Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D700
This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D5100 and Nikon D700. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
These cameras are both manufactured by Nikon.Nikon D5100 were released 2011 and Nikon D700 was released 2008. That is a 3 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D5100 has a "DX"-sensor while Nikon D700 has a "FX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **|
|Nikon D5100||75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
|Nikon D700||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Nikon D5100 has a 16,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D700 has 12,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
4928 x 3264
4256 x 2832
Nikon D5100 has a 33 % larger resolution than Nikon D700. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
Nikon D700 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D5100. Nikon D700 has an ISO range that stretches from 200 to 25600 while Nikon D5100 has 100 to 6400.
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big difference between these two cameras. Nikon D700 has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D5100 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D5100 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D5100
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D700
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D5100 can shoot up to 4 pictures per seconds and Nikon D700 can shoot up to 5-8 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Nikon D5100. Unfortunately Nikon D700 does not support recording movies and movie clips.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.
Nikon D700 weighs 1074 gr (equal to 2,37 lb) which is 76% heavier than Nikon D5100 and its 611 gr (or 1,35 lb).
|Nikon D5100||611 gr
|Nikon D700||1074 gr