General

Nikon D5100 Nikon D7000
Brand
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Nikon Nikon
Lowest price
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$352.00 $622.98
Announced
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April, 2011 September, 2010

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CMOS
Size
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APS-C 23.6x15.6mm APS-C 23.6x15.6mm
Crop factor
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1.5x 1.5x
Megapixels
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16.1 MP 16.1 MP
Light sensitivity
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6,400 ISO 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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25,600 ISO 25,600 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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16.1 MP 16.1 MP
Native resolution
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4928 x 3264 4928 x 3262
Pixel size
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22.9 µm² 22.9 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3.0" 3.0"
Resolution
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920k dots 920k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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Yes No
Live view
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Yes Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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205 lenses 205 lenses
Lens mount
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Nikon F Nikon F

Form factor

Size
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127x96x78 mm 132x105x77 mm
Depth
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3.1" 3"
Weight
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560 g 780 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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No Yes
Built-in focus motor
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No Yes

Viewfinder

Type
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Pentamirror Pentaprism
Viewfinder size
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0.51x 0.62x
Coverage
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95% 100%

Movies

Format
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1080p @ 30fps 1080p @ 24fps
Supports 24p
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Yes Yes
High-speed framerate
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None None
External mic jack
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Yes Yes
Autofocus
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Contrast detection Contrast detection
Continuous focus
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Yes Yes
All formats
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1080p @ 30fps
1080p @ 24fps
720p @ 24fps
640 x 424 @ 24fps
720p @ 30fps
640 x 424 @ 30fps
720p @ 30fps
720p @ 24fps
1080p @ 24fps

Features

Panorama
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No No
HDR
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Yes No
3D
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No No
Image stabilization
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None None
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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500 ms 400 ms
Shutter lag
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273 ms 238 ms
Battery life
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660 shots 1050 shots
Continuous shooting
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4 fps 6 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points
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11 39
Cross type focus points
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1 9

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s 1/8000s
Min
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30s 30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes Yes
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1 2
Supported formats
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SDXC
SD
SDHC
SD
SDXC
SDHC
SD
SDXC
SDHC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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80.0 80.0
Color depth
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23.5 bits 23.5 bits
Dynamic range
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13 EV 13.9 EV
Low light performance
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1,183 ISO 1,167 ISO
Nikon D5100
D5100
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Nikon D7000
D7000
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