Nikon D3100Nikon D5200
Top 44%845 points
Top 44%
Top 19%1,229 points
Top 19%
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1.Megapixels
2.Sensor size
3.Maximum light sensitivity
4.Continuous shooting at high resolution
5.Video recording
6.Longer battery life
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Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D5200: 60 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

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

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

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 a9: 693
39

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

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

5. noise

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

6. has a flip-out screen

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

7. weight

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

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

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
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000ISO
25600ISO

10. 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

11. video recording

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

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

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
49% have it

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

15. fastest shutter speed

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

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

17. width

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

18. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Nikon D3100
Nikon D5200
25% have it

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

20. height

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

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

22. volume

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

23. thickness

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

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

25. battery power

2.91% more battery power.
1000mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh
1030mAh

26. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D5200
24% have it

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
13% have it

28. screen size

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

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

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
72% have it

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
45% have it

32. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D5200
87% have it

33. 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
53% have it

34. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D5200
65% have it

35. 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

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