Compared toThe best recent entry-level DSLRs

Rank Out of Score
Canon Rebel T3 #12 13 40
Nikon D5000 #13 13 49
Canon Rebel T3 Nikon D5000
Score Weight Score Weight
DXO Mark Scores
Low light performance
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755 ISO 35.0 x 100.0 = 35.0 868 ISO 50.0 x 100.0 = 50.0
Color depth
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21.9 bits 60.0 x 25.0 = 15.0 22.7 bits 85.0 x 25.0 = 21.3
Dynamic range
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11 EV 30.0 x 25.0 = 7.5 12.5 EV 85.0 x 25.0 = 21.3
Misc
Cross type focus points
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1 0.0 x 37.5 = 0.0 1 0.0 x 37.5 = 0.0
Shutter lag
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309 ms 25.0 x 37.5 = 9.4 276 ms 35.0 x 37.5 = 13.1
Viewfinder size
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0.54x 30.0 x 37.5 = 11.3 0.51x 20.0 x 37.5 = 7.5
Popularity
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20,030,695 30.0 x 20.0 = 6.0 4,922,864 10.0 x 20.0 = 2.0
Screen
Screen resolution
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230k dots 15.0 x 25.0 = 3.8 230k dots 15.0 x 25.0 = 3.8
Screen size
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2.7" 65.0 x 25.0 = 16.2 2.7" 65.0 x 25.0 = 16.2
Touch screen
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No 0.0 x 12.5 = 0.0 No 0.0 x 12.5 = 0.0
Advanced
Image stabilization
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None 0.0 x 25.0 = 0.0 None 0.0 x 25.0 = 0.0
Continuous shooting
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3 fps 20.0 x 12.5 = 2.5 4 fps 30.0 x 12.5 = 3.8
Form factor
Viewfinder
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Pentamirror 75.0 x 25.0 = 18.8 Pentamirror 75.0 x 25.0 = 18.8
Lens availability
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197 lenses 100.0 x 5.0 = 5.0 205 lenses 100.0 x 5.0 = 5.0
Movies
Movie format
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720p @ 30fps 45.0 x 25.0 = 11.2 720p @ 24fps 45.0 x 25.0 = 11.2
Total 141.6 Total 173.9
Best total 351.8 Best total 351.8
Canon Rebel T3 Score 40 Nikon D5000 Score 49