Nikon D7100

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Nikon D7100

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Nikon Coolpix S5300

45

Nikon Coolpix S5300

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S5300

Size
Really small
Super compact 96x58x20 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Focus points
Many focus points
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S5300

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Size
Much smaller
96x58x20 mm vs 136x107x76 mm
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9.4x smaller
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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
Focus points
More focus points
99 vs 51
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 3"
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3.6x thinner
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$109.00 vs $896.95
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The best price we've seen is $788 cheaper (8.2x less)
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
7 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
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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
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Battery life
Much longer battery life
950 shots vs 180 shots
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Around 5.5x more shots per battery charge
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
24 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 2.5x more detail in your photos
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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 13x larger sensor
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3.0"
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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 2 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 2 f-stops better
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
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Nikon Coolpix S5300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $157

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Focus points Significantly fewer focus points
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $191

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Focus points Significantly fewer focus points

              Nikon D7100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 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
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $679 - $1,025 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
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,497 - $1,597 body only

              $1,897 - $2,040 with 24-85mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,297 body only

              $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Lens availability Fewer lenses available
              Size Larger

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