Updated (April 2011): Compare the Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D3

Nikon D3 vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Nikon D3

101

Nikon D5100

72

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,290 ISO
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.70x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.6 EV
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3.

competitors

Nikon D3 Competitors

Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$3,677 body only

Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor
Size Much smaller
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,499 - $1,897 body only

$2,397 with 24-120mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$399 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
True resolution Higher true resolution
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$415 - $597 body only

$500 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag

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