57points
77points

Nikon D5100

58points
81points

Nikon D5200

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Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D5200

Nikon D5100
Nikon D5200

Why is Nikon D5100 better than Nikon D5200?

  • 0.43% larger sensor
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    23.6 x 15.6mmvs23.5 x 15.6mm
  • 160shots longer battery life
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    660shotsvs500shots
  • 45g lighter
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    510gvs555g
  • 2.19% less body volume
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    964.51cm³vs986.076cm³
  • 2mm narrower
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    127mmvs129mm
  • 1.5mm shorter
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    96.5mmvs98mm

Why is Nikon D5200 better than Nikon D5100?

  • 28 more focus points
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    39vs11
  • 42.6% more megapixels (main camera)
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    24.1MPvs16.9MP
  • 25% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    5fpsvs4fps
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    1080 x 60fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • 8.54% lower noise at high ISO
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    1284 ISOvs1183 ISO
  • 4 better image quality
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    84vs80
  • 2.98% better color depth
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    24.2bitsvs23.5bits
  • Has a stereo microphone
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Price comparison

Nikon D5100

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D5100 AmazonNikon D5100 16.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Came...Nikon D5100 16.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch Vari-Angle LCD Monitor (Body Only)
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$499.00

Nikon D5200

Buy used:

$279.00

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D5200 AmazonNikon D5200 24.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Cam...Nikon D5200 24.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera Body Only (Black)
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$489.95

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Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5200
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5200
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.weight

510g

555g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.viewfinder coverage

95%

95%

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 afterward to get them looking perfect.
5.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5200
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.
6.Has a hot shoe
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5200
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Optics

1.sensor size

23.6 x 15.6mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

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

11

39

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.
3.megapixels (main camera)

16.9MP

24.1MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

25600 ISO

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.
5.continuous shooting at high resolution

4fps

5fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5200
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.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 60fps

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.
2.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5200
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.
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5200
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.Has timelapse function
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5200
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
5.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5200
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5200
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5200
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

660shots

500shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5200
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5200
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5200
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.battery power

1030mAh

1030mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.

Features

1.noise

1183 ISO

1284 ISO

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

80

84

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

23.5bits

24.2bits

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

13.6Evs

13.9Evs

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.
5.has an external memory slot
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5200
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
6.Has a remote control
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5200
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

Price comparison

Nikon D5100

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D5100 AmazonNikon D5100 16.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Came...Nikon D5100 16.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch Vari-Angle LCD Monitor (Body Only)
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$499.00

Nikon D5200

Buy used:

$279.00

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D5200 AmazonNikon D5200 24.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Cam...Nikon D5200 24.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera Body Only (Black)
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$489.95

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