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

Nikon Coolpix P7100 vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P7100

58

Nikon D5100

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7100

Really small
Size
Mid size (114×77×45 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Thin
Thickness
1.8"
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay
Color depth
Great color depth
23.5 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.6 EV

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 Coolpix P7100 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Pro digicam

Aperture Much wider aperture
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Pro digicam

$399

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Lighter
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$650

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

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$431 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$393 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$396 - $597 body only

$466 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

discussion

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