Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D5200
Top Five Reasons for the
Compared to Nikon D5200
100 g lighter
Less body volume
11.44% less body volume
2 mm shorter
4.34 mm thinner
4.54 mm narrower
Because i own it and love it
Nikon D3100 is better than Nikon D5200 because...
Top 17 Reasons for the
Compared to Nikon D3100
Considerably lower noise at high ISO
39.72% lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
Distinctly more megapixels (photo)
1.67x more megapixels (photo)
Appreciably more focus points
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.
Noticeably better image quality
17 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
A little larger sensor
15.6 x 23.5 mm
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.
Clearly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
1.67x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Considerably higher maximum light sensitivity
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.
Way better color depth
7.56% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
Modestly more battery power
3% more battery power
Significantly better video recording quality
1080 x 60 fps
1080 x 24 fps
2.50x better video recording quality
Has a flip-out screen
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Explicitly higher resolution
4x higher resolution
Has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Vastly wider dynamic range
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.
Has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Has a built-in HDR mode
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Has a brand lens
The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.
Cross-type focus points 9 Vs 1
More cross type focus points means more focusing with repect to horizontal and vertical light
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