Nikon D5100 vs. D5200

Started Jun 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
KennyXL Contributing Member • Posts: 787
Re: Nikon D5100 vs. D5200

trut_maluglist wrote:

What are the primary differences between the D5100 and the D5200? Are these differences enough to justify the ~$200 price difference?

I owned both.  For pretty much everything except IQ, the D5200 was measurably better than the D5100.  For IQ, the D5100 was slightly better, but it probably wouldn't be noticeable in most applications.  If I had to buy one of the two again, I'd be hard-pressed to decide since IQ tends to be the most important consideration to me, but the D5200 is so much better than the D5100 in every other feature.  I'd probably buy a used D5100 since I already have a D800 that meets my other needs as far as features go.

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