Nikon D3200Nikon D5100
Top 32%1,035 points
Top 32%
Top 24%1,146 points
Top 24%
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1.Megapixels
2.Sensor size
3.Maximum light sensitivity
4.Continuous shooting at high resolution
5.Video recording
6.Longer battery life
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Nikon D3200 vs Nikon D5100: 62 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

46.15% more megapixels.
24.70MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
16.90MP

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 38mm
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
Sony Alpha a9: 693
11

4. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
1131ISO
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
1183ISO

5. continuous shooting at high resolution

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

6. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon D3200
Nikon D5100
26% have it

7. weight

55g lighter.
455g
HTC Re: 65.50g
510g

8. 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

9. 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.
12800ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000ISO
25600ISO

10. video recording

0% better video recording quality.
1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 30fps

11. 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

12. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
24.10bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
23.50bits

13. 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 D3200
Nikon D5100
11% have it

14. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
0s

15. 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
25% have it

16. pixel density

0% higher pixel density.
471ppi
Sony A7 II: 544ppi
471ppi

17. width

2mm narrower.
125mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
127mm

18. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Nikon D3200
Nikon D5100
25% have it

19. height

0.50mm shorter.
96mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
96.50mm

20. 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.
13.20Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.80Evs
13.60Evs

21. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
921k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
921k dots

22. volume

4.82% less body volume.
918cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
964.50cm³

23. thickness

2.20mm thinner.
76.50mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
78.70mm

24. resolution

0% 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 1920px
1176 x 784px

25. battery power

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

26. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon D3200
Nikon D5100
24% have it

27. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
3"

28. 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

29. 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 D3200
Nikon D5100
30% have it

30. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Nikon D3200
Nikon D5100
45% have it

31. 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
53% have it

32. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Nikon D3200
Nikon D5100
87% have it

33. shutter lag

The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
0.21s
Leica M Typ 240: 0s
0.27s

34. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Nikon D3200
Nikon D5100
44% have it

35. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Nikon D3200
Nikon D5100
65% have it

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