Nikon D3X vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Nikon D3X

131

Nikon D5100

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3X

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,992 ISO
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.70x
High true resolution
True resolution
24.4 MP
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
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
Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0

galleries

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competitors

Nikon D3X Competitors

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $679 body only

$895 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,370 - $1,797 body only

$1,956 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,187 - $2,797 body only

$2,900 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$368 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$609 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

discussion

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