Nikon D7100 vs Canon EOS Rebel T3i
This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D7100 and Canon EOS Rebel T3i. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Nikon D7100 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS Rebel T3i is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.Nikon D7100 were released 2013 and Canon EOS Rebel T3i was released 2011. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS Rebel T3i||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 "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS Rebel T3i has a "APSC"-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 Rebel T3i||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)
Nikon D7100 has a 24,1 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Rebel T3i has 18 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
6000 x 4000
|Canon EOS Rebel T3i||
5184 x 3456
Nikon D7100 has a 34 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Rebel T3i. 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 T3i has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D7100. Canon EOS Rebel T3i has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Nikon D7100 has 100 to 6400.
|Canon EOS Rebel T3i||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 Nikon D7100
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel T3i
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 Rebel T3i can shoot up to 3,7 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS Rebel T3i||3,7|
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 Rebel T3i 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 18% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel T3i and its 570 gr (or 1,26 lb).
|Nikon D7100||675 gr
|Canon EOS Rebel T3i||570 gr