Nikon D5100 DxOMark Review

Thursday April 28 2011

Sensor Review
Introduction | Nikon D5000 vs Nikon D5100: An improved sensor | Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D7000: same sensor, same results | Nikon D5100 vs Canon EOS 600D, the dxomark comparison | Conclusion

Since the two bodies use the same sensor, their metrics should normally be very close, if not identical. The Sensor Use Case scores confirm this: they are almost identical.

A quick look at the other metrics only confirms their similitude. The SNR comparison shows a single line, which is to be expected as the values are the same.
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These metrics show that D7000 and D5100 have the same sensor performance. The differences will be found elsewhere on the spec sheet: AF, body construction, memory cards slots, etc.

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