Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D5200

Top Six Reasons for the

Nikon D3100

Compared to Nikon D5200

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Lighter
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455 g
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555 g
100 g lighter
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Considerably longer battery life
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550 shots
vs
500 shots
50 shots 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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50
Less body volume
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884.87 cm³
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986.08 cm³
11.44% less body volume
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Narrower
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124.46 mm
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129 mm
4.54 mm narrower
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A shade shorter
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96 mm
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98 mm
2 mm shorter
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Slightly thinner
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73.66 mm
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78 mm
4.34 mm thinner

Nikon D3100 is better than Nikon D5200 because...

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Top 20 Reasons for the

Nikon D5200

Compared to Nikon D3100

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Significantly more megapixels (photo)
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24.71 MP
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14.8 MP
1.67x more megapixels (photo)
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A tad larger sensor
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15.6 x 23.5 mm
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15.4 x 23.1 mm
3.05% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
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Vastly lower noise at high ISO
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1284 ISO
vs
919 ISO
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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Notably 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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Sizably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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5 fps
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3 fps
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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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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Noticeably better image quality
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84
vs
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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Distinctly higher maximum light sensitivity
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25600 ISO
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12800 ISO
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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Clearly better video recording quality
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1080 x 60 fps
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1080 x 24 fps
2.50x better video recording quality
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Plenty better color depth
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24.2 bits
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22.5 bits
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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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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Modestly more battery power
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1030 mAh
vs
1000 mAh
3% more battery power
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Considerably higher resolution
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1176x784 px
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588x392 px
4x higher resolution
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Explicitly wider dynamic range
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13.9 Evs
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11.3 Evs
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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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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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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Significantly higher resolution (screen)
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921 k dots
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230 k dots
691 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
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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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Newer EXPEED version
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3
vs
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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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 📱

Nikon D5200 is better than Nikon D3100 because...

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