• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Nikon D5200 advantages over Samsung NX1100

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,284 vs 852 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.9 vs 12.5 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 320 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More pixels
    24.1 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle kit lens
    27 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 11 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Samsung NX1100 advantages over Nikon D5200

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    37 mm vs 78 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    400g vs 827g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 4.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Captures sharp, detailed photos with its new 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, even at higher ISOs; Features a familiar (D5100) but refined body design; Records Full HD video with full-time autofocus tracking; Packs a ton of advanced features into a consumer-friendly body at a great price.

  • Autofocuses a little slowly for its class and struggles at times in low light; Changing some basic settings takes more time and effort than it should; Mediocre kit lens.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A65

Nikon D5200
Sony A65
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung NX1100
Sony A65
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection

Compared to Samsung NX1000

Nikon D5200
Samsung NX1000
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $355
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung NX1100
Samsung NX1000
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • $355
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon D3200

Nikon D5200
Nikon D3200
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $477
  • APS-C
  • Bigger RAW buffer
Samsung NX1100
Nikon D3200
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Thinner
  • $477
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony A58

Nikon D5200
Sony A58
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung NX1100
Sony A58
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Sony A5000

Nikon D5200
Sony A5000
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $538
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Samsung NX1100
Sony A5000
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe
  • $538
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
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