Canon EOS 4000D (Rebel T100) vs Nikon D5100 Compare

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EOS 4000D is a Beginner DSLR, while the D5100 is categorized as a Amateur DSLR.

EOS 4000D vs D5100 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS 4000D / Rebel T100 vs Nikon D5100 Specs

EOS 4000D

  • Introduced in February 2018
  • Beginner DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 18 megapixel
  • 3 frames/second
  • 100 – 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta mirror)
  • 68.00mm (2.7″) Monitor
  • Lens mount EF, EF-S
  • WiFi built-in
  • 129.0 x 101.6 x 77.1mm³ (5.1″ x 4.0″ x 3.0″)
  • 436g (14.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS 4000D


  • 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 4000D 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 4000D an D5100 sensor comparison

EOS 4000D vs D5100: Viewfinder

The EOS 4000D has an optical viewfinder with penta mirror. It has magnification of 0.50x 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 4000D (0.50x)

D5100 (0.52x)

Better choice: Nikon D5100

Canon EOS 4000D VS Nikon D5100 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS 4000D / Rebel T100 a better choice

EOS 4000D


Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

18.00 16.20
Larger lens selection (3)

220 200
Weighs less (2)

(14.1 oz.)
(18.1 oz.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS 4000D are the higher resolution, the larger selection of lenses and the lower weight than the D5100. Another advantage over the D5100: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The EOS 4000D scores 12 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon D5100

EOS 4000D


Sensor cleaning (3)

Higher speed (4, frames/second)

3 4
Auto Focus points (4)

9 11
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

0.23 0.92
Articulated monitor (2)

External microphone (2)

Longer battery life (3, photos)

500 570

Conclusion: Advantages of the D5100 are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Nikon are that the display has a higher resolution, the articulated display and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the EOS 4000D: that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 20 points for the D5100.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS 4000D


Sensor format


100 – 6400 ISO 100 – 6400 ISO
Built-in flash

Video resolution

1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Similar size

1011cm³ 981cm³
Canon EOS 4000D VS Nikon D5100 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS 4000D and D5100

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS 4000D / Rebel T100

Nikon D5100


We recommend Nikon D5100 as better choice.

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