Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D5200

Top Five Reasons for the

Nikon D3100

Compared to Nikon D5200

anonymous
37
Lighter
455 g
vs
555 g
100 g lighter
anonymous
28
Less body volume
884.87 cm³
vs
986.08 cm³
11.44% less body volume
anonymous
15
Marginally thinner
73.66 mm
vs
78 mm
4.34 mm thinner
anonymous
14
A little shorter
96 mm
vs
98 mm
2 mm shorter
anonymous
14
Narrower
124.46 mm
vs
129 mm
4.54 mm narrower
Shaquib Zafar Ansari
-1
Because i own it and love it
Yes
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No

Nikon D3100 is better than Nikon D5200 because...

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Top 17 Reasons for the

Nikon D5200

Compared to Nikon D3100

anonymous
62
Distinctly lower noise at high ISO
1284 ISO
vs
919 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.
anonymous
54
Significantly more megapixels (photo)
24.71 MP
vs
14.8 MP
1.67x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
53
Clearly more focus points
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
52
Noticeably better image quality
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. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
anonymous
50
Slightly larger sensor
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
44
Measurably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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
42
Substantially higher maximum light sensitivity
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
40
Lots better color depth
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. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
anonymous
38
Distinctly better video recording quality
1080 x 60 fps
vs
1080 x 24 fps
2.50x better video recording quality
anonymous
37
A shade more battery power
1030 mAh
vs
1000 mAh
3% more battery power
anonymous
36
Has a flip-out screen
Yes
vs
No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
anonymous
36
Notably higher resolution
1176x784 px
vs
588x392 px
4x higher resolution
anonymous
35
Has a stereo microphone
Yes
vs
No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
anonymous
32
Substantially wider dynamic range
13.9 EV
vs
11.3 EV
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.
anonymous
32
Has a microphone in
Yes
vs
No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
anonymous
31
Has a built-in HDR mode
Yes
vs
No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
anonymous
15
Has a brand lens
Yes
vs
No
The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.
Vijay Kumar Gupta
0
Cross-type focus points 9 Vs 1
Yes
vs
No
More cross type focus points means more focusing with repect to horizontal and vertical light
Jb Tammy
-6
Because this info say so
Yes
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No

Nikon D5200 is better than Nikon D3100 because...

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No

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