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Nikon D5100 vs Canon PowerShot A2500: 55 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

5.62% more megapixels.
16.9MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
16MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.6 x 15.6mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm
6.17 x 4.55mm

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 a9: 693
9

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
4fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
0.8fps

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon D5100
Canon PowerShot A2500
27% have it

6. weight

385g lighter.
510g
HTC Re: 65.5g
125g

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.
25600ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000ISO
1600ISO

8. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
660shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
220shots

9. video recording

1.8x better video recording quality.
1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
720 x 25fps

10. Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Nikon D5100
Canon PowerShot A2500
11% have it

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.00025s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
0.0005s

12. pixel density

1.84x higher pixel density.
471ppi
Sony A7 II: 544ppi
256ppi

13. width

71mm narrower.
127mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
56mm

14. 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 D5100
Canon PowerShot A2500
25% have it

15. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Nikon D5100
Canon PowerShot A2500
26% have it

16. height

1.2mm shorter.
96.5mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
97.7mm

17. volume

8.43x less body volume.
964.51cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: cm³
114.35cm³

18. thickness

57.8mm thinner.
78.7mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
20.9mm

19. resolution

4.02x higher resolution.
1176 x 784px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1011px
553 x 415px

20. battery power

1.51x more battery power.
1030mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh
680mAh

21. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon D5100
Canon PowerShot A2500
24% have it

22. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.8"
2.7"

23. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Nikon D5100
Canon PowerShot A2500
23% have it

24. 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 D5100
Canon PowerShot A2500
72% have it

25. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Nikon D5100
Canon PowerShot A2500
30% have it

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