Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 vs Nikon D800

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Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1
Nikon D800

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Higher display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 has a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels, but the Nikon D800 is only a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (119,000 pixels lower).
20% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.87x, however the Nikon D800 is only a 0.7x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.17x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

11% bigger eye relief Edit
The Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 has an eye relief of 19mm. That's 2mm bigger than the Nikon D800 (17mm). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

A lot shorter Edit
Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 is 90.7mm tall, but the Nikon D800 is a 121.92mm tall digital camera (31.22mm taller).
11.88mm thinner Edit
The Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 is a 69.4mm deep digital camera, whereas the Nikon D800 is an 81.28mm deep digital camera (11.88mm thicker).
27.98mm narrower Edit
The Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 is a 116.8mm wide digital camera, whereas the Nikon D800 is a 144.78mm wide digital camera (27.98mm wider).
£1,460 cheaper
The Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 costs £1,460 less than the Nikon D800.
Available from 64 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
User reviews are moderately better
Based on 26 user reviews, the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 has an average review score of 96%, however the Nikon D800 has an average rating of 95% (based on 4 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D800 is a 36.3MP digital camera. That's 18.3MP higher than the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 (36.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D800 is a 36.8MP digital camera. That's 18.3MP more than the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 (36.8MP).
Vastly higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D800 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 60fps higher than the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 (60fps).
7% larger screen size Edit
Nikon D800 is 3.2" screen. That's 0.2" larger than the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 (3.2"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

3D compatible Edit
The Nikon D800 is a 3D compatible digital camera, but the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 is not 3D compatible. Read more

3D compatible cameras can take 3D photos with varying degrees of success. Cameras with 2 lenses will generally be able to capture the best 3D pictures.

3D pictures allow you to capture the feel of a place better than a 2D picture could. However you will need a 3D compatible screen to appreciate the results.

Twenty-five more awards
The Nikon D800 has 26 awards from expert review sites, but the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 has 1 award.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Nikon D800 is 91%, whereas the average rating of the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 is 80% (based on 10 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 has a megapixel count of 18MP, whereas the Nikon D800 is a 36.3MP digital camera (18.3MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

18.3MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 has a total megapixel count of 18.5MP, but the Nikon D800 is a 36.8MP digital camera (18.3MP more).
A little smaller screen size Edit
The Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 is a 3" screen digital camera, whereas the Nikon D800 is a 3.2" screen digital camera (0.2" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Not 3D compatible Edit
The Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 is not 3D compatible, however the Nikon D800 is 3D compatible. Read more

3D compatible cameras can take 3D photos with varying degrees of success. Cameras with 2 lenses will generally be able to capture the best 3D pictures.

3D pictures allow you to capture the feel of a place better than a 2D picture could. However you will need a 3D compatible screen to appreciate the results.

Fewer awards
Whilst the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 has received 1 award, the Nikon D800 has received 26 awards.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1's average expert rating is 80%, however the Nikon D800's is 91% (based on 120 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
13% lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon D800 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 119,000 pixels lower than the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 (921,000 pixels).
0.17x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D800 is a 0.7x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.17x lower than the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 (0.7x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

2mm smaller eye relief Edit
The Nikon D800 is a 17mm Eye relief digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 is a 19mm Eye relief digital camera (2mm bigger). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

26% taller Edit
The Nikon D800 has a height of 121.92mm. That's 31.22mm taller than the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 (121.92mm).
Thicker Edit
Nikon D800 is 81.28mm deep. That's 11.88mm thicker than the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 (81.28mm).
Wider Edit
Nikon D800 is 144.78mm wide. That's 27.98mm wider than the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 (144.78mm).
More expensive by £1,460
The Nikon D800 is £1,460 more expensive than the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1.
Fewer sellers
The Nikon D800 is only stocked by 3 stores, but the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 is stocked by 67 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by over three years
The Nikon D800 is three years older than the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1.
User review Rating is marginally Worse
The average user rating of the Nikon D800 is 95%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 is 96% (based on 26 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
26 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Akam.no: Recommended
camcorderinfo.com: Best of Year
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
fotoguiden.se: Best product
hardwarezone.com.sg: Innovative Design
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
itproportal.com: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 Star
Magnus.de: Buying Tip
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
player.de: Very Good
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tbreak.ae: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

21 months Ago 59 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
18MP 36.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 3456 x 3456
 3456 x 2304
 3072 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2304 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 2304 x 1728
 2592 x 1456
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 720 x 400
 3600 x 2400
BEST
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 3456 x 3456
 3456 x 2304
 3072 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2304 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 2304 x 1728
 2592 x 1456
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 720 x 400
 3600 x 2400
Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
 7360 x 4912
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 5:4
 5:4
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.3 x 14.9 35.9 x 24
Total Megapixel Count
18.5MP 36.8MP
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 5:4
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 5:4

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Aluminium
 Glass
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
 Aluminium
 Glass
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon

Lens System

Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 51
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 400
 640
 800
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 400
 640
 800
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide
9m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Recharging Time
3s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
 Flash exposure lock
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 RAW
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 H.264
 RAW
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1280×720@60fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.87x
BEST
0.7x
Viewfinder
 electrical
 Optical
BEST
 electrical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
PC Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC connectivity
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port

Camera

3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent L
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent L
 Incandescent
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,5,10,20
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Multi-Shot Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot mode
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Custom Colour
 Custom colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 -3 - 1
Eye Relief
19mm
BEST
17mm
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 NOR
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 NOR
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 900g
Height
90.7mm
BEST
121.92mm
Depth
69.4mm
BEST
81.28mm
Width
116.8mm
BEST
144.78mm
Weight Including Battery
407g
BEST
900g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E12 EN-EL15
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 900 shots
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 0 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data ViewNX 2
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.9kg
Interface
Unknown - Click to provide data USB 3.0
USB 3.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 3.0 port
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Effective Sensor Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 36,300,000 pixels
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/8000 - 30
Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital SLR
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