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
  1. Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
60 fps
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

galleries

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
  1. 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
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
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size
Smaller
127×97×79 mm vs 128×80×130 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
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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$368.00 vs $2,804.27
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The best price we've seen is $2,436 cheaper (7.6x less)
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 4 f-stops better
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Casio Pro EX-F1.

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
Weight Heavy Help
Pro EX-F1671 g
D5100560 g
Thickness Quite thick Help
Pro EX-F15.1"
D51003.1"
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Size Large Help
Pro EX-F1128×80×130 mm
D5100127×97×79 mm
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$700 body only

$1,008 with 55-300mm lens

Viewfinder coverage Slightly better viewfinder coverage
Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Weight Is slightly heavier
Autofocus Lacks autofocus
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$275 body only

$484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Dynamic range Has significantly narrower dynamic range
Overall image quality Has slightly lower image quality
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$370 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Casio Exilim EX-100

Casio Exilim EX-100

Pro digicam

$512

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Casio Exilim EX-FH100

Casio Exilim EX-FH100

Travel zoom

$895

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Much smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Aperture Narrower aperture
Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

Casio Exilim ZR100

Travel zoom

$445

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Much smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

$1,123 with 18-55mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$288 with 10-30mm lens

Size Much smaller
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
External flash No external flash support

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 - $547 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

$413 - $497 body only

$489 - $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
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$566 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

$677 body only

$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 D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$579 - $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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