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

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

vs

Nikon D100

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
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D100

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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

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
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
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
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

$697 body only

$599 - $797 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

$439 - $497 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 - $527 body only

$389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $699 body only

$597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$360 - $378 body only

$429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
Cross type focus points Has slightly fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$625 body only

$679 - $1,025 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
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $550 body only

$549 - $630 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 D5200 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D5200.

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 D40

Nikon D40

Entry-level DSLR

$452 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much smaller
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Nikon D200

Nikon D200

Pro DSLR

$749 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

$699 body only

$993 with 28-80mm lens

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

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