Nikon D5100 vs Nikon Coolpix 5200

Winner
Nikon D5100

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
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 5200

Size
Really small
Compact (88×60×37 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
180 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.
Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix 5200.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $447 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

$324 body only

$399 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Battery life Shorter battery life

Nikon Coolpix 5200 Competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$470 - $649 body only

$549 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$669 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$309 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger

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