Nikon D3X vs Nikon D5100

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95

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3X

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,992 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
88.0
Great color depth
Color depth
24.7 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.70x
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3X.

competitors

Nikon D3X Competitors

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Nikon D5

Pro DSLR

$6,349 - $6,497 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Lower true resolution
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Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
True resolution Much lower true resolution
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Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

$2,126 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Nikon D5100 Competitors

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Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
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Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
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Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$678 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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Rainiercopurz (2:42 AM, December 30, 2011)
this is a joke right?