52points

Nikon D3400

67points

Nikon D5100

Nikon D3400
Comparison winner
Nikon D5100
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Nikon D3400 vs Nikon D5100

Nikon D3400
Nikon D5100
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5100
52
points
67
points

Why is Nikon D3400 better than Nikon D5100?

  • Has WiFi
  • 115g lighter
    395gvs510g
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • 4.25% less body volume
    923.55cm³vs964.50785cm³
  • Has a BSI sensor
  • 3mm narrower
    124mmvs127mm
  • 2.7mm thinner
    76mmvs78.7mm

Why is Nikon D5100 better than Nikon D3400?

  • 0.43% larger sensor
    23.6 x 15.6mmvs23.5 x 15.6mm
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has phase detection autofocus for photos
  • Has phase detection autofocus for videos
  • Has a microphone in
  • Has a built-in HDR mode
  • Can be controlled remotely
  • Has a 24p cinema mode

Top specs and features

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5100

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

2.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5100

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.

3. 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.

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100%

4.weight

395g

510g

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65.5g

5.Has a hot shoe
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5100

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

6.Is a system camera
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5100

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

Optics

1.sensor size

23.5 x 15.6mm

23.6 x 15.6mm

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

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81.2 x 25.4mm

2.has AF tracking
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5100

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.

3.maximum light sensitivity

25600 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.

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1640000 ISO

4.megapixels

24.2MP

16.9MP

Best

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108MP

5.Newer EXPEED version

4

2

Newer image processors are better at processing multiple tasks simultaneously, and can produce higher quality images with better low-light performance and faster AF.

Best

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6

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5100

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

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

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2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5100

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 timelapse function
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5100

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.

For example

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5100

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5100

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

Audio

1.has a microphone in
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5100

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

Battery

1. longer battery life

1200shots

660shots

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

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4400shots

2.has a removable battery
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5100

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

3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5100

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5100

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.has an external memory slot
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5100

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.

2.Has WiFi
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5100

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5100

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

4.can be controlled remotely
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5100

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

5.has an accelerometer
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5100

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

6.USB version

2

2

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

Best

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3.1

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