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Old April 23rd, 2013, 03:15 PM   #1
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well im def sold on getting a nikon and have narrowed it down to two, either the 5100 or the 5200. I dont know jack squat about nikons but I love some of the photos and videos ive seen online. My main use will be video and film making type stuff, almost strictly shooting in 24p and I heavily prefer manual controls and hardly ever would i use auto anything. My main question is should I spend more and get the 5200 or would the 5100 give me similar quality for less money? The main negatives Ive read is how hard it is to get the cameras into manual.

Some of the video footage Ive seen from the nikons just cant be beat so im willing to miss out on a few things for that excellent video quality but wondering about the manual controls and also how much better the 5200 is for video.

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Old April 26th, 2013, 11:48 AM   #2
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Re: 5100/5200

Full manual on the D5200 and the video quality is stellar. Slightly better than the D5100. In my opinion worth it.
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Old September 13th, 2013, 06:45 AM   #3
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I've just ordered a 5100 today for video as I own a lot of good Nikon glass.
Both cameras are good but with the extra pixels on the 5200 it can sometimes cause the horrible aliasing.
It will do my job as I only intend using it on my glidetrack and for the occasional music video I shoot.
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Old September 13th, 2013, 10:08 AM   #4
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I have been using a 5100 for around 6 months now. I do a lot of stills and some video so far. I'm still learning how to control the video as you have to play a lot with locking it down since it doesn't have full manual control, but it is workable and great quality for the price. If I could have spent a little more I think I would have gone with the 7100, but my budget wouldn't allow it.
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