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
4.54 mm narrower
A little thinner
4.34 mm thinner
A bit shorter
2 mm shorter
Nikon D3100 is better than Nikon D5200 because...
Top 16 Reasons for the
Compared to Nikon D3100
Slightly 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.
Significantly 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.
Noticeably 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.
Substantially more megapixels (photo)
1.67x more megapixels (photo)
Distinctly 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.
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.
Slightly more battery power
3% more battery power
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.
Has a flip-out screen
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
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.
Significantly higher resolution
4x higher resolution
Notably better video recording quality
1080 x 60 fps
1080 x 24 fps
2.50x better video recording quality
Has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
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).
Noticeably 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.
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