overview True resolution

True resolution True resolution
16.1 MP

True resolution is an estimate of how much detail the camera will capture given the size of its sensor, calculated by Snapsort. If there are too many pixels crammed into a small sensor, then they don't actually help. This is because as light from the subject is focused on the camera's sensor, it forms dots, and those if those dots are bigger than the pixels in the sensor, then multiple pixels will be getting the exact same light, which means those extra pixels were a waste.

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Compared To Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

Out of 6 recent entry-level DSLRs, 6 have (significantly) better true resolution than the Nikon D5100.

Nikon D5100
16.1 MP
Best
24.1 MP
Average
24 MP
Min
17.9 MP