Nikon D3200Nikon D5100
Top 32%1,024 points
Top 32%
Top 25%1,134 points
Top 25%
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Megapixels
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Top 90%
211 cameras
19.73MP - 28.56MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Nikon D3200 vs Nikon D5100: 62 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

46.15% more megapixels (photo).
24.7MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
16.9MP
291
0

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
246
1

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 a6500: 425
11
189
0

4. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
1131ISO
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
1183ISO
177
0

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
173
0

6. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon D3200
Nikon D5100
26% have it
151
0

7. weight

55g lighter.
455g
HTC Re: 65.5g
510g
142
0

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
132
0

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
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
25600ISO
126
0

10. video recording

0% better video recording quality.
1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 30fps
115
0

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
114
0

12. 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
87
0

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
84
0

14. 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
0.00025s
81
0

15. pixel density

0% higher pixel density.
471ppi
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
471ppi
77
0

16. width

2mm narrower.
125mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
127mm
76
0

17. 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
76
0

18. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Nikon D3200
Nikon D5100
26% have it
73
0

19. 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
72
0

20. volume

4.82% less body volume.
918cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
964.5cm³
71
0

21. height

0.5mm shorter.
96mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
96.5mm
71
0

22. 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
71
0

23. thickness

2.2mm thinner.
76.5mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
78.7mm
70
0

24. resolution

0% higher resolution.
1176 x 784px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
1176 x 784px
69
0

25. battery power

0% more battery power.
1030mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4360mAh
1030mAh
69
0

26. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon D3200
Nikon D5100
23% have it
67
0

27. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
3"
58
0

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
73% have it
56
0

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
56
0

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
43% have it
54
0

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
52% have it
52
0

32. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Nikon D3200
Nikon D5100
88% have it
51
0

33. has an optical viewfinder

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.
Nikon D3200
Nikon D5100
29% have it
49
0

34. shutter lag

The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
0.208s
Leica M Typ 240: 0.00025s
0.273s
49
0

35. more viewfinder coverage

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.
95%
Sony Alpha 7R: 100%
95%
49
0

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