Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Nikon D5200 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Nikon D5100

Winner
Nikon D5100

81

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Samsung Galaxy Camera

55

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy Camera

Screen size
Large screen
4.8"
Size
Really small
Compact 128x70x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon D5100

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 13x larger sensor
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 16.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 660 shots vs 340 shots
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More than 90% more shots per battery charge
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The D5100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 16s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Samsung Camera

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Screen size Much larger screen 4.8" vs 3.0"
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60% larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size Significantly smaller 128x70x19 mm vs 127x96x78 mm
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5.5x smaller
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.8" vs 3.1"
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4.1x thinner
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Weight Significantly lighter 300 g vs 560 g
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Around 50% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $50.21 vs $436.95
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The best price we've seen is $387 cheaper (8.7x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon D5100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $749 body only

              $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $650 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Slightly smaller
              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $600 - $680 body only

              $816 - $830 with 18-105mm lens

              Lens focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus

              Samsung Galaxy Camera Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Travel zoom

              $625

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Travel zoom

              $1,027

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $345 - $398

              Zoom More zoom
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $310 - $429 with 20-50mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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