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

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
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 Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
Pro EX-F1:Digital
D5100:Pentamirror
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
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$997 body only

$1,170 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier

Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Casio Exilim EX-FH25

Casio Exilim EX-FH25

Super zoom

$1,395

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Significantly smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Casio Exilim EX-FH20

Casio Exilim EX-FH20

Super zoom

$1,350

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Smaller
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 - $375 with 10-30mm lens

Size Much smaller
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
External flash No external flash support
Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

Travel zoom

$216

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Much smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $798

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$302 - $557 body only

$379 - $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

$547 body only

$499 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Better image quality
Battery life Shorter battery life
Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $536 body only

$579 - $599 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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$429 - $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 D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$235 body only

$375 with 18-55mm lens

Size Slightly smaller
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Overall image quality Worse image quality

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