Compared to The best recent entry-level DSLRs

Rank Out of Score
Canon EOS 500D #2 2 99
Nikon D3100 #1 2 100
Canon EOS 500D Nikon D3100
Score Score
DXO Mark Scores
Low light performance 25.0 50.0
Color depth 11.2 20.0
Dynamic range 11.2 10.0
Misc
Cross type focus points 0.0 0.0
Shutter lag 28.1 13.1
Viewfinder size 11.3 7.5
Popularity 2.0 4.0
Screen
Screen resolution 18.8 3.8
Screen size 22.5 22.5
Touch screen 0.0 0.0
Advanced
Image stabilization 0.0 0.0
Continuous shooting 3.1 2.5
Form factor
Viewfinder 22.5 22.5
Lens availability 4.7 5.0
Movies
Movie format 25.0 25.0
Total 185.5 185.9
Best total 185.9 185.9
Score 99 100
Canon EOS 500D Nikon D3100
Score Weight Score Weight
DXO Mark Scores
Low light performance
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663 ISO 25.0 × 100.0 = 25.0 919 ISO 50.0 × 100.0 = 50.0
Color depth
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21.7 bits 45.0 × 25.0 = 11.2 22.5 bits 80.0 × 25.0 = 20.0
Dynamic range
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11.5 EV 45.0 × 25.0 = 11.2 11.3 EV 40.0 × 25.0 = 10.0
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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159 ms 75.0 × 37.5 = 28.1 279 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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24 10.0 × 20.0 = 2.0 46 20.0 × 20.0 = 4.0
Screen
Screen resolution
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920k dots 75.0 × 25.0 = 18.8 230k dots 15.0 × 25.0 = 3.8
Screen size
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3" 90.0 × 25.0 = 22.5 3" 90.0 × 25.0 = 22.5
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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3.4 fps 25.0 × 12.5 = 3.1 3 fps 20.0 × 12.5 = 2.5
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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220 lenses 95.0 × 5.0 = 4.7 230 lenses 100.0 × 5.0 = 5.0
Movies
Movie format
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1080p @ 20fps 100.0 × 25.0 = 25.0 1080p @ 24fps 100.0 × 25.0 = 25.0
Total 185.5 Total 185.9
Best total 185.9 Best total 185.9
Canon EOS 500D Score 99 Nikon D3100 Score 100