Nikon D7100 vs Canon EOS 1100D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D7100 and Canon EOS 1100D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Nikon D7100 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 1100D is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D7100 were released 2013 and Canon EOS 1100D was released 2011. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon D7100 2013
Canon EOS 1100D 2011

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D7100 has a "Nikon DX"-sensor while Canon EOS 1100D has a "Canon APS-C"-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 **
Nikon D7100 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Canon EOS 1100D 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** 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 (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Nikon D7100 has a 24,1 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 1100D has 12,2 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Nikon D7100 24,1 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Canon EOS 1100D 12,2 MP
12166656 pixels
4272 x 2848

Nikon D7100 has a 97 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 1100D. 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.

ISO range

Both of these cameras offer the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D7100 100-6400
Canon EOS 1100D 100-6400

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 Nikon D7100
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1100D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D7100 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 1100D can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D7100 6
Canon EOS 1100D 3

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Nikon D7100 and Canon EOS 1100D can shoot movies.

Weight

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 36% heavier than Canon EOS 1100D and its 495 gr (or 1.09 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon D7100 675 gr
1.49 lb
Canon EOS 1100D 495 gr
1.09 lb

Nikon D7100 vs Canon EOS 1100D Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Nikon D7100 and Canon EOS 1100D, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Nikon D7100
Canon EOS 1100D
Name Nikon D7100 Canon EOS 1100D
Manufacturer Nikon Canon
Release Date and Price
Nikon D7100
Canon EOS 1100D
Release Year 2013 2011
Release Date 2013-02-21 2011-02-07
MSRP 1199 USD 419 USD
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Camera Type
Nikon D7100
Canon EOS 1100D
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Nikon D7100
Canon EOS 1100D
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Also known as "DX"
APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 4272 x 2848 pixels
Megapixels 24,1 MP 12,2 MP
Image Processor EXPEED 3 DIGIC 4
Image
Nikon D7100
Canon EOS 1100D
ISO Range 100 - 6400 100 - 6400
White Balance Presets 12 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Nikon D7100
Canon EOS 1100D
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 51 9
Lens Mount Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier DX / APS-C (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Nikon D7100
Canon EOS 1100D
Articulated LCD Fixed Fixed
Screen size 3,2 2.7
Screen dots 1228800 230000
Touch screen No No
Screen type Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD monitor TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.94 0.8 (0.5 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A N/A
Photography features
Nikon D7100
Canon EOS 1100D
Frames per second 6 fps 3 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters 9 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Average
Multi
Center Weighted
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Nikon D7100
Canon EOS 1100D
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
H.264
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes No
Storage
Nikon D7100
Canon EOS 1100D
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Nikon D7100
Canon EOS 1100D
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes No
Headphone Port Yes No
Wireless Yes
Wireless WR-1 and WR-R10
Yes
Eye-Fi Connected
Remote Control Yes (Optional, wired MC-DC2 or wireless WR-1 and WR-R10 )
Yes (E3 connector)
GPS Yes
Optional
No
Body & Dimensions
Nikon D7100
Canon EOS 1100D
Enviromentally sealed Yes No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 950 shots 700 shots
Width 136 mm 130 mm
Height 107 mm 100 mm
Depth 76 mm 78 mm
Weight 675 gram 495 gram