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Nikon D3200
Nikon D5100
Top 33%1,630 points
Top 33%
Top 29%1,721 points
Top 29%
Nikon D3200
Nikon D5100
Top specs and features

Nikon D3200 vs Nikon D5100: 63 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

46.15% more megapixels (main camera).
24.7MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
16.9MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.2 x 15.4mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm
23.6 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
Canon EOS R: 5655
11

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
4fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
4fps

5. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
1131ISO
Sony Alpha a7 III: 3730ISO
1183ISO

6. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon D3200
Nikon D5100
28% 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. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
540shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
660shots

9. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
81
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
80

10. video recording (main camera)

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.
1080 x 30fps
Fujifilm X-T3: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 30fps

11. weight

55g lighter.
455g
HTC Re: 65.5g
510g

12. 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

13. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
24.1bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
23.5bits

14. 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 D3200
Nikon D5100
12% have it

15. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Nikon D3200
Nikon D5100
32% 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.
13.2Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
13.6Evs

17. 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 D3200
Nikon D5100
72% have it

18. pixel density

0% higher pixel density.
471ppi
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 2160ppi
471ppi

19. resolution

0% higher resolution.
1176 x 784px
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 5184 x 3888px
1176 x 784px

20. battery power

0% more battery power.
1030mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh
1030mAh

21. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
921k dots
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS: 1040000k dots
921k dots

22. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Nikon D3200
Nikon D5100
27% have it

23. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon D3200
Nikon D5100
26% have it

24. 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 D3200
Nikon D5100
27% have it

25. 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 D3200
Nikon D5100
54% have it

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