Nikon D3100Nikon D5200
Top 45%836 points
Top 45%
Top 19%1,223 points
Top 19%
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Megapixels
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211 cameras
19.73MP - 28.56MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D5200: 60 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

40.11% more megapixels.
14.8MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
24.71MP
294
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.1 x 15.4mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
23.5 x 15.6mm
247
0

3. 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.
11
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
39
190
0

4. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
919ISO
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
1284ISO
178
0

5. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
3fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
5fps
175
0

6. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D5200
26% have it
152
0

7. weight

100g lighter.
455g
HTC Re: 65.5g
555g
142
0

8. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
67
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
84
132
0

9. 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.
12800ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
25600ISO
127
0

10. video recording

60% better video recording quality.
1080 x 24fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 60fps
115
0

11. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
550shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
500shots
114
0

12. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
22.5bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
24.2bits
87
0

13. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D5200
48% have it
85
0

14. Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D5200
11% have it
84
0

15. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.00025s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
0.00025s
81
0

16. has a 24p cinema mode

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D5200
25% have it
76
0

17. width

4.54mm narrower.
124.46mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
129mm
76
0

18. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Nikon D3100
Nikon D5200
26% have it
73
0

19. 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.
11.3Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
13.9Evs
72
0

20. height

2mm shorter.
96mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
98mm
71
0

21. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
230k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
921k dots
71
0

22. volume

10.26% less body volume.
884.87cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
986.08cm³
71
0

23. thickness

4.34mm thinner.
73.66mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
78mm
70
0

24. resolution

75% higher resolution.
588 x 392px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
1176 x 784px
69
0

25. battery power

2.91% more battery power.
1000mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX: 4360mAh
1030mAh
69
0

26. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D5200
23% have it
67
0

27. 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.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D5200
12% have it
60
0

28. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.8"
3"
58
0

29. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D5200
30% have it
56
0

30. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D5200
73% have it
56
0

31. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D5200
43% have it
54
0

32. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D5200
52% have it
52
0

33. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D5200
88% have it
51
0

34. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D5200
44% have it
50
0

35. has an optical viewfinder

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D5200
29% have it
49
0

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