Top Six Reasons for the Nikon D3100

Top 21 Reasons for the Nikon D5200

 
 
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Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D5200

Top Six Reasons for the

Nikon D3100

Compared to Nikon D5200

102
Lighter
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455g
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555g
100g lighter

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71
Notably longer battery life
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550shots
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500shots
50shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

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57
Less body volume
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884.87cm³
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986.08cm³
11.44% less body volume

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56
A shade shorter
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96mm
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98mm
2mm shorter

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51
Narrower
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124.46mm
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129mm
4.54mm narrower

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49
A little bit thinner
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73.66mm
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78mm
4.34mm thinner

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Top 21 Reasons for the

Nikon D5200

Compared to Nikon D3100

239
Considerably more megapixels (photo)
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24.71MP
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14.8MP
1.67x more megapixels (photo)

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179
A tad larger sensor
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15.6 x 23.5mm
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15.4 x 23.1mm
3.05% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

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143
Clearly more focus points
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39
vs
11
28 more focus points. The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

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142
Notably lower noise at high ISO
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1284ISO
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919ISO
39.72% lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

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128
Measurably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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5fps
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3fps
1.67x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

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123
Has a flip-out screen
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Yes
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No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

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110
Notably better image quality
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84
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67
17 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

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95
Considerably higher maximum light sensitivity
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25600ISO
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12800ISO
2x higher maximum light sensitivity. With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

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87
Explicitly better video recording quality
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1080 x 60fps
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1080 x 24fps
2.50x better video recording quality

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72
Lots better color depth
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24.2bits
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22.5bits
7.56% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

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69
Has a stereo microphone
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Yes
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No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

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60
Modestly more battery power
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1030mAh
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1000mAh
3% more battery power

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60
Explicitly higher resolution
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1176x784px
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588x392px
4x higher resolution

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58
Substantially wider dynamic range
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13.9Evs
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11.3Evs
23.01% wider dynamic range. The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.

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57
Has a microphone in
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Yes
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No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

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56
Has a built-in HDR mode
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Yes
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No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).

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55
Explicitly higher resolution (screen)
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921k dots
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230k dots
691k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

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40
Has timelapse function
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Yes
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No
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

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35
Newer EXPEED version
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3
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2
Newer EXPEED version. Newer image processors are better at processing multiple tasks simultaneously, and can produce higher quality images with better low-light performance and faster AF.

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Tamim Wael Hejazi
1
Support Wifi
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Yes
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No
You can buy an extra wifi adapter and you can easily transfer pictures from your nikon to your Smart phone 📱

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Robert Cojocaru
1
Swivel lcd and 39 autofocus points,but it's hard to decide
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No

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