Nikon D7100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix 5200

Size
Really small
Compact 88x60x37 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
180 g
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D7100

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.2" vs 1.5"
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More than 2x larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 110k dots
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More than 11x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24 MP vs 5 MP
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Capture around 5x more detail in your photos
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
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm
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More than 9.5x larger sensor
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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 6 fps vs 2.5 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder Has a through-the-lens viewfinder Pentaprism vs Tunnel
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Through-the-lens viewfinders let you see exactly what your photo will look like
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The D7100's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
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
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon 5200

Size Much smaller 88x60x37 mm vs 136x107x76 mm
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5.7x smaller
Weight Much lighter 180 g vs 765 g
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4.2x lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.5" vs 3"
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2.1x thinner
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
        D7100:Pentaprism
        5200:Tunnel
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible

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        Shared Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $999 - $1,231 body only

        $200 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $650 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $640 body only

        $850 with 18-105mm lens

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon EOS 7D

        Canon EOS 7D

        Pro DSLR

        $999 - $1,199 body only

        $1,099 - $1,605 with 28-135mm lens

        Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon D3300

        Nikon D3300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $547 with 18-55mm lens

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $641 - $699 body only

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

        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier

        Nikon D7100 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon D610

        Nikon D610

        Pro DSLR

        $1,697 body only

        $2,197 - $2,200 with 24-85mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Overall image quality Better image quality
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Nikon D750

        Nikon D750

        Pro DSLR

        $2,297 body only

        $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Lens availability Fewer lenses available
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $547 body only

        $646 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Size Slightly smaller
        Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Weather sealed No weather sealing

        Nikon Coolpix 5200 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $648 body only

        $200 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Larger screen
        True resolution Lower true resolution
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $681 - $700 body only

        $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Significantly larger
        Weight Significantly heavier

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