Nikon D3200 vs D5100: how do they compare

Nikon D3200 unveiled

Yesterday we shared video comparison of two leading Nikon DSLRs, the Nikon D3200 vs D3100, and discussed some of the key differences between these two entry-level DSLRs in the Nikon range. Given the Nikon D3200’s impressive specs we thought we would take this idea step further – quite literally – and compare the D3200 to another popular camera a little bit higher in the manufacturer’s line-up with a Nikon D3200 vs D5100 comparison.

Nikon D3200 vs D3100: how do they compare

Nikon D3200 review

Announced in April, the Nikon D3200 became the latest addition to Nikon’s DSLR range after refreshing the top end of its line-up at the start of the year with the Nikon D800 and Nikon D4. Bolstering the manufacturer’s beginner range, the Nikon D3200 was launched not to replace the ever-popular Nikon D3100; rather, it will sit along side the D3100 as a more premium option. Which begs the question… when you make a comparison of the Nikon D3200 vs D3100, which is the better camera for your money?

Video: Nikon D3200 Guide Mode explained

Nikon D3200 unveiled

Announced just a couple weeks ago, the Nikon D3200 has already been hailed as the ultimate beginners camera, thanks to its 24.2-megapixel resolution and range of features.

Chief among these features is the Nikon D3200’s Guide Mode, which might not be an entirely new feature, but Nikon has been keen to point out the improvements made to both the interface and navigation over previous versions.

In the video inside, our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, takes a look at how the Nikon D3200 Guide Mode works and the benefits it provides through its step by step camera settings for those new to photography.

Make a stop-motion animation using your DSLR and Photoshop

Make a stop motion animation with your digital camera and Photoshop

You don’t need a movie mode function on your digital camera to make a motion picture. In fact, you don’t even need additional movie-editing software, such as Adobe Premiere. For this simple photography project we’ll show you how to use nothing more than your digital camera and Photoshop CS to put together a simple stop-motion animation sequence, then save it as a QuickTime movie. And seeing as today is Easter, we thought what better subject than to melt a chocolate Easter Bunny!

Using the basic principles of animation, we’ll take a series of images using our DSLR’s Interval Timer set to take a shot automatically every seven seconds,
while the chocolate bunny is slowly melted by a hair dryer.

Canon 5D Mark III silent shooting mode vs Sleeping baby

Canon 5D Mark III silent shooting mode vs Sleeping baby

Rarely before has a camera provoked such speculation, soul-searching and anticipation as the Canon 5D Mark III. Its predecessor set the bar for all new cameras and created a generation of filmmakers.

One of the signature features of the new Canon 5D Mark III has been its silent shooting mode, which quiets the sound of the shutter down to a whisper to allow you to work without drawing attention to yourself. When the review sample came in, we thought we’d put this feature to the ultimate test. But how?

Finally, we asked ourselves: is the Canon 5D Mark III in its silent continuous shooting mode quiet enough not to wake a sleeping baby? Watch the video inside to see how it performed.