Updated (January 2014): Compare the Nikon D5100 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Samsung Galaxy Camera vs Nikon D5100

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Reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy Camera

Large screen
Screen size
4.8"
Really small
Size
Compact (129×71×19 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

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

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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
Battery life
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
True resolution
Higher true resolution
16.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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"
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60% larger screen
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size
Significantly smaller
129×71×19 mm vs 127×97×79 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
Lighter
300 g vs 560 g
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Around 50% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$108.95 vs $368.00
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The best price we've seen is $259 cheaper (3.4x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              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
              Common Weaknesses

              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

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon D5100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $405 - $497 body only

              $479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $561 - $747 body only

              $689 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon Kiss X5

              Canon Kiss X5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Larger screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              Samsung Galaxy Camera Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Travel zoom

              $310 - $349

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              $763

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Waterproof Waterproof
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              Waterproof

              $412

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $209

              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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