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

Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D100

Nikon D5200
Nikon D100

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Great image quality
Overall image quality
84.0
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D100

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5200. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D100.

differences

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
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 60fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
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
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
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 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
Significantly 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
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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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the D100.

similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
205 lenses
Common Weaknesses
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
1
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
D52000.51x
D1000.53x
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D52006,400 ISO
D1001,600 ISO
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
D52005 fps
D1003 fps
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Screen size Very small screens Help
D52003.0"
D1001.8"

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$589 - $747 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

$420 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$279 - $557 body only

$349 - $447 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

$354 body only

$429 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

$612 with 75-300mm 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

$734 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Weight Is slightly heavier
HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$897 body only

$1,170 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Weight Is slightly heavier

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 - $650 body only

$620 - $700 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

$543 with 18-70mm lens

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

$1,800 body only

$1,492 with 18-70mm lens

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

Nikon D50

Entry-level DSLR

$993 with 28-80mm lens

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

$1,568 body only

$1,429 with 18-135mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Nikon D40

Nikon D40

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$430 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

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