Nikon D3100Nikon D5200
Top 40%1,469 points
Top 40%
Top 27%1,790 points
Top 27%
Nikon D3100
Nikon D5200
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Top specs and features

Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D5200: 64 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

1.67x more megapixels (main camera).
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 25.4mm
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 a7 III: 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
27% have it

7. 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.
12800 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
25600 ISO

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. 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

10. video recording

2.5x better video recording quality.
1080 x 24fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 60fps

11. weight

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

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 phase detection autofocus for videos

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D5200
11% have it

14. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/4000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s
1/4000s

15. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D5200
50% have it

16. 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

17. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D5200
31% have it

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

19. resolution

4x higher resolution.
588 x 392px
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S: 3680 x 2760px
1176 x 784px

20. has built-in optical image stabilization

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D5200
46% have it

21. 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

22. 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
26% have it

23. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D5200
25% have it

24. width

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

25. battery power

3% more battery power.
1000mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh
1030mAh

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