Nikon D5100 vs. Nikon D5200 vs. Nikon D800 vs. Nikon D800E vs. Nikon D4

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Apr 5, 2011
Nov 6, 2012
Feb 7, 2012
Feb 7, 2012
Jan 6, 2012
 
 
With 18-55mm VR lens: Eu: €920 UK: £820
US: $2999.95 UK: £2599.99 EU: €2829
US: $3,299.95 UK: £2689.99 EU: €3171
US: $5999.95, UK: £4799.99
 
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Large SLR
 
 
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
 
4928 x 3264
6000 x 4000
7360 x 4912
7360 x 4912
4928 x 3280
3696 x 2448, 2464 x 1632
4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000
6144 x 4912, 6144 x 4080, 5520 x 3680, 4800 x 3200, 4608 x 3680, 4608 x 3056, 3680 x 2456, 3600 x 2400, 3072 x 2456, 3072 x 2040, 2400 x 1600
6144 x 4912, 6144 x 4080, 5520 x 3680, 4800 x 3200, 4608 x 3680, 4608 x 3056, 3680 x 2456, 3600 x 2400, 3072 x 2456, 3072 x 2040, 2400 x 1600
4096 x 2720, 4096 x 3280, 3696 x 2456, 3200 x 2128, 3072 x 2456, 3072 x 2040, 2464 x 1640, 2400 x 1592, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1640, 1600 x 1064
3:2
3:2
5:4, 3:2
5:4, 3:2
5:4, 3:2
16 megapixels
24 megapixels
36 megapixels
36 megapixels
16 megapixels
 
25 megapixels
37 megapixels
37 megapixels
17 megapixels
APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Full frame (36 x 23.9 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Expeed 2
Expeed 3
Expeed 3
Expeed 3
Expeed 3
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
 
Primary Color Filter
Primary Color Filter
RGB Color Filter Array
 
Auto, 100- 6400 (plus 12800, 25600 with boost)
Auto, 100 - 6400 (25600 with boost)
100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)
100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (204800 with boost)
 
 
50
50
50
25600
25600
25600
25600
204800
12
12
12
12
12
Yes (5)
Yes (5)
Yes (5)
Yes (5)
Yes (4)
No
No
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
 
 
 
  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed
  • TIFF (RGB)
  • JPEG
  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed
  • TIFF (RGB)
  • JPEG
  • NEF (12-bit or 14-bit, compressed or lossless compressed RAW)
  • NEF + JPEG
  • TIFF
  • JPEG
 
  • 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
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Live View
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
11
39
51
51
51
Nikon F
Nikon F
Nikon F
Nikon F
Nikon F
1.5×
1.5×
1×
1×
1×
 
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
3
3
3.2
3.2
3.2
921,000
921,000
921,000
921,000
921,000
No
No
No
No
No
TFT LCD monitor
TFT LCD monitor
TFT Color LCD with 170 degrees wide-viewing angle
TFT Color LCD with 170 degrees wide-viewing angle
TFT color LCD with brightness control
Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
95%
95%
100%
100%
100%
0.78× (0.52× 35mm equiv.)
0.78× (0.52× 35mm equiv.)
0.7×
0.7×
0.7×
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
 
 
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
  • 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)
Yes (pop-up)
No
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 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, Wireless plus sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
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, High-speed sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain, High-speed sync
Auto, On, Off, Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync
 
1/200 sec
1/250 sec
1/250 sec
1/250 sec
 
  • Single frame
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • 2s Delayed remote
  • Quick-response remote
  • Quiet shutter release
  • S (single frame)
  • CL (continuous low speed)
  • CH (continuous high speed)
  • Q (quiet shutter-release)
  • MUP (mirror up)
  • Self-timer
  • S (single frame)
  • CL (continuous low speed)
  • CH (continuous high speed)
  • Q (quiet shutter-release)
  • MUP (mirror up)
  • Self-timer
  • Single frame
  • Continuous low speed
  • Continuous high speed
  • Quiet shutter-release
  • Self-timer
  • Mirror up
4.0 fps
5.0 fps
4.0 fps
4.0 fps
11.0 fps
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Yes (2 to 20 sec, 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 sec)
Yes (2 to 20 sec, 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 sec)
Yes (2-20 seconds, 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 seconds)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • 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, 1 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 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, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
(2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
(2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 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 (2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3)
Yes (2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3)
Yes (2-9 frames in steps of 1, 2, or 3)
 
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)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
MPEG-4
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
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
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
CompactFlash, XQD
 
 
None
None
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Type C )
Yes
Yes
 
 
 
No
No
 
 
 
Eye-Fi Connected
Optional
 
 
Optional
 
 
 
 
via WT-5, WT-5A
Yes (Optional ML-L3)
Yes (Optional ML-L3 or WR-R10)
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
Yes (via ten-pin remote terminal)
 
No
No
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL18 rechargeable battery & charger
560 g (1.23 lb / 19.75 oz)
555 g (1.22 lb / 19.58 oz)
1000 g (2.20 lb / 35.27 oz)
1000 g (2.20 lb / 35.27 oz)
1340 g (2.95 lb / 47.27 oz)
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)
146 x 123 x 82 mm (5.75 x 4.84 x 3.23)
146 x 123 x 82 mm (5.75 x 4.84 x 3.23)
160 x 157 x 91 mm (6.3 x 6.18 x 3.58)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (Playback speed 24x to 36000x )
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
GP-1
GP-1
GP-1
GP-1
GP-1 or GPS device compliant with NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01 (requires optional MC-35 GPS adapter cord and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)