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

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

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Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1

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
 

differences

Advantages of the Casio Pro EX-F1

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Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
60 fps vs 4 fps
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15x faster continuous shooting
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
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
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
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
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm
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More than 9.5x larger sensor
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
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
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
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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 Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
Pro EX-F1:Digital
D5100:Pentamirror
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Weight Heavy Help
Pro EX-F1:671 g
D5100:560 g
Thickness Quite thick Help
Pro EX-F1:5.1"
D5100:3.1"
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Size Large Help
Pro EX-F1:128x80x130 mm
D5100:127x96x78 mm
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$309 - $527 body only

$389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 body only

$597 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Focus points Has slightly more focus points
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$272 body only

$390 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range Has significantly narrower dynamic range
Overall image quality Has slightly lower image quality
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$929 body only

$900 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Weight Is slightly heavier
Autofocus Lacks autofocus
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,499 body only

$1,099 - $1,978 with 28-135mm lens

Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Weight Is significantly heavier

Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Casio Exilim EX-FH25

Casio Exilim EX-FH25

Super zoom

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Significantly smaller
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Casio Exilim EX-FH100

Casio Exilim EX-FH100

Travel zoom

$1,975

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

$617

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

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

Casio Exilim EX-FH20

Super zoom

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Smaller
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Macro focus Much worse macro capability

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $550 body only

$549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$430 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Weight Lighter
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$625 body only

$679 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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