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Nikon D5100 vs Panasonic FZ1000

The Nikon D5100 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in April 2011 and June 2014. The D5100 is a DSLR, while the FZ1000 is a fixed lens compact. The cameras are based on an APS-C (D5100) and an one-inch (FZ1000) sensor. The Nikon has a resolution of 16.1 megapixels, whereas the Panasonic provides 20 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Nikon D5100 versus Panasonic FZ1000
Nikon D5100 Panasonic FZ1000
Digital single lens reflex Fixed lens compact camera
Nikon F mount lenses 25-400mm f/2.8-4.0
16.1 MP, APS-C Sensor 20 MP, 1" Sensor
1080/30p Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 100-6,400 (100 - 25,600) ISO 125-12,800 (80 - 25,600)
Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder (2359k dots)
3.0 LCD, 921k dots 3.0 LCD, 921k dots
Swivel screen (not touch-sensitive) Swivel screen (not touch-sensitive)
4 shutter flaps per second 12 shutter flaps per second
660 shots per battery charge360 shots per battery charge
128 x 97 x 79 mm, 560 g 137 x 99 x 131 mm, 831 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon D5100 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Nikon D5100 and the Panasonic FZ1000 is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Nikon D5100 vs Panasonic FZ1000
Compare D5100 versus FZ1000 top
Comparison D5100 or FZ1000 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Panasonic FZ1000 is notably larger (9 percent) than the Nikon D5100. In this context, it is worth noting that neither the D5100 nor the FZ1000 are weather-sealed.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the FZ1000 has a lens built in, whereas the D5100 is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup. You can compare the optics available for the D5100 and their specifications in the Nikon Lens Catalog.

Concerning battery life, the D5100 gets 660 shots out of its EN-EL14 battery, while the FZ1000 can take 360 images on a single charge of its DMW-BLC12 power pack.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. If you would like to visualize and compare a different camera combination, you can navigate to the CAM-parator app and make your selection from a broad list of cameras there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon D5100 128 mm 97 mm 79 mm 560 g 660 n Apr 2011 749i
2.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 137 mm 99 mm 131 mm 831 g 360 n Jun 2014 899i
3.
 
Canon G3 X 123 mm 77 mm 105 mm 733 g 300 Y Jun 2015 999 i
4.
 
Canon T2i 129 mm 98 mm 62 mm 530 g 440 n Feb 2010 699i
5.
 
Nikon D5600 124 mm 97 mm 70 mm 465 g 970 n Nov 2016 699 i
6.
 
Nikon D5300 125 mm 98 mm 76 mm 480 g 600 n Oct 2013 799i
7.
 
Nikon D3200 125 mm 96 mm 77 mm 505 g 540 n Apr 2012 599i
8.
 
Nikon D5200 129 mm 98 mm 78 mm 555 g 500 n Nov 2012 749i
9.
 
Nikon D7000 132 mm 105 mm 77 mm 780 g 1050 Y Sep 2010 1,499i
10.
 
Nikon D3100 124 mm 96 mm 75 mm 505 g 550 n Aug 2010 599i
11.
 
Nikon D5000 127 mm 104 mm 80 mm 590 g 510 n Apr 2009 749i
12.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 II 136 mm 97 mm 131 mm 810 g 350 n Feb 2019 899 i
13.
 
Sony RX100 IV 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 298 g 280 n Jun 2015 999i
14.
 
Sony RX100 III 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 290 g 320 n May 2014 799i
15.
 
Sony RX100 II 102 mm 58 mm 38 mm 281 g 350 n Jun 2013 749i
16.
 
Sony NEX-5R 111 mm 59 mm 39 mm 276 g 330 n Aug 2012 749i
17.
 
Sony NEX-5N 111 mm 59 mm 38 mm 269 g 460 n Aug 2011 699i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

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Sensor comparison

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Nikon D5100 features an APS-C sensor and the Panasonic FZ1000 an one-inch sensor. The sensor area in the FZ1000 is 69 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.5 and 2.7. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

In terms of underlying technology, both cameras are build around CMOS sensors.

Nikon D5100 and Panasonic FZ1000 sensor measures

Despite having a smaller sensor, the FZ1000 offers a higher resolution of 20 megapixels, compared with 16.1 MP of the D5100. This megapixels advantage comes at the cost of a higher pixel density and a smaller size of the individual pixel (with a pixel pitch of 2.41μm versus 4.80μm for the D5100). However, it should be noted that the FZ1000 is much more recent (by 3 years and 2 months) than the D5100, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that make it possible to gather light more efficiently.

The resolution advantage of the Panasonic FZ1000 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the FZ1000 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 27.4 x 18.2 inches or 69.5 x 46.3 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 21.9 x 14.6 inches or 55.6 x 37.1 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 18.2 x 12.2 inches or 46.3 x 30.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Nikon D5100 are 24.6 x 16.3 inches or 62.6 x 41.5 cm for good quality, 19.7 x 13.1 inches or 50.1 x 33.2 cm for very good quality, and 16.4 x 10.9 inches or 41.7 x 27.6 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Nikon D5100 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 6400, which can be extended to ISO 100-25600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 are ISO 125 to ISO 12800, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 80-25600.

D5100 versus FZ1000 MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. Of the two cameras under review, the D5100 provides substantially higher image quality than the FZ1000, with an overall score that is 16 points higher. This advantage is based on 1.4 bits higher color depth, 1.9 EV in additional dynamic range, and 1.2 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Nikon D5100 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.513.6118380
2.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.111.751764
3.
 
Canon G3 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p21.412.352163
4.
 
Canon T2i APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p22.111.578466
5.
 
Nikon D5600 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.114.0130684
6.
 
Nikon D5300 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.013.9133883
7.
 
Nikon D3200 APS-C 24.1 6016 40001080/30p24.113.2113181
8.
 
Nikon D5200 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60i24.213.9128484
9.
 
Nikon D7000 APS-C 16.1 4928 326410800/24p23.513.9116780
10.
 
Nikon D3100 APS-C 14.2 4608 30721080/24p22.511.391967
11.
 
Nikon D5000 APS-C 12.2 4288 2848720/24p22.712.586872
12.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p........
13.
 
Sony RX100 IV 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.812.659170
14.
 
Sony RX100 III 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p22.412.349567
15.
 
Sony RX100 II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p22.512.448367
16.
 
Sony NEX-5R APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60i23.713.191078
17.
 
Sony NEX-5N APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60i23.612.7107977

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the FZ1000 provides a better video resolution than the D5100. It can shoot movie footage at 4K/30p, while the Nikon is limited to 1080/30p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the FZ1000 has an electronic viewfinder (2359k dots), while the D5100 has an optical one. Both systems have their advantages, with the electronic viewfinder making it possible to project supplementary shooting information into the framing view, whereas the optical viewfinder offers lag-free viewing and a very clear framing image. The viewfinder in the FZ1000 offers a wider field of view (100%) than the one in the D5100 (95%), so that a larger proportion of the captured image is visible in the finder. In addition, the viewfinder of the FZ1000 has a higher magnification (0.70x vs 0.51x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Nikon D5100 and Panasonic FZ1000 in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Nikon D5100optical n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
2.
 
Panasonic FZ10002359 n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y
3.
 
Canon G3 Xoptional n 3.2 1620 tilting Y 1/2000s 5.9 Y Y
4.
 
Canon T2ioptical n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 3.7 Y n
5.
 
Nikon D5600optical n 3.2 1037 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
6.
 
Nikon D5300optical n 3.2 1037 swivel n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
7.
 
Nikon D3200optical n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
8.
 
Nikon D5200optical n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
9.
 
Nikon D7000optical Y 3.0 921 fixed n 1/8000s 6.0 Y n
10.
 
Nikon D3100optical n 3.0 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
11.
 
Nikon D5000optical n 2.7 230 full-flex n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
12.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 II2360 n 3.0 1240 swivel Y 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y
13.
 
Sony RX100 IV2359 n 3.0 1228 tilting n 1/2000s 16.0 Y Y
14.
 
Sony RX100 III1440 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
15.
 
Sony RX100 IIoptional n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
16.
 
Sony NEX-5Roptional n 3.0 920 tilting Y 1/4000s 10.0 n n
17.
 
Sony NEX-5Noptional n 3.0 920 tilting Y 1/4000s 10.0 n n
Both cameras have an articulated rear screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This feature will be particularly appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the FZ1000 is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Nikon D5100 and the Panasonic FZ1000 both have an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the D5100 and the FZ1000 write their files to SDXC cards. Both cameras can use UHS-I cards, which provide for Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Nikon D5100 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Nikon D5100YmonomonoY-mini2.0---
2.
 
Panasonic FZ1000YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
3.
 
Canon G3 XYstereomonoYYmini2.0YY-
4.
 
Canon T2iYstereo-Y-mini2.0---
5.
 
Nikon D5600YstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
6.
 
Nikon D5300YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y--
7.
 
Nikon D3200YmonomonoY-mini2.0---
8.
 
Nikon D5200YstereomonoY-mini2.0---
9.
 
Nikon D7000YmonomonoY-mini2.0---
10.
 
Nikon D3100Ymonomono--mini2.0---
11.
 
Nikon D5000Ymonomono--mini2.0---
12.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 IIYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
13.
 
Sony RX100 IV-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
14.
 
Sony RX100 III-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
15.
 
Sony RX100 IIYstereomono--micro2.0YY-
16.
 
Sony NEX-5RYstereomono--mini2.0Y--
17.
 
Sony NEX-5NYstereomono--mini2.0---

It is notable that the FZ1000 offers wifi support, which can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location. In contrast, the D5100 does not provide wifi capability.

Both the D5100 and the FZ1000 have been discontinued, but can regularly be found used on eBay. The D5100 was replaced by the Nikon D5200, while the FZ1000 was followed by the Panasonic FZ2500. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Nikon and Panasonic websites.

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Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Which of the two cameras – the Nikon D5100 or the Panasonic FZ1000 – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.

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Reasons to prefer the Nikon D5100:

  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (16 points) in the DXO overall assessment.
  • Richer colors: Generates images with noticeably better colors (1.4 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a larger spectrum of light and dark details (1.9 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Requires less light for good images (1.2 stops ISO advantage).
  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • More flexible: Can take a variety of interchangeable lenses, including specialty optics.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (660 versus 360) on a single battery charge.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in April 2011).

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Advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (20 vs 16.1MP), which boosts linear resolution by 11%.
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/30p).
  • More framing info: Has an electronic viewfinder that displays shooting data.
  • More complete view: Has a viewfinder with a larger field of view (100% vs 95%).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.70x vs 0.51x).
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (12 vs 4 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Ready to shoot: Comes with an integrated lens, while the D5100 requires a separate lens.
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • More modern: Reflects 3 years and 2 months of technical progress since the D5100 launch.

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the FZ1000 is the clear winner of the contest (12 : 8 points). However, the relevance of individual strengths will vary across photographers, so that you might want to apply your own weighing scheme to the summary points when reflecting and deciding on a new camera. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

D5100 08:12 FZ1000

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon D5100 and the Panasonic FZ1000 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best DSLR Camera and Best Superzoom Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the D5100 and the FZ1000 in practical situations. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon D51005/5+ +76/1004.5/54.5/5 Apr 2011 749i
2.
 
Panasonic FZ10004/5+ +82/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2014 899i
3.
 
Canon G3 X3.5/5+..4.5/54/5 Jun 2015 999 i
4.
 
Canon T2i..+ +77/1004/54.5/5 Feb 2010 699i
5.
 
Nikon D56004/5..79/1004.5/54/5 Nov 2016 699 i
6.
 
Nikon D53004/5+ +79/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2013 799i
7.
 
Nikon D32005/5+ +73/1004.5/54.5/5 Apr 2012 599i
8.
 
Nikon D52004/5+ +79/1004.5/54.5/5 Nov 2012 749i
9.
 
Nikon D70004/5..80/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2010 1,499i
10.
 
Nikon D31005/5+ +72/1004.5/54.5/5 Aug 2010 599i
11.
 
Nikon D5000..+ +75/1004/54.5/5 Apr 2009 749i
12.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 II....83/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2019 899 i
13.
 
Sony RX100 IV4.5/5+ +85/1004/54.5/5 Jun 2015 999i
14.
 
Sony RX100 III5/5+ +82/1004.5/55/5 May 2014 799i
15.
 
Sony RX100 II5/5+ +79/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2013 749i
16.
 
Sony NEX-5R......4.5/54.5/5 Aug 2012 749i
17.
 
Sony NEX-5N3/5+ +79/1004.5/54.5/5 Aug 2011 699i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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    Specifications: Nikon D5100 vs Panasonic FZ1000

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Nikon D5100 Panasonic FZ1000
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens Nikon F mount lenses 25-400mm f/2.8-4.0
    Launch Date April 2011 June 2014
    Launch Price USD 749 USD 899
    Sensor Specs Nikon D5100 Panasonic FZ1000
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor 1" Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.6 x 15.7 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm
    Sensor Area 370.52 mm2 116.16 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.3 mm 15.9 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x 2.7x
    Sensor Resolution 16.1 Megapixels 20 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4928 x 3264 pixels 5472 x 3648 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.80 μm 2.41 μm
    Pixel Density 4.34 MP/cm2 17.18 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/30p Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 6,400 ISO 125 - 12,800 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 25,600 ISO 80 - 25,600 ISO
    Image Processor EXPEED 2 Venus
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 80 64
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 23.5 22.1
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 13.6 11.7
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 1183 517
    Screen Specs Nikon D5100 Panasonic FZ1000
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 95% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.51x 0.70x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2359k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 921k dots 921k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen Swivel screen
    Shooting Specs Nikon D5100 Panasonic FZ1000
    Focus System Phase-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 4 shutter flaps/s 12 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterno E-Shutterup to 1/16000s
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash Build-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Nikon D5100 Panasonic FZ1000
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port External MIC port
    Wifi Support no Wifi Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication no NFC NFC built-in
    Body Specs Nikon D5100 Panasonic FZ1000
    Battery Type EN-EL14 DMW-BLC12
    Battery Life (CIPA)660 shots per charge360 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 128 x 97 x 79 mm
    (5.0 x 3.8 x 3.1 in)
    137 x 99 x 131 mm
    (5.4 x 3.9 x 5.2 in)
    Camera Weight 560 g (19.8 oz) 831 g (29.3 oz)

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