Updated (October, 2012): Compare the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 vs Nikon D5200

Nikon D5100 vs Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1

Nikon D5100
Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
60 fps
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

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Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

differences

Advantages of the Casio Pro EX-F1

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
1,200 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
60 fps vs 4 fps
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15x faster continuous shooting
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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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
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Size
Smaller
127x96x78 mm vs 128x80x130 mm
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Around 30% smaller
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
16.1 MP vs 5.9 MP
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Capture more than 2.5x more detail in your photos
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Thickness
Significantly thinner
3.1" vs 5.1"
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Around 40% thinner
Weight
Lighter
560 g vs 671 g
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Around 20% lighter
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
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The D5100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
Pro EX-F1Digital
D5100Pentamirror
Common Weaknesses
Thickness Quite thick Help
Pro EX-F15.1"
D51003.1"
Weight Heavy Help
Pro EX-F1671 g
D5100560 g
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Size Large Help
Pro EX-F1128x80x130 mm
D5100127x96x78 mm
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$714 body only

$1,026 with 55-300mm lens

Viewfinder coverage Slightly better viewfinder coverage
Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Weight Is slightly heavier
Autofocus Lacks autofocus
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$749 - $778 body only

$849 - $1,448 with 28-135mm lens

Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Weight Is significantly heavier
Autofocus Lacks autofocus

Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Casio Exilim EX-FH25

Casio Exilim EX-FH25

Super zoom

$1,890

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Smaller
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Super zoom

$154

Wide angle Much better wide angle
3D Takes 3D photos
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Casio Exilim EX-FH100

Casio Exilim EX-FH100

Travel zoom

$1,590

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Much smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Aperture Narrower aperture
Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

Travel zoom

$240

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Much smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Aperture Narrower aperture
Casio Exilim EX-100

Casio Exilim EX-100

Pro digicam

$495

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$279 - $547 body only

$447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Slightly smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 - $547 body only

$499 - $550 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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$627 body only

$480 - $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
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$629 body only

$549 - $629 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$570 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

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

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