Nikon D5100 (Body Only) comparison

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Nikon D5100 (Body Only)

Nikon D5100 (Body Only)
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Nikon D5200 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)

Nikon D5200 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)
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Nikon D3200 (with 18-55mm VR lens, Black)

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Nikon D7000 (Body Only)

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Nikon D3100 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)

Nikon D3100 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)
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Price $669 at 1 store $696 to $1,086 at 6 stores $476 to $1,073 at 8 stores $389 to $405 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 5.0 stars out of 4 reviews 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews 4.0 stars out of 39 reviews 4.0 stars out of 26 reviews
Release date April 15, 2011 November 06, 2012 April 18, 2012 October 15, 2010 September 01, 2010
The Bottom Line Though it doesn't rank first based on any individual aspect of the camera, the Nikon D5100 delivers a solid combination of image quality, performance, features, and design that puts it out in front if you're looking for a well-rounded option under $1,000. The Nikon D5200 makes a great choice for family and vacation photographers. A solid if unexceptional entry-level dSLR, the Nikon D3200 should still please most folks looking for an upgrade from their point-and-shoots. An excellent dSLR for experienced shooters or Nikon professionals looking for a relatively cheap option, the Nikon D7000 delivers on almost all counts, including the company's best shooting design to date. A very good entry-level dSLR, the Nikon D3100 delivers excellent photo quality in a body that's streamlined for experienced photographers, but relatively unintimidating for the less advanced. Its only weakness is performance; though solid, it nevertheless lags behind the competition.

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Type LCD display - Low Temperature Poly-Silicon (LTPS) - 3 in - Color
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
Dimensions (W x D x H) 5 in x 3.1 in x 3.8 in
5.1 in x 3.9 in x 3.1 in
4.9 in x 3 in x 3.8 in
5.2 in x 3 in x 4.1 in
4.9 in x 3 in x 3.8 in
Lens System Info unavailable 3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 G ED II Nikon AF-S DX
3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR
Info unavailable 3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR
Optical sensor type CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO 100-6400
ISO 12800
ISO 25600
ISO auto
ISO 100-6400
ISO 12800
ISO 25600
ISO auto
ISO 100-6400
ISO 12800
ISO auto
ISO auto
ISO 100-25600
ISO 6400
ISO 12800
ISO 100-3200
ISO auto
Video capture MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
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MOV - 1280 x 720 -
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H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
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H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 424 -
H.264 - 640 x 424 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 424 -
H.264 - 640 x 424 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 424 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
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Battery technology Lithium ion
Info unavailable Info unavailable Lithium ion
Lithium ion
Weight 19.8 oz
17.8 oz
16 oz
1.5 lbs
16 oz
Product Type Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera
- SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
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