Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Camera Comparison // Nikon D5000 vs D7100


It's been a few weeks since I've had my new camera and after having gotten used to it then switching back to the old camera, I saw a huge difference!!!
I get so many wonderful comments complimenting my photograph on this blog and a lot of the time the photos do not justify the comments. I've been so frustrated and disappointed in my work over the past 6 months to a year so am much happier having a camera that actually focuses and doesn't have a hard time in lower light. 

So, in this post I've put together a few images that I have taken on both cameras to show the difference. To make it fair I left the cameras on auto (something I very rarely do as it the photos usually suck compared to those when you manually set it to the proper settings). Let me know if you can see a difference. To me it is very drastic!! I'd also like to point out that because I re-size the images to fit my blog the quality difference isn't noticeable but it is a mad difference.


A quick lowdown of the features etc of each -
Model: Nikon D5000
Lens: 18-55mm  (standard)
Bought in:  February 2010
Cost at the time: £600
Worth Now: £280 (approx)
Megapixels: 12.3
ISO: 200 - 3200
Monitor: 2.7 inch flip out screen

Model: Nikon D7100
Lens: 18-105mm 
Bought in: May 2015
Cost at the time: £750
Worth now: £580
Megapixels: 24.1
ISO: 100 - 6400
Monitor: 3.2 inch
Extra: 2 memory card slots


And now some comparison photos...






As you will hopefully be able to see from the images above, overall the old camera (D5000) makes the images alot darker/duller and, although it's not obvious on the blog, the quality of the D5000 is ridiculously bad and pixelated compared to the D7000. I hope that once posts start going up using photos taken on the new camera you will be able to see the difference and understand that I haven't been being ungrateful for your praise but that the photos really, truly did not deserve it.

Let me know what you thought of this post and whether you'd like to see a similar thing comparing photos taken on auto as opposed to taken with manual settings!


26 comments:

  1. Wow you can really see the difference in the two the D7100 is so much sharper. Don't think I could afford either at the min though ill have to stick with my compact cam! Someday though!

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    1. Ah a point and shoot is just as good! The D5000 is a great beginners camera too, the quality is only so bad now because it's 5 years old and had a heck load of use doing weddings/portraits going on holidays etc. I only have DSLRs as I do photography as a job! :)

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  2. As I started reading this I really thought that I'd scroll down and think 'nope, no idea what she's on about!' but there is a real difference even on the basic auto setting! They look much brighter and have a bit more life with the new one. I was one of those people who bleated on about your photos before so super excited to see what you produce with your shiny new machine!
    And if you want to write an e-book to make me better too that'd be swell!
    M x

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    1. Exactly eh? My Mam and everyone was like 'I dunno what you mean, your photos are fab' and I'm like they are actually rubbish...how can no one see it but me?! Now I can prove myself right :P
      I'm thinking of doing a post on the difference between using a DSLR properly as opposed to on auto but that's as far as I'll go writing about photography lol!

      xo

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  3. Oh yeah, you can totally see the difference!! The D7100 images look so much more focused and sharp! You can really tell the difference in the 3rd photo. You're making me want a new camera now! haha

    Renee | Lose The Road

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    1. Yeah the 3rd photo shows how off the image sensor is!
      lol! I bet! I'm glad I've got this one now but it'll have to last quite a few years before I can afford to upgrade again :P

      xo

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  4. I've got a D5100 and I really really want to upgrade but I'd have to sell it first. Not sure how to even go about doing it! Your photos are brilliant but so are your compositions. Creativity is something no camera can teach so well done. Hopefully I will pick up a few tips!

    Damzel In This Dress

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    1. The D5100 are meant to be good! If you really want to get rid of it I'd suggest going to a photography store and seeing how much they'd give you, but to get the best deal (as long as it doesn't need reconditioned or anything) you could always just list it on Gumtree/Ebay or something!
      Thank you very much :) I've been a photographer for 10 years now, though I don't do weddings anymore because - stress!! haha

      xo

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  5. I have both cameras myself & love them both :)

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    1. I used to love the D5000 too until it got so old and everything started failing! :P

      xo

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  6. It is absolutely crazy how much of a difference there is! I'm saving up for a new lens right now in hope that I can improve my photography (I just want a lower f stop okay?!)

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. Isn't there?! Ah my last lens was the 70-300mm Sigma but all the others I want are thousands so it'll be a long time (if ever) until I get a new lens! haha

      xo

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  7. That's a fantastic post I'd like to see more of these. I bought a Nikon D5300 but haven't had the time yet to try it out. Why is life so busy? I love your pictures so you shouldn't be too hard with yourself. Can't wait to see the ones shot with your new camera. Xxx
    Caz | Style Lingua

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    1. You haven't tried it out yet?! Goodness aren't you itching to have a go! I had mine straight out the box and set up haha.
      Oh I'm not hard on myself - my photos have just been terrible because of the D5000 being broken! haha

      xo

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  8. I know nothing - I repeat, nothing! - about cameras, but this post is super helpful! Love seeing the comparison shots because the technical stuff goes straight over my head. Great post!

    Jessica Marie | JESMGIA

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    1. Ah this isn't a representation of the cameras at all! It's shot on auto and the D5000 is broken!! It's just to show how truly awful my photography has been lately due to the state of my camera! :P

      xo

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  9. Wow what a difference! I may need to up my camera game haha =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know right! The difference between something thats broken compared to something that works ;)

      xo

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  10. I love comparing things side by side like this. It seems like the new one has a much better white balance - but I could be making that up though because I know nothing about photography :)

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    1. lol! It very well could have :P Overall it just actually works unlike the D5000! The image sensor is gone and the auto focus doesnt work!

      xo

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  11. Oh wow, the contrast between the too is really interesting. I love how much brighter the images on the new model are, I can definitely see that which is why side by side comparison is always fun to look at - and this has definitely got me thinking about purchasing my own new camera so this is really useful too! - Tasha

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    1. It really helps to show people that I haven't just been fishing for compliments when I've said my photos were rubbish but that they actually were! lol
      Oooh, I'm excited for you to get a new camera!

      xo

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  12. I'm a Canon user so I really have no clue when it comes to Nikon, however, I've been wanting to upgrade my camera (650D) for a while now. I've had it for a good few years, not quite as long as you had your D5000 for but still about 4 years or so. I've been putting it off as I figured a dslr is a dslr.... However, after reading your comparison post I've realised that there is so much difference! The colour tones and vibrance are so much nicer in your new camera, they really make the photo 'pop'. I know it's hard to realise the true quality difference on a blog post because they have been re-sized, but for printing out photos or blowing them up and maybe putting them on canvases, I can see the D7100 would be SO much better for that! Which is perfect for you! Overall, it looks like it's been a really good investment and I'm excited to see you use your new toy in your future posts!

    Also, I know photography can be made that little bit more enjoyable (not that it's not enjoyable already) if you have a camera that you feel brings out the best and enhances your skills! Good idea sticking them both on auto by the way! :)

    Ramble over! :)

    xxxxxxx

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    1. Oh no!! I dunno if we can still be friends...just kidding haha. I used to have to use a Canon in one of the studios I worked in and hated it so much! But I guess it's whatever you prefer. I've always owned Nikon, my first was a D60 way back in like 2005 or something...

      It for sure is more enjoyable now because beforehand I was just getting frustrated with how bad my camera was and it wasn't producing what I wanted it to.

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  13. Wow! The difference in quality is amazing! I have recently bought the D5300 & it's refreshing to see someone not only using a camera other than Canon, but also that they liked their initial camera so much that they upgraded & stayed with the same brand rather than switching to Canon. I can't wait to see more of your photos with your new camera! XX

    Tania | whentaniatalks.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yay for Nikon!! I've used Nikon since 2005 so doubt I will ever swap to Canon - hated it when I had to used it when working in someone else's studio. Thank you!!

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