• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Advantages

Nikon D5100 over Nikon D7000

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Lighter weight
    829g vs 1234g
    Lighter weight
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 14 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)

Nikon D7000 over Nikon D5100

  • More cross-type AF points
    9 vs 1
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • More AF points
    39 vs 11
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Faster RAW shooting
    2.1 fps vs 1.3 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    2.1 fps vs 1.4 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    5.8x vs 3.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Review Excerpt

  • Side-mounted tilt / swivel LCD screen; same sensor and processing as the Nikon D7000; good speed and battery life; in-camera HDR and filter effects; Full HD video capture with aperture control; audio levels control and external microphone jack.

  • AF-S lens mount doesn't offer autofocus with screw-drive lenses; popup flash isn't the greatest; no built-in wireless flash control; HDR function doesn't microalign source images.

  • Very good image quality; Better than average noise vs. detail handling at high ISOs; Very good dynamic range in JPEGs, excellent in RAW files; Lots of high-end features in a relatively compact body; 6 fps burst mode.

  • Viewfinder not as accurate as specified; Viewfinder doesn't show ISO unless adjusting; No live histogram in Live View mode; No phase-detect Live View AF mode.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 7D

Nikon D5100
Canon 7D
  • $590
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1365
  • APS-C
  • 60p
  • More cross-type AF points
Nikon D7000
Canon 7D
  • $873
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Dual card slots
  • $1365
  • APS-C
  • 60p
  • More cross-type AF points

Compared to Canon T3i

Nikon D5100
Canon T3i
  • $590
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • 60p
  • Faster RAW shooting
Nikon D7000
Canon T3i
  • $873
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • 60p

Compared to Canon T5i

Nikon D5100
Canon T5i
  • $590
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Nikon D7000
Canon T5i
  • $873
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Pentax K-50

Nikon D5100
Pentax K-50
  • $590
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • External Mic
  • $395
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D7000
Pentax K-50
  • $873
  • APS-C
  • Longer battery life
  • External Mic
  • $395
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Pentax K-500

Nikon D5100
Pentax K-500
  • $590
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • External Mic
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D7000
Pentax K-500
  • $873
  • APS-C
  • External Mic
  • Dual card slots
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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