Canon EOS 250D / SL3 (Rebel SL3) vs Nikon D5100 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Amateur DSLR cameras.

EOS 250D / SL3 vs D5100 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS 250D / SL3 / Rebel SL3 vs Nikon D5100 Specs

EOS 250D / SL3

  • Introduced in April 2019
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta mirror)
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount EF, EF-S
  • WiFi built-in
  • 122.4 x 92.6 x 69.8mm³ (4.8" x 3.6" x 2.7")
  • 450g (14.5 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS 250D / SL3

D5100

  • Introduced in April 2011
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C (DX)
  • 16 megapixel
  • 4 frames/second
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta mirror)
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount F
  • No WiFi
  • 128 x 97 x 79mm³ (5.0" x 3.8" x 3.1")
  • 560g (18.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for D5100

EOS 250D / SL3 vs D5100 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: EOS 250D / SL3 an D5100 sensor comparison

EOS 250D / SL3 vs D5100: Viewfinder

EOS 250D / SL3 has an optical viewfinder with penta mirror. It has magnification of 0.54x and covers 95% of view field.

The D5100 features an optical viewfinder with a penta mirror that also covers 95% of the field of view, its magnification is c. 0.52x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

EOS 250D / SL3 (0.54x)

D5100 (0.52x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS 250D / SL3Simulated viewfinder of the D5100

Better choice: Canon EOS 250D / SL3

Canon EOS 250D / SL3 VS Nikon D5100 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS 250D / SL3 / Rebel SL3 a better choice

EOS 250D / SL3

D5100

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.0016.20
Higher speed (4, frames/second)54
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO100 - 6400 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)220200
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)1050570
Weighs less (2)450g
(14.5 oz.)
560g
(18.1 oz.)
More portable (2)791cm³
(50 cu.in.)
981cm³
(62 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS 250D / SL3 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the larger sensitivity. We also like the larger selection of lenses, that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the EOS 250D / SL3 is made easy by the superior video recording, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the D5100. Another advantage over the D5100: the more compact size and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The EOS 250D / SL3 scores 31 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon D5100

EOS 250D / SL3

D5100

Auto Focus points (4)911

Conclusion: Advantages of the D5100 are the faster and more accurate auto focus.

Yields 4 points for the D5100.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS 250D / SL3

D5100

Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Sensor cleaning
Built-in flash
Articulated screen
External microphone
Canon EOS 250D / SL3 VS Nikon D5100 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS 250D / SL3 and D5100

EOS 250D / SL3 und D5100, front viewEOS 250D / SL3 und D5100, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS 250D / SL3 und D5100, view from aboveEOS 250D / SL3 und D5100, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS 250D / SL3 / Rebel SL3

Nikon D5100

31
4

We recommend Canon EOS 250D / SL3 as better choice.

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