Nikon D3200Nikon D5100
Top 31%1,076 points
Top 31%
Top 24%1,190 points
Top 24%
Nikon D3200
Nikon D5100
Top specs and features

Nikon D3200 vs Nikon D5100: 64 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

46.15% more megapixels.

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
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.

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

5. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

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.

8. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

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.

10. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

11. video recording

0% better video recording quality.
1080 x 30fps

12. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

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.

15. pixel density

0% higher pixel density.

16. 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

17. width

2mm narrower.

18. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

19. has a built-in HDR mode

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

20. height

0.5mm shorter.

21. 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.

22. thickness

2.2mm thinner.

23. volume

4.82% less body volume.

24. battery power

0% more battery power.

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