Nikon D3200 vs Nikon D5100

                         

Bottom line: Which one is better?

Bottom line: Nikon D5100 is a better camera.

In this review of Nikon D5100 vs D3200, Nikon D5100 is a better camera based on the following features; 3.05% larger sensor, 2x higher maximum light sensitivity, a flip-out screen , 120shots longer battery life, 4.65 lower noise at high ISO, 3.03% wider dynamic range and a built-in HDR.

Nikon D3200 vs Nikon D5100: DESIGN

When we compare Nikon D3200 vs D5100, we note the following design features of the two;

Resolution; the two cameras have resolutions of 1176 x 784px each.

Pixel density; Nikon D3200 and Nikon D5100 have pixel densities of 471ppi each.

Flip-out screen; Nikon D5100 has a flip-out screen.

More viewfinder coverage; Nikon D3200 has 95%, the same as Nikon D5100.

Optical viewfinder; Nikon D3200 and Nikon D5100 have optical viewfinders.

Hot shoe; Nikon D3200 and Nikon D5100 have hot shoes.

Bottom line: Nikon D5100 is a better camera because it has a flip-out screen.

Nikon D3200 vs Nikon D5100: OPTICS

The features of D3200 vs D5100 when we compare them are;

AF tracking; the two have AF tracking.

Focus points; each of the two cameras have 11 focus points.

Sensor size; Nikon D3200 has 23.2 x 15.4mm whereas Nikon D5100 has 23.6 x 15.6mm.

Maximum light sensitivity; Nikon D3200 has 12800 ISO whereas Nikon D5100 has 25600 ISO.

Phase detection autofocus for photos; the two cameras have this feature.

Megapixels; Nikon D3200 has 24.2MP while Nikon D5100 has 16.9MP.

Bottom line: Nikon D5100 is a better camera compared to Nikon D3200.

Nikon D3200 vs Nikon D5100: VIDEOGRAPHY

Video recording (main camera); Nikon D3200 and Nikon D5100 have 1080 x 30fps on each camera.

Phase detection autofocus for videos; Nikon D3200 and Nikon D5100 have this feature.

Continuous autofocus when recording movies; the two cameras have this feature.

24P cinema mode; Nikon D3200 and Nikon D5100 have this feature.

Bottom line: Nikon D3200 and Nikon D5100 have the same videography features.

Nikon D3200 vs Nikon D5100: AUDIO

Audio features of D5100 vs D3200 include the following;

Microphone input; Nikon D3200 and Nikon D5100 have microphone inputs.

Number of microphones; each camera has 1 microphone.

Bottom line: Nikon D3200 and Nikon D5100 have the same audio features.

Nikon D3200 vs Nikon D5100: BATTERY

Battery life (CIPA); Nikon D3200 has 540shots while Nikon D5100 has 660shots.

Battery power; the two cameras have battery powers of 1030mAh.

Removable battery; Nikon D3200 and Nikon D5100 have removable batteries.

Battery level indicator; Nikon D3200 and Nikon D5100 have battery level indicators.

Rechargeable battery; Nikon D3200 and Nikon D5100 have rechargeable batteries.

Bottom line: Nikon D5100 is a better camera as it has a good battery life.

Nikon D3200 vs Nikon D5100: KEY FEATURES

Image quality; Nikon D3200 has 81 while Nikon D5100 80.

Noise; Nikon D3200 has 1131 ISO whereas Nikon D5100 has 1183 ISO.

Colour depth; Nikon D3200 has a colour depth of 24.1bits while Nikon D5100 has 23.5bits

Dynamic range; Nikon D3200 has 13.2Evs while Nikon D5100 has 13.6Evs.

External memory slot; Nikon D3200 and Nikon D5100 have external memory slots.

Remote control; Nikon D3200 and Nikon D5100 have remote controls.

Bottom line: Nikon D5100 is a better camera.

Conclusion

When we compare Nikon 5100 and D3200, we immediately realise the deviation between the two with Nikon D5100 taking the lead.