Nikon D5100Nikon D3200
Top 28%1,896 points
Top 28%
Top 32%1,791 points
Top 32%
Nikon D5100
Nikon D3200
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Top specs and features

Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D3200: 64 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

46.15% more megapixels.
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 a9: 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 7S: 3702ISO
1131ISO

6. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon D5100
Nikon D3200
27% have it

7. weight

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

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. 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
12800ISO

10. 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

11. video recording

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

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. 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
Nikon D3200
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

16. width

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

17. 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

18. 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
25% have it

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.
13.6Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
13.2Evs

20. has a built-in HDR mode

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

21. height

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

22. volume

4.82% less body volume.
964.51cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
918cm³

23. 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 1011px
1176 x 784px

24. thickness

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

25. battery power

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

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