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Advantages of the Nikon D5100

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Overall image quality
Much better image quality
80.0 vs 63.0
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Around 30% better image quality
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
230 lenses vs 55 lenses
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More than 4x more lenses available
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.6 EV vs 10.8 EV
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2.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Low light performance
Much lower noise at high ISO
1,183 ISO vs 553 ISO
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The D5100 has excellent image quality: 1.1 f-stops higher ISO than the NX11
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
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
Color depth
Better color depth
23.5 bits vs 22.7 bits
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Distinguishes 0.8 more bits of color
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 614k dots
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Around 50% higher resolution screen
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
16.1 MP vs 14 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
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Advantages of the Samsung NX11

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Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Size
Smaller
123×87×40 mm vs 127×97×79 mm
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2.3x smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.6" vs 3.1"
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Around 50% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
499 g vs 560 g
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More than 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Interchangeable lenses Interchangeable lenses Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              D51004 fps
              NX113 fps
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              D51001080p @ 30fps
              NX11720p @ 30fps

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