Compared to The best recent entry-level DSLRs

Rank Out of Score
Canon Rebel T3 #10 11 41
Nikon D5000 #11 11 49
Canon Rebel T3 Nikon D5000
Score Score
DXO Mark Scores
Low light performance 35.0 45.0
Color depth 15.0 21.3
Dynamic range 6.2 21.3
Misc
Cross type focus points 0.0 0.0
Shutter lag 9.4 13.1
Viewfinder size 11.3 7.5
Popularity 5.0 2.0
Screen
Screen resolution 3.8 3.8
Screen size 16.2 16.2
Touch screen 0.0 0.0
Advanced
Image stabilization 0.0 0.0
Continuous shooting 2.5 3.8
Form factor
Viewfinder 22.5 22.5
Lens availability 5.0 5.0
Movies
Movie format 11.2 11.2
Total 143.1 172.6
Best total 346.8 346.8
Score 41 49
Canon Rebel T3 Nikon D5000
Score Weight Score Weight
DXO Mark Scores
Low light performance
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755 ISO 35.0 × 100.0 = 35.0 868 ISO 45.0 × 100.0 = 45.0
Color depth
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21.9 bits 60.0 × 25.0 = 15.0 22.7 bits 85.0 × 25.0 = 21.3
Dynamic range
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11 EV 25.0 × 25.0 = 6.2 12.5 EV 85.0 × 25.0 = 21.3
Misc
Cross type focus points
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1 0.0 × 37.5 = 0.0 1 0.0 × 37.5 = 0.0
Shutter lag
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309 ms 25.0 × 37.5 = 9.4 276 ms 35.0 × 37.5 = 13.1
Viewfinder size
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0.54x 30.0 × 37.5 = 11.3 0.51x 20.0 × 37.5 = 7.5
Popularity
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12,542,205 25.0 × 20.0 = 5.0 4,206,396 10.0 × 20.0 = 2.0
Screen
Screen resolution
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230k dots 15.0 × 25.0 = 3.8 230k dots 15.0 × 25.0 = 3.8
Screen size
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2.7" 65.0 × 25.0 = 16.2 2.7" 65.0 × 25.0 = 16.2
Touch screen
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No 0.0 × 12.5 = 0.0 No 0.0 × 12.5 = 0.0
Advanced
Image stabilization
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None 0.0 × 25.0 = 0.0 None 0.0 × 25.0 = 0.0
Continuous shooting
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3 fps 20.0 × 12.5 = 2.5 4 fps 30.0 × 12.5 = 3.8
Form factor
Viewfinder
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Pentamirror 90.0 × 25.0 = 22.5 Pentamirror 90.0 × 25.0 = 22.5
Lens availability
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197 lenses 100.0 × 5.0 = 5.0 205 lenses 100.0 × 5.0 = 5.0
Movies
Movie format
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720p @ 30fps 45.0 × 25.0 = 11.2 720p @ 24fps 45.0 × 25.0 = 11.2
Total 143.1 Total 172.6
Best total 346.8 Best total 346.8
Canon Rebel T3 Score 41 Nikon D5000 Score 49