Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D5200
Top Six Reasons for the
Compared to Nikon D5200
100 g lighter
Less body volume
11.44% less body volume
4.54 mm narrower
Vastly longer battery life
50 shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
A little bit shorter
2 mm shorter
4.34 mm thinner
Nikon D3100 is better than Nikon D5200 because...
Top 19 Reasons for the
Compared to Nikon D3100
Significantly more megapixels (photo)
1.67x more megapixels (photo)
Somewhat 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.
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. Source: DxOMark.
Measurably 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 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.
Has a flip-out screen
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Substantially better image quality
17 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
Appreciably 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.
Measurably better video recording quality
1080 x 60 fps
1080 x 24 fps
2.50x better video recording quality
Amply better color depth
7.56% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
A bit more battery power
3% more battery power
Has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Has a built-in HDR mode
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Appreciably higher resolution
4x higher resolution
Considerably 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. Source: DxOMark.
Has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Significantly higher resolution (screen)
921 k dots
230 k dots
691 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
Has timelapse function
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.
Newer EXPEED version
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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