Compared to The best recent DSLRs

Rank Out of Score
Nikon D5100 #2 13 94
Nikon D3 #13 13 133
Nikon D5100 Nikon D3
Score Score
DXO Mark Scores
Low light performance 30.0 70.0
Color depth 22.5 22.5
Dynamic range 23.7 20.0
Misc
Cross type focus points 1.9 9.4
Shutter lag 11.3 30.0
Viewfinder size 18.8 31.9
Popularity 2.0 1.0
Screen
Screen resolution 10.0 10.0
Screen size 22.5 22.5
Touch screen 0.0 0.0
Advanced
Image stabilization 0.0 0.0
Continuous shooting 2.5 6.9
Form factor
Viewfinder 22.5 25.0
Lens availability 5.0 3.5
Movies
Movie format 6.2 0.0
Total 178.9 252.6
Best total 189.2 189.2
Score 94 133
Nikon D5100 Nikon D3
Score Weight Score Weight
DXO Mark Scores
Low light performance
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1,183 ISO 30.0 × 100.0 = 30.0 2,290 ISO 70.0 × 100.0 = 70.0
Color depth
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23.5 bits 90.0 × 25.0 = 22.5 23.5 bits 90.0 × 25.0 = 22.5
Dynamic range
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13.6 EV 95.0 × 25.0 = 23.7 12.2 EV 80.0 × 25.0 = 20.0
Misc
Cross type focus points
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1 5.0 × 37.5 = 1.9 15 25.0 × 37.5 = 9.4
Shutter lag
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273 ms 30.0 × 37.5 = 11.3 88 ms 80.0 × 37.5 = 30.0
Viewfinder size
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0.51x 50.0 × 37.5 = 18.8 0.70x 85.0 × 37.5 = 31.9
Popularity
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292 10.0 × 20.0 = 2.0 50 5.0 × 20.0 = 1.0
Screen
Screen resolution
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920k dots 40.0 × 25.0 = 10.0 922k dots 40.0 × 25.0 = 10.0
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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4 fps 20.0 × 12.5 = 2.5 9 fps 55.0 × 12.5 = 6.9
Form factor
Viewfinder
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Pentamirror 90.0 × 25.0 = 22.5 Pentaprism 100.0 × 25.0 = 25.0
Lens availability
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230 lenses 100.0 × 5.0 = 5.0 171 lenses 70.0 × 5.0 = 3.5
Movies
Movie format
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1080p @ 30fps 25.0 × 25.0 = 6.2 None 0.0 × 25.0 = 0.0
Total 178.9 Total 252.6
Best total 189.2 Best total 189.2
Nikon D5100 Score 94 Nikon D3 Score 133