Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Nikon D5100
This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Nikon D5100. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Canon EOS 7D Mark II is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D5100 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.Canon EOS 7D Mark II were released 2014 and Nikon D5100 was released 2011. That is a 3 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS 7D Mark II||2014|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 7D Mark II 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 7D Mark II||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 7D Mark II has a 20 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D5100 has 16,2 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Canon EOS 7D Mark II||
5472 x 3648
4928 x 3264
Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a 24 % 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 7D Mark II has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D5100. Canon EOS 7D Mark II has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 16000 while Nikon D5100 has 100 to 6400.
|Canon EOS 7D Mark II||100-16000|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big difference between these two cameras. Canon EOS 7D Mark II 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.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D5100
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 7D Mark II can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds and Nikon D5100 can shoot up to 4 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 7D Mark II||10|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
In this case, both Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Nikon D5100 can shoot movies.
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 7D Mark II weighs 910 gr (equal to 2,01 lb) which is 49% heavier than Nikon D5100 and its 611 gr (or 1,35 lb).
|Canon EOS 7D Mark II||910 gr
|Nikon D5100||611 gr