Nikon D5100 vs Canon EOS Rebel XS
ManufacturingNikon D5100 were released 2011 and Canon EOS Rebel XS was released 2008. That is a 3 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.
|Canon EOS Rebel XS||Canon||2008|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D5100 has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS Rebel XS 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 D5100||75 mm||(a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)|
|Canon EOS Rebel XS||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 D5100||16,2 MP||16084992||4928||3264|
|Canon EOS Rebel XS||10,1 MP||10077696||3888||2592|
Nikon D5100 has a 60 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Rebel XS. 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 Rebel XS||100-1600|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Canon EOS Rebel XS 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 definately be of interest. Nikon D5100 can shoot up to 4 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Rebel XS can shoot up to 1,5-3 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS Rebel XS||1,5-3|
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 D5100||611 gr||1,35 lb|
|Canon EOS Rebel XS||502 gr||1,11 lb|