Updated (August 2011): Compare the Nikon D5100 vs Nikon Coolpix P7100

Nikon D5100 vs Nikon Coolpix P7100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7100

Size
Really small
Mid size (114×77×45 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
1.8"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P7100.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$279 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
True resolution Higher true resolution
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$309 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Better image quality
Battery life Shorter battery life

Nikon Coolpix P7100 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P7800

Nikon Coolpix P7800

Pro digicam

$390

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Overall image quality Better image quality
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix P7700

Nikon Coolpix P7700

Pro digicam

$398

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
3D Takes 3D photos
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$650

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen size Smaller screen

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