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Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D5200

Top Six Reasons for the

Nikon D3100

Compared to Nikon D5200

anonymous
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Lighter
Comment
455 g
vs
555 g
100 g lighter
anonymous
49
Less body volume
Comment
884.87 cm³
vs
986.08 cm³
11.44% less body volume
anonymous
41
Significantly longer battery life
Comment
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.
anonymous
39
Narrower
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124.46 mm
vs
129 mm
4.54 mm narrower
anonymous
37
A bit shorter
Comment
96 mm
vs
98 mm
2 mm shorter
anonymous
34
Slightly thinner
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73.66 mm
vs
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

anonymous
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Vastly more megapixels (photo)
Comment
24.71 MP
vs
14.8 MP
1.67x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
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Marginally larger sensor
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15.6 x 23.5 mm
vs
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.
anonymous
104
Substantially lower noise at high ISO
Comment
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.
anonymous
96
Significantly more focus points
Comment
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.
anonymous
94
Significantly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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5 fps
vs
3 fps
1.67x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
anonymous
83
Has a flip-out screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
anonymous
82
Notably better image quality
Comment
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.
anonymous
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Noticeably higher maximum light sensitivity
Comment
25600 ISO
vs
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.
anonymous
65
Substantially better video recording quality
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1080 x 60 fps
vs
1080 x 24 fps
2.50x better video recording quality
anonymous
58
Plenty better color depth
Comment
24.2 bits
vs
22.5 bits
7.56% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
52
A bit more battery power
Comment
1030 mAh
vs
1000 mAh
3% more battery power
anonymous
52
Has a stereo microphone
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
anonymous
49
Has a built-in HDR mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
anonymous
49
Considerably higher resolution
Comment
1176x784 px
vs
588x392 px
4x higher resolution
anonymous
48
Substantially wider dynamic range
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13.9 Evs
vs
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.
anonymous
39
Has a microphone in
Comment
Yes
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No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
anonymous
37
Measurably higher resolution (screen)
Comment
921 k dots
vs
230 k dots
691 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
anonymous
32
Has timelapse function
Comment
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.
anonymous
31
Newer EXPEED version
Comment
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.
Abdul Brimah
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Nikon D3200
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Yes
vs
No
Canon 60d

Nikon D5200 is better than Nikon D3100 because...

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