Compared to The best recent entry-level DSLRs

Rank Out of Score
Nikon D3100 #1 8 100
Nikon D5000 #3 8 92
Nikon D3100 Nikon D5000
Score Score
DXO Mark Scores
Low light performance 50.0 45.0
Color depth 20.0 21.3
Dynamic range 10.0 21.3
Misc
Cross type focus points 0.0 0.0
Shutter lag 13.1 13.1
Viewfinder size 7.5 7.5
Popularity 3.0 1.0
Screen
Screen resolution 3.8 3.8
Screen size 22.5 16.2
Touch screen 0.0 0.0
Advanced
Image stabilization 0.0 0.0
Continuous shooting 2.5 3.8
Form factor
Viewfinder 22.5 22.5
Lens availability 5.0 5.0
Movies
Movie format 25.0 11.2
Total 184.9 171.6
Best total 184.9 184.9
Score 100 92
Nikon D3100 Nikon D5000
Score Weight Score Weight
DXO Mark Scores
Low light performance
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919 ISO 50.0 × 100.0 = 50.0 868 ISO 45.0 × 100.0 = 45.0
Color depth
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22.5 bits 80.0 × 25.0 = 20.0 22.7 bits 85.0 × 25.0 = 21.3
Dynamic range
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11.3 EV 40.0 × 25.0 = 10.0 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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279 ms 35.0 × 37.5 = 13.1 276 ms 35.0 × 37.5 = 13.1
Viewfinder size
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0.51x 20.0 × 37.5 = 7.5 0.51x 20.0 × 37.5 = 7.5
Popularity
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219 15.0 × 20.0 = 3.0 67 5.0 × 20.0 = 1.0
Screen
Screen resolution
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230k dots 15.0 × 25.0 = 3.8 230k dots 15.0 × 25.0 = 3.8
Screen size
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3" 90.0 × 25.0 = 22.5 2.7" 65.0 × 25.0 = 16.2
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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3 fps 20.0 × 12.5 = 2.5 4 fps 30.0 × 12.5 = 3.8
Form factor
Viewfinder
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Pentamirror 90.0 × 25.0 = 22.5 Pentamirror 90.0 × 25.0 = 22.5
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 @ 24fps 100.0 × 25.0 = 25.0 720p @ 24fps 45.0 × 25.0 = 11.2
Total 184.9 Total 171.6
Best total 184.9 Best total 184.9
Nikon D3100 Score 100 Nikon D5000 Score 92