Nikon D5100 vs Casio Exilim EX-FH25

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Nikon D5100

50

Casio Exilim EX-FH25

42

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim EX-FH25

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,000 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
40 fps

Items often bought with the Nikon D5100 or Casio EX-FH25

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

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Advantages of the Casio EX-FH25

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
1,000 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
40 fps vs 4 fps
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10x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
122×81×83 mm vs 127×97×79 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Slightly lighter
524 g vs 560 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon D5100

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
True resolution
Higher true resolution
16.1 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Lowest price
Cheaper
$368.00 vs $1,395.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,027 cheaper (3.8x less)
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3.1" vs 3.3"
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Around 10% thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              EX-FH253.3"
              D51003.1"
              Weight Heavy Help
              EX-FH25524 g
              D5100560 g
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Size Large Help
              EX-FH25122×81×83 mm
              D5100127×97×79 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Canon Kiss X5

              Canon Kiss X5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $495 - $649 body only

              $581 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $263 body only

              $358 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range Has much narrower dynamic range
              Overall image quality Has slightly lower image quality
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $670 body only

              $615 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Canon Kiss X8i

              Canon Kiss X8i

              Entry-level DSLR

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus

              Casio Exilim EX-FH25 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II

              Super zoom

              $1,279 - $1,298

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Casio Exilim EX-FH20

              Casio Exilim EX-FH20

              Super zoom

              $1,350

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1

              Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1

              Pro digicam

              $2,860

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Casio Exilim EX-FH100

              Casio Exilim EX-FH100

              Travel zoom

              $895

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon D5100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $405 - $497 body only

              $479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $561 - $747 body only

              $689 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Larger screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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