Nikon D7100 vs Nikon Coolpix S5300

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Nikon D7100

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Nikon Coolpix S5300

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S5300

Size
Really small
Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Focus points
Many focus points
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Advantages of the Nikon S5300

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Size
Much smaller
97×58×21 mm vs 136×107×76 mm
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9.4x smaller
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Weight
Much lighter
138 g vs 675 g
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4.9x lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 3"
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3.6x thinner
Focus points
More focus points
99 vs 51
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
7 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$137.97 vs $713.00
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The best price we've seen is $575 cheaper (5.2x less)
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Advantages of the Nikon D7100

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Battery life
Much longer battery life
950 shots vs 180 shots
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Around 5.5x more shots per battery charge
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
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
24 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 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
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentaprism vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The D7100's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The D7100's boost ISO is 4 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              S53001/4000s
              D71001/8000s
              Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

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              No significant shared competitors found.

              Nikon Coolpix S5300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $117

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom More zoom
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $195 - $209

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $89

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle

              Nikon D7100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7200

              Nikon D7200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $979 - $1,097 body only

              $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $559 - $747 body only

              $689 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $999 body only

              $919 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $465 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $720 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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