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Nikon D5100
Nikon D3200
Top 29%1,740 points
Top 29%
Top 33%1,646 points
Top 33%
Nikon D5100
Nikon D3200
Top specs and features

Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D3200: 64 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

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

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
23.2 x 15.4mm

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 a7 III: 693
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.
1183ISO
Sony Alpha a7 III: 3730ISO
1131ISO

6. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon D5100
Nikon D3200
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.
25600 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
12800 ISO

8. image quality

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

9. 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
540shots

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
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 30fps

11. weight

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

12. color depth

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

13. 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

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 D5100
Nikon D3200
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 D5100
Nikon D3200
31% 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.
13.6Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
13.2Evs

17. pixel density

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

18. 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
Nikon D3200
72% have it

19. resolution

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

20. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon D5100
Nikon D3200
25% have it

21. has a built-in HDR mode

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

22. 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
Nikon D3200
26% have it

23. battery power

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

24. 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

25. width

2mm narrower.
127mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
125mm

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