Comparing Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D3100

1. Nikon D5200

21 Reasons why Nikon D5200 is better

Comparing Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D3100

1.Significantly more megapixels (photo)
24.71MPvs 14.8MP (Nikon D3100)
2.Distinctly larger sensor
23.5 x 15.6mmvs 23.1 x 15.4mm (Nikon D3100)
The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
3.Significantly more focus points
39vs 11 (Nikon D3100)
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.
4.Notably lower noise at high ISO
1284ISOvs 919ISO (Nikon D3100)
The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
5.Explicitly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
5fpsvs 3fps (Nikon D3100)
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.Has a flip-out screen
Yesvs No (Nikon D3100)
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
7.Notably better image quality
84vs 67 (Nikon D3100)
A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
8.Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
25600ISOvs 12800ISO (Nikon D3100)
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.
9.Notably better video recording quality
1,080 x 60fpsvs 1,080 x 24fps (Nikon D3100)
10.Vastly better color depth
24.2bitsvs 22.5bits (Nikon D3100)
The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
11.Has a stereo microphone
Yesvs No (Nikon D3100)
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
12.Has a built-in HDR mode
Yesvs No (Nikon D3100)
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
13.Explicitly higher resolution (screen)
921k dotsvs 230k dots (Nikon D3100)
A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
14.Significantly more battery power
1030mAhvs 1000mAh (Nikon D3100)
15.Considerably wider dynamic range
13.9Evsvs 11.3Evs (Nikon D3100)
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.
16.Vastly higher resolution
1,176 x 784pxvs 588 x 392px (Nikon D3100)
17.Has a microphone in
Yesvs No (Nikon D3100)
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
18.Has timelapse function
Yesvs No (Nikon D3100)
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.
19.Newer EXPEED version
3vs 2 (Nikon D3100)
Newer image processors are better at processing multiple tasks simultaneously, and can produce higher quality images with better low-light performance and faster AF.
20.Support Wifi
You can buy an extra wifi adapter and you can easily transfer pictures from your nikon to your Smart phone 📱
21.Swivel lcd and 39 autofocus points,but it's hard to decide
Nikon D5200
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2. Nikon D3100

6 Reasons why Nikon D3100 is better

Comparing Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D5200

455gvs 555g (Nikon D5200)
2.Considerably longer battery life
550shotsvs 500shots (Nikon D5200)
CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
96mmvs 98mm (Nikon D5200)
124.46mmvs 129mm (Nikon D5200)
5.Less body volume
884.87cm³vs 986.08cm³ (Nikon D5200)
73.66mmvs 78mm (Nikon D5200)
Nikon D3100
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