Updated (October, 2013): Compare the Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Overall image quality
Great image quality
84.0
Color depth
Great color depth
24.2 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D100

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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D5200

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 118k dots
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Around 8x higher resolution screen
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24 MP vs 6 MP
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Capture around 4x more detail in your photos
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 60fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
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
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Size Smaller 129x98x78 mm vs 144x116x81 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The D5200's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight Significantly lighter 555 g vs 780 g
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Around 30% lighter
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Thickness Thinner 3.1" vs 3.2"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D100

Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder 0.53x vs 0.51x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
205 lenses
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
D5200:0.51x
D100:0.53x
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D5200:6,400 ISO
D100:1,600 ISO
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
D5200:5 fps
D100:3 fps
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
D5200:APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
D100:APS-C 23.7x15.5mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$747 body only

$650 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$547 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Weight Is slightly lighter
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 body only

$477 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$378 - $415 body only

$495 - $562 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
Cross type focus points Has slightly fewer cross-type focus points
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $648 body only

$200 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$640 body only

$850 with 18-105mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Weight Is slightly heavier
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$641 - $699 body only

$450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Weight Is slightly heavier
Size Is slightly larger

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$200 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Color depth Worse color depth

Nikon D100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D70

Nikon D70

Pro DSLR

Size Smaller
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D200

Nikon D200

Pro DSLR

$667 with 18-200mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Weight Heavier
Nikon D50

Nikon D50

Entry-level DSLR

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Size Smaller
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$975 body only

$569 with 18-135mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder

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