4 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 600D||3,7|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
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.
|Canon EOS 600D||570 gr
|Nikon D5100||611 gr