Canon EOS Rebel T2i vs Nikon D7100
This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Rebel T2i and Nikon D7100. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Canon EOS Rebel T2i is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D7100 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.Canon EOS Rebel T2i were released 2010 and Nikon D7100 was released 2013. That is a 3 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS Rebel T2i||2010|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Rebel T2i has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D7100 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 Rebel T2i||80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
|Nikon D7100||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 Rebel T2i has a 18,7 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D7100 has 24,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Canon EOS Rebel T2i||
5184 x 3456
6000 x 4000
Nikon D7100 has a 34 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Rebel T2i. 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 Rebel T2i has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D7100. Canon EOS Rebel T2i has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Nikon D7100 has 100 to 6400.
|Canon EOS Rebel T2i||100-12800|
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 Rebel T2i
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D7100
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS Rebel T2i can shoot up to 3,7 pictures per seconds and Nikon D7100 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS Rebel T2i||3,7|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
In this case, both Canon EOS Rebel T2i and Nikon D7100 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.
Nikon D7100 weighs 675 gr (equal to 1,49 lb) which is 32% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel T2i and its 510 gr (or 1,12 lb).
|Canon EOS Rebel T2i||510 gr
|Nikon D7100||675 gr