Nikon D3100 vs Canon EOS 450D
ManufacturingNikon D3100 were released 2010 and Canon EOS 450D was released 2008. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.
|Canon EOS 450D||Canon||2008|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D3100 has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS 450D has a "APSC"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")|
|Nikon D3100||75 mm||(a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)|
|Canon EOS 450D||80 mm||(a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)|
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
|Camera||Megapixels||Pixel (total)||Pixels (width)||Pixels (height)|
|Nikon D3100||14,2 MP||14155776||4608||3072|
|Canon EOS 450D||12,2 MP||12166656||4272||2848|
Nikon D3100 has a 16 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 450D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
|Canon EOS 450D||100-1600|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Canon EOS 450D has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D3100 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D3100 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 definately be of interest. Nikon D3100 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 450D can shoot up to 3,5 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 450D||3,5|
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, carried around, for several hours at the time.
|Camera||Weight (in gram)||Weight (in pounds)|
|Nikon D3100||505 gr||1,11 lb|
|Canon EOS 450D||524 gr||1,16 lb|