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Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Nikon D5100

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Type / Size DSLRDSLR
Sensor 18 Megapixels CMOS16 Megapixels CMOS
Sensor Area Canon APS-C SensorAPS-C Sensor
Sensor Size 27.1mm Diagonal (2X FLM)28.9mm Diagonal (2X FLM)
Sensor Aspect 3:2 Aspect-Ratio3:2 Aspect-Ratio
Anti-Alias Filter YesYes
Stabilization NoneNone
Dust-Reduction YesYes
Sensitivity ISO 100 - 6400 *Expanded range: 100-12800ISO 100 - 6400 *Expanded range: 100-25600
Shutter-Speed 1/4000 - 30s1/4000 - 30s
Lens / Mount Canon EF MountNikon F No AF-Coupling Mount
FLM / Crop APS-C (1.6X)APS-C (1.5X)
Minimum Focus
Zoom Mechanism
Manual Focus LensLens
Filter Diameter
Focus System 9-point Phase-Detect *Predictive AF-C
11-point Phase-Detect *Tracking & Face-Detect available in Live-View.
Viewfinder Type Reflex OVFReflex OVF
Viewfinder Size 0.87X - 95% Coverage0.78X - 95% Coverage
Display Position FixedRotating
Display Size 3" LCD 1000K Pixels 100% Coverage3" LCD 920K Pixels 100% Coverage
Exposure Modes P, A, T, M, B, A-DepP, A, T, M, B
Scene Modes 6Portrait, Landscape, Close-Up, Sports, Night, Flash Off16Autumn Colors, Beach+Snow, Blossom, Candlelight, Child, Close-up, Dusk+Dawn, Food, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Party+Indoor, Pet, Portrait, Sports, Sunset
Metering Multi-Segment, Center-Weighed, SpotMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot
Bracketing 3 Shots ±2 EV3 Shots ±2 EV
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV, 1/3 or 1/2 EV±5 EV, 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 or 1/2 EV-3..+1 EV, 1/3 EV
White Balance Auto, Presets, CustomAuto, Presets, Custom
White Balance Tuning 2 Axis, 19 steps2 Axis, steps
Continuous Drive 3.7 FPS, 34 JPEG, 6 RAW4 FPS, 100 JPEG, 16 RAW
Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s, Auto MLU on 2sYes *2s, 5s, 10s, 20s
Command Dials 11
DOF Preview YesNo
Protection NoneNone
Digital Level NoneNone
Tripod Mount YesYes
Remote Trigger WiredInfrared
Multiple Exposures NoNo
Interval Timer NoNo
WiFi NoNo
Eye-Start Sensor YesNo
Flash Ports Hot-ShoeHot-Shoe
Built-In Flash Yes (GN 13)YesGuide number 12 in Auto mode, 13 in manual. (GN 13)
Flash Sync 1/200s1/200s
Video Capture 1920x1080 @ 30 FPS 16:91920x1080 @ 30 FPS 16:9
Sound Input StereoStereo
GPS N / AN / A
Memory Secure Digital Extended CapacitySecure Digital Extended Capacity
Battery Lithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery Life 440660
Introduced 2010-02-08, DiscontinuedYES2011-04-05, DiscontinuedYES
Size 129 x 98 x 75mm (W x H x D)127 x 97 x 79mm (W x H x D)
Weight 530g560g
Legend Best Spec About Average Uncompared NOTE: Comparison is based on usefulness, not on the number of settings.
Priority is given to the primary number in a specification.*Examples:
FPS for Continuous Drive
Maximum ISO for Sensitivity
Coverage for Viewfinder & Display