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    D5100 vs D7000

    There are several differences to consider when deciding whether to purchase the D5100 or D7000. They both share some of the same features, but the D5100 is just a step before the semi-pro D7000.

    First the differences:

    D5100 D7000
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    Movie HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
    HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
    HD 1,280x720 / 30 fps
    HD 1,280x720 / 24 fps
    VGA 640x424 / 30 fps
    HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
    HD 1,280x720 / 30 fps
    HD 1,280x720 / 24 fps
    VGA 640x424 / 30 fps
    File Formats Compressed 14-bit NEF (RAW)
    JPEG (Baseline Compliant)
    NEF (RAW): Lossless Compressed or Compressed 12 or 14 bit
    JPEG: JPEG-Baseline-Compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality
    Card Slot 1 SD slot 2 SD slots
    Viewfinder 95% coverage 100% coverage
    VF Magnification 0.78x 0.95x
    Lens focus body motor no yes
    Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 1/8000
    Top Continuous FPS 4 6
    Exposure Bracketing 3 frames Ī2 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 steps 2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV
    AF Points 11, 3d tracking 9, 21, 39, 3d tracking
    Flash bracketing no 2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV
    White balance bracketing 3 exposures 2 or 3 exposures
    Top FP High Speed Sync no up to 1/8000
    Nikon CLS supported supported, Built-in flash Commander Mode
    White Balance Auto
    Cloudy
    Direct Sunlight
    Flash
    Fluorescent (7 types)
    Incandescent
    Preset Manual
    Shade
    Auto (2 types)
    Auto (TTL white balance with 2,016-pixel RGB sensor)
    Cloudy
    Direct Sunlight
    Fine Tune by Kelvin color temperature setting (2,500 K to 10,000K)
    Flash
    Fluorescent (7 types)
    Incandescent
    Preset manual (up to 5 values can be stored)
    Seven manual modes with fine-tuning
    Shade
    Battery EN-EL14 EN-EL15
    Battery life 660 shots 1050 shots
    Dimensions 5.0 in. (127mm) x 3.8 in. (96.5mm) x 3.1 in. (78.7mm) 5.2 in. (132mm) x 4.1 in. (103mm) x 3.0 in. (77mm)
    Weight 19.7 oz. (560g) 24.3 oz. (690g)


    They both have:
    • The same 16.2mp CMOS sensor
    • 100-6400 ISO - Expandable 12,800, 25,600
    • Video full time auto-focus
    • Live view shooting
    • Microphone jack
    • The same 3.0in monitor (D5100 swivels)
    • Plastic bodies
    • SDXC card compatibility
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    Re: D5100 vs D7000

    Does anyone care to comment that was actually deciding between the two cameras? Which one did you choose and why?
    John

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    Re: D5100 vs D7000

    I chose the the D7000 for it's wider selection of lenses I look at them as an investment. I also like how I can fine tune almost every feature in it based on the way I shoot. Plus, more direct function buttons rather than fiddling with the menu.
    Every Photo I take is a memory I can't fake.

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    Re: D5100 vs D7000

    I still have Nikon "D" lenses which requires the use of a screw drive camera body. That just takes the D5100 out of the equation. The swivel LCD is really not the deciding factor for me. The more robust AF feature, 100% view finder, command and sub command dials matters more to me and would not settle for anything less.

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    Re: D5100 vs D7000

    fixed this comparison
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    Re: D5100 vs D7000

    Wow, who would choose the D5100 over a pro camera like the D7000?
    The D5100 is a nice camera, but more of a entry level. The D7000 is a state of the art camera.
    So many features that make it a fantastic camera. But if you are on a budget I can understand picking the D5100.
    You have to stand for something, otherwise you will fall for anything.
    Despite the high cost of living, itís still very popular.
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    I purchased the 5100 over the 7000. Price was an issue. With difference in cost I picked up flash, extra card, remote. The size of the 7000. I liked the smaller size of the 5100. I use the 7000 at work and it's a fabulous camera. But the price difference was a major issue for us. We upgraded from a d 50. I watched and read everything I could find on the net before buying the 5100. So far we are very happy with it

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    Re: D5100 vs D7000

    I think the best feature of the D5100 is it makes the fantastic sensor of the D7000 affordable for folks on an entry level budget. Almost half the cost.
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    The D7000 has a magnesium alloy body; the comparison says both are plastic. The D7000 is also weather sealed.

    I chose the D7000 because of the magnesium alloy body, the auto focus motor, and the diopter adjustment range. On the D5100, it ranges from -1.7 to +0.7. The D7000 ranges from -3 to +1. Since I need -2.25 correction, this was actually a very important spec for me.

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    Re: D5100 vs D7000

    Congrats on get the 5100 great camera enjoy.UOTE=Jigger;57845]I purchased the 5100 over the 7000. Price was an issue. With difference in cost I picked up flash, extra card, remote. The size of the 7000. I liked the smaller size of the 5100. I use the 7000 at work and it's a fabulous camera. But the price difference was a major issue for us. We upgraded from a d 50. I watched and read everything I could find on the net before buying the 5100. So far we are very happy with it[/QUOTE]
    Thanks/Like TedG954 Thanks/liked this post
     
    You have to stand for something, otherwise you will fall for anything.
    Despite the high cost of living, itís still very popular.
    Light travels faster then sound, that is why some people appear bright until they open their mouth.
    Curt





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