Compared to The best recent entry-level DSLRs

Rank Out of Score
Nikon D5100 #1 8 100
Nikon D90 #2 8 96
Nikon D5100 Nikon D90
Score Score
DXO Mark Scores
Low light performance 75.0 55.0
Color depth 23.7 21.3
Dynamic range 23.7 21.3
Misc
Cross type focus points 0.0 0.0
Shutter lag 13.1 22.5
Viewfinder size 7.5 24.4
Popularity 3.0 3.0
Screen
Screen resolution 18.8 18.8
Screen size 22.5 22.5
Touch screen 0.0 0.0
Advanced
Image stabilization 0.0 0.0
Continuous shooting 3.8 4.4
Form factor
Viewfinder 22.5 25.0
Lens availability 5.0 5.0
Movies
Movie format 25.0 11.2
Total 243.6 234.3
Best total 243.6 243.6
Score 100 96
Nikon D5100 Nikon D90
Score Weight Score Weight
DXO Mark Scores
Low light performance
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1,183 ISO 75.0 × 100.0 = 75.0 977 ISO 55.0 × 100.0 = 55.0
Color depth
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23.5 bits 95.0 × 25.0 = 23.7 22.7 bits 85.0 × 25.0 = 21.3
Dynamic range
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13.6 EV 95.0 × 25.0 = 23.7 12.5 EV 85.0 × 25.0 = 21.3
Misc
Cross type focus points
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1 0.0 × 37.5 = 0.0 1 0.0 × 37.5 = 0.0
Shutter lag
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273 ms 35.0 × 37.5 = 13.1 208 ms 60.0 × 37.5 = 22.5
Viewfinder size
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0.51x 20.0 × 37.5 = 7.5 0.63x 65.0 × 37.5 = 24.4
Popularity
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279 15.0 × 20.0 = 3.0 209 15.0 × 20.0 = 3.0
Screen
Screen resolution
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920k dots 75.0 × 25.0 = 18.8 930k dots 75.0 × 25.0 = 18.8
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 30.0 × 12.5 = 3.8 4.5 fps 35.0 × 12.5 = 4.4
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 = 5.0 230 lenses 100.0 × 5.0 = 5.0
Movies
Movie format
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1080p @ 30fps 100.0 × 25.0 = 25.0 720p @ 24fps 45.0 × 25.0 = 11.2
Total 243.6 Total 234.3
Best total 243.6 Best total 243.6
Nikon D5100 Score 100 Nikon D90 Score 96