Usually we all prefer Smartphone photography, easy to use features most of the time on Auto mode does the job just touch the screen to focus the subject there you get the image however in DSLR cameras is it not that simple at all.
Here I am going to be sharing with you my Nikon D5100 experience which was disappointing for me. Nikon D5100 is an oldie yet it’s a DSLR Camera afterall. I was expecting crisp, sharp quality images with true defining depth and it didn’t do well.
Mentioning the smartphone is important here since it’s not some high-end flagship even than Qmobile Noir Z12 manages to take decent photographs, According to me Nikon D5100 going to surprise me with it’s true-to-life colours and image detailing using Stock 18-55mm Kit lense.
I must admit that I am not a geek when it comes to latest DSLR technology nor into photography been ages since haven’t got the chance to put my hands on any camera apart from smartphones or normal Point and Shoot Cameras.
It took me around a day to understand the menu and the modes specially Manual mode, there I was able to focus the subject and shoot without any hesitation however the result was not amazing as I was expecting.
Here are some of the samples which I’ve taken with Nikon D5100 below and with Qmobile Z12 as well, These photographs were taken at Khaira Gali, Galyat, KPK – recently I went there for travels and tourism purpose along with SAF TOURS (Lahore) planning to start off 2 days tour from Lahore to Khaira Gali, Galyat, KPK.
Nikon 5100D – Photographs
These are few samples, apart from the first image all were taken on Automatic means let the camera to decide the only thing which is appealing about Nikon is the colours are natural just exactly as visible to naked eye apart from that, Nikon D5100 captured the mist very sensibly however, disappointed me with the depth and sharpness of the image as I was expecting to be to lot better.
Although there’s no comparison between Nikon D5100 DSLR camera and Qmobile Noir Z12 13MP camera but just for the reference sharing the images with you so you can see the difference yourself.
(Location is similar in photographs)
QMobile Noir Z12 – Camera Result (Photographs)
Qmobile Z12 Smartphone camera turnout to be much more sharper and clearer, perhaps the colours are not so accurate as Nikon D5100 captured with Kit Lense – Here my point is either old DSLR Camera are outdated compared to latest smartphone cameras or maybe I need more time with DSLR cameras.
According to me Nikon D5100 failed and it’s completely useless for landscape photography without falling into technical details of which lense to choose. The result is in front of you, again I am clearing out Qmobile Z12 images are to give you an idea not doing comparison.
INCPak team member Asad Shaikh said, entry level Nikon 3400D is lot better than Nikon D5100
Why Nikon D3400 is better than Nikon D5100
Nikon D3400 Key Specs
- Announcement Date: 2016-08-17
- 24MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
- No Anti-aliasing (AA) filter
- ISO 100 – 25600
- 11 Focus Points
- Nikon F Mount
- 3″ Fixed Type Screen
- Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder
- 5.0 fps continuous shooting
- 1920 x 1080 video resolution
- 395g. 124 x 98 x 76 mm
- Replaced Nikon D3300
Verdict: Nikon D3400 has 24 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor with 5.0fps continuous shooting whereas Nikon D5100 has old 16MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor with 4.0fps continuous shooting when it comes to the battery life, Nikon D3400 almost double the shots over Nikon D5100 although Nikon D3400 is an entry DSLR Camera but it can perform better with different lenses such as 50mm f 1/8 which is ideal for landscaping and portrait mode photograph. Overall the entire review was to share my experience and advise the best possible suggestion for your next DSLR Camera.