NIKON DSLR D5100 and D7000 are the most popular and reliable DSLR you can now get in the market. I already wrote two separate articles about NIKON DSLR D5100 and D7000. However, since these two camera's are very similar to each other, I decided to take a much closer look on Specs, Price, and Features of the NIKON DSLR D7000 VS D5100, and make a very good comparison out of it. So, If you are a DSLR Camera enthusiast, or just planning to buy one, then this page is for you! Let's check it out!
NIKON DSLR D5100 VS D7000 - THE PRICES, SPECS, AND FEATURES COMPARISON
On my two separate previous post about NIKON DSLR D5100 and D7000. I already wrote the price, specs and features. We already know that these two camera's are running on the same XPEED 2 Processor, producing a 16.2 Mega-pixel output. Both camera's are on the same DX -Image Sensor Format. But, this article is different. Since, these two camera's are great and very similar to each other, before we decide which one to buy, let's have a good comparison first.
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THE NIKON PRICE SPECS AND FEATURES COMPARISON
BODY: NIKON DSLR D5100 VS D7000
If your plan is to use one of these camera's for a professional photography career, and you will take it anywhere. Then, make sure that you consider the body of the DSLR that you are planning to buy. The NIKON DSLR D7000 has a compact body, yet have a very durable -magnesium alloy on top and rear covers. Making it very tough, with superior weather and dust seals. Obviously, for the BODY, we have to give it to the D7000.
SHOOTING SPEED: NIKON DSLR D7000 VS D5100What we are talking about here is the TOP Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution. The NIKON DSLR D7000 is can perform up to 6 frames per second -(CIPA Guidelines). While the D5100, its top speed is just 4 frames per second. Shooting speed is very important, especially if you are covering a sports or any event that requires to shoot fast moving objects. Because, we don't wanna miss a thing, every seconds count. For the SHOOTING SPEED, the winner is the D7000.
VIDEO QUALITY: NIKON DSLR D5100 VS D7000
If you are looking for the best Movie or Video quality, The NIKON DSLR D5100 is capable of FULL HD Movie: 1,920x1,080 / 30 frames per second. While, the D7000 can also produce a FULL HD Movie: 1,920x1,080 / but, only at 24 frames per second. For the VIDEO QUALITY, the winner is the D5100!
CARD SLOT: NIKON DSLR D7000 VS D5100
For Professional photographers who often use their camera's to cover events like wedding, concerts or any gatherings, card memory is so important. The NIKON DSLR D7000 can actually make your worries disappear, giving you Two (2) precious card slots. On the other hand, D5100 just have one (1) card slot. Both of them can accommodate SD, SDHC and SDXC Memory Cards. The winner for the CARD SLOT, is the D7000.
PRICE: NIKON DSLR D5100 VS D7000Why the price is so important?! NIKON DSLR D7000 is $1,199.95, while the NIKON DSLR D5100 is just $899.95. If you are just a student, in a tight budget or you just want to have your own DSLR Camera, of course, you want to buy the camera that is worth buying. If you get the NIKON DSLR D5100, you can save as much as $300! For the PRICE, of course, I would give this one to D5100!
AF POINTS: NIKON DSLR D7000 VS D5100
AF or Auto-Focus mode is very important in a DSLR Camera. AF points give Sports, Bird, Wildlife shooters a much better and accurate focus giving you a sharp photo output. The D7000's number of AF points: 9, 21,39 and 39 for 3D-tracking. While, D5100 only has 11 AF points. AF POINTS goes to D7000.
BATTERY LIFE: NIKON DSLR D7000 VS D5100
If you are covering an event, you can't afford to waste your time in dealing with your battery. The D7000's Battery is EN-EL15 Lithium-ion, and can do 1,050 shots (CIPA)! While the D5100's is EN-EL14 Li-ion, than can only do 660 shots (CIPA). For the Battery Life, the D7000 wins!
Based on our comparison between the great NIKON DSLR Cameras: D7000 and D5100, both camera's are truly worth buying. But, I guess, If budget is not an issue, and you want a tougher camera and you will use it more on Professional -events, wildlife or sports photography. I believe that the D7000 is still the best choice! But, If you are in a tight budget, and you will use it more for making videos, then, buy the D5100! I think, that's all for now! 'Till next time!
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