75points

Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

78points

Nikon D5100 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
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Nikon D5100 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
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Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR vs Nikon D5100 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon D5100 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon D5100 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

Why is Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR better than Nikon D5100 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR?

  • 55g lighter
    455gvs510g
  • 4.82% less body volume
    918cm³vs964.50785cm³
  • 2mm narrower
    125mmvs127mm
  • 0.07s less shutter lag
    0.21svs0.273s
  • 2.2mm thinner
    76.5mmvs78.7mm
  • 0.5mm shorter
    96mmvs96.5mm
  • 0.2s less startup delay
    0.3svs0.5s

Why is Nikon D5100 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR better than Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR?

  • 3.05% larger sensor
    23.6 x 15.6mmvs23.2 x 15.4mm
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 2x higher maximum light sensitivity
    25600 ISOvs12800 ISO
  • 4.6% lower noise at high ISO
    1183ISOvs1131ISO
  • 120shots longer battery life
    660shotsvs540shots
  • 3.03% wider dynamic range
    13.6Evsvs13.2Evs
  • Has a built-in HDR mode

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Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon D5100 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.pixel density

471ppi

471ppi

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

2160ppi

3.resolution

1176 x 784px

1176 x 784px

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

5184 x 3888px

4.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon D5100 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

5.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon D5100 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

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.

6. more viewfinder coverage

95%

95%

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

Best

Leica Q-P

100%

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Optics

1.focus points

11

11

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.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

2.sensor size

23.2 x 15.4mm

23.6 x 15.6mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

3.widest aperture

f/3.5 (Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VR)

f/3.5 (Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VR)

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Ricoh GR II

f/1

4.has AF tracking
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon D5100 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

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.

5.megapixels

24.7MP

16.9MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

6.maximum light sensitivity

12800 ISO

25600 ISO

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.

Best

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

1640000 ISO

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon D5100 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

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.

3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon D5100 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon D5100 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

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Audio

1.has a microphone in
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon D5100 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

2.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Canon EOS 200D

2

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Battery

1. longer battery life

540shots

660shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.battery power

1030mAh

1030mAh

Best

Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

4360mAh

3.has a removable battery
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon D5100 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

4.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon D5100 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon D5100 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.noise

1131ISO

1183ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Sony Alpha a7 III

3730ISO

2.image quality

81

80

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon D850

100

3.color depth

24.1bits

23.5bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

Best

HP Photosmart R927

42bits

4.dynamic range

13.2Evs

13.6Evs

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.

Best

Nikon D810A

14.8Evs

5.has an external memory slot
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon D5100 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

6.can be controlled remotely
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon D5100 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

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Miscellaneous

1.minimum focus distance

0.28m (Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VR)

0.28m (Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VR)

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Samsung NX Mini + NX-M 9mm f/3.5

0.11m

2.Has focus motor
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon D5100 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

3.maximum angle of view

76° (Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VR)

76° (Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VR)

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

Best

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850 + Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH

84°

4.distortion

0.3% (Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VR)

0.3% (Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VR)

The distortion result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Distortion in the lens refers to the variation of magnification throughout the image. More distortion will result in straight lines being recorded incorrectly in the image. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon D50 + AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

0%

5.transmission

5TStop (Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VR)

5TStop (Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VR)

The transmission result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Transmission refers to the amount of light that reaches the sensor through all of the glass elements of a lens, with a lower TStop signifying more light. This is important as less light reaching the sensor can lead to the requirement of higher ISOs or slower shutter speeds. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon D3 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D

1.6TStop

6.Is a normal lens
Nikon D3200 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon D5100 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.

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