As expected the 16 megapixels sensor used in the D5100 shows fantastic metrics. As we stated before: the D5100 sensor performance is exactly the same than the D7000’s. Nikon have managed to build a device with a really strong range, clearly outperforming Canon’s latest offer.
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The Nikon D5100 replaces the D5000 in Nikon’s lineup; it finds its place right below the Nikon D7000, according to Nikon’s marketing the D90 is still positioned between the D5100 and the D7000, however the spec sheet and the performances of the D5100 make this hard to believe.
This is because the D5100 shares the same Sony 16 megapixels sensor as the D7000. The major difference between the two bodies being the AF: 11 points with 3D tracking for the D5100 (presumably the “old” MultiCam 1000 already used on the D90) versus the 39 points with 3D tracking now used on the D7000. Find out Nikon D5100's review results...