Nikon D5100 vs Olympus C900Z

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Nikon D5100

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
230 lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus C900Z

Size
Really small
Standard size (127×67×54 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.1"
Weight
Light-weight
320 g

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.
Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Olympus C900Z.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

$567 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,150 with 18-140mm lens

Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$425 body only

$532 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

Olympus C900Z Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

Compact

$393

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$332 body only

$598 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Larger
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Canon PowerShot A50

Digicam

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

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