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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera 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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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
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $378.00 vs $1,617.29
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The best price we've seen is $1,239 cheaper (4.3x 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
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 Common Weaknesses
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
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
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $550 body only

$549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Lacks autofocus
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$929 body only

$950 - $1,079 with 18-105mm lens

Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $1,098 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

Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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-ZR1000

Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

Travel zoom

$229

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Much smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Aperture Narrower aperture
Casio Exilim EX-FH25

Casio Exilim EX-FH25

Super zoom

$1,249

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Significantly smaller
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
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 much slower
Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 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

$319 - $657 body only

$477 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly 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 body only

$597 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Overall image quality Better image quality
Battery life Shorter battery life
Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$439 - $547 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
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$747 body only

$629 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Lowest price More expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$680 - $700 body only

$489 - $820 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Weight Lighter
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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