Nikon D3X vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Nikon D3X

100

Nikon D5100

75

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
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

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

Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Startup delay Much less startup delay
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$446 - $448 body only

$470 - $498 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Nikon D5

Nikon D5

Pro DSLR

$6,497 body only

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

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$310 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 - $597 body only

$519 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

discussion

Nikon D3X
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Rainiercopurz (2:42 AM, December 30, 2011)
this is a joke right?