Nikon D5000 vs. Nikon D5100 vs. Nikon D5200

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Apr 14, 2009
Apr 5, 2011
Nov 6, 2012
 
 
 
With 18-55mm VR lens: Eu: €920 UK: £820
 
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
 
4288 x 2848
4928 x 3264
6000 x 4000
3216 x 2136, 2144 x 1424
3696 x 2448, 2464 x 1632
4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000
3:2
3:2
3:2
12 megapixels
16 megapixels
24 megapixels
13 megapixels
 
25 megapixels
APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)
APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Expeed
Expeed 2
Expeed 3
 
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
Auto, 200 - 3200 (plus 6400 with boost)
Auto, 100- 6400 (plus 12800, 25600 with boost)
Auto, 100 - 6400 (25600 with boost)
6400
25600
25600
12
12
12
Yes (5)
Yes (5)
Yes (5)
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
 
 
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
11
11
39
Nikon F
Nikon F
Nikon F
1.5×
1.5×
1.5×
 
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
2.7
3
3
230,000
921,000
921,000
No
No
No
 
TFT LCD monitor
TFT LCD monitor
Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
95%
95%
95%
0.78× (0.52× 35mm equiv.)
0.78× (0.52× 35mm equiv.)
0.78× (0.52× 35mm equiv.)
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
 
 
  • Auto
  • Portrait
  • Child
  • Close up
  • Night Portrait
  • Party/indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Color Sketch
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
17.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
 
 
1/200 sec
 
 
  • Single frame
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • 2s Delayed remote
  • Quick-response remote
  • Quiet shutter release
4.0 fps
4.0 fps
5.0 fps
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
 
1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps), 320 x 216 (24 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30, 25, 24 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Motion JPEG
MPEG-4
MPEG-4, H.264
 
 
1920 x 1080, 60i (59.94 fields/s)/ 50i (50 fields/s), high/normal 1920 x 1080, 30 p (progressive)/25p/24p, high/normal
Mono
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC card
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
None
 
 
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
Optional
Yes (Optional (ML-L3))
Yes (Optional ML-L3)
Yes (Optional ML-L3 or WR-R10)
 
No
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Nikon EN-EL9a Lithium-Ion battery
Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
590 g (1.30 lb / 20.81 oz)
560 g (1.23 lb / 19.75 oz)
555 g (1.22 lb / 19.58 oz)
127 x 104 x 80 mm (5 x 4.09 x 3.15)
128 x 97 x 79 mm (5.04 x 3.82 x 3.11)
129 x 98 x 78 mm (5.08 x 3.86 x 3.07)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
GP-1
GP-1
GP-1