59points

Nikon D5100

54points

Nikon D90

64points

Nikon D90 + Nikkor AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5 -5.6G ED VR

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74 facts in comparison

Nikon D5100vs Nikon D90vs Nikon D90 + Nikkor AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5 -5.6G ED VR

Nikon D5100
Nikon D90
Nikon D90 + Nikkor AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5 -5.6G ED VR

Why is Nikon D5100 better than the others?

  • Megapixels (main camera)
    ?

    16.9MPvs12.9,12.9MP
  • Maximum light sensitivity
    ?

    25600 ISOvs6400,6400 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen
    ?
  • Video recording (main camera)
    ?

    1080 x 30fpsvs720 x 24,720 x 24fps
  • Noise
    ?

    1183 ISOvs977,977 ISO
  • Image quality
    ?

    80vs73,73
  • Weight
    ?

    510gvs620,620g
  • Color depth
    ?

    23.5bitsvs22.7,22.7bits

Why is Nikon D90 better than the others?

Why is Nikon D90 + Nikkor AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5 -5.6G ED VR better than the others?

  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
    ?
  • Is a normal lens
    ?
  • Has focus motor
    ?
  • Can focus to infinity
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  • Front element doesn't rotate
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  • Has rounded aperture blades
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  • Has full-time manual focus
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  • Includes lens hood
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Price comparison

Nikon D5100

Buy used:

$189.98

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Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Nikon D5100
Nikon D90
Nikon D90 + Nikkor AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5 -5.6G ED VR
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Nikon D5100
Nikon D90
Nikon D90 + Nikkor AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5 -5.6G ED VR
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.Has a built-in focus motor
Nikon D5100
Nikon D90
Nikon D90 + Nikkor AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5 -5.6G ED VR
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
4.weight

510g

620g

620g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.
6.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D5100
Nikon D90
Nikon D90 + Nikkor AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5 -5.6G ED VR
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.

Optics

1.sensor size

23.6 x 15.6mm

23.6 x 15.8mm

23.6 x 15.8mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
3.megapixels (main camera)

16.9MP

12.9MP

12.9MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

6400 ISO

6400 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Nikon D5100
Nikon D90
Nikon D90 + Nikkor AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5 -5.6G ED VR
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

720 x 24fps

720 x 24fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
Nikon D5100
Nikon D90
Nikon D90 + Nikkor AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5 -5.6G ED VR
A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nikon D5100
Nikon D90
Nikon D90 + Nikkor AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5 -5.6G ED VR
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.Has timelapse function
Nikon D5100
Nikon D90
Nikon D90 + Nikkor AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5 -5.6G ED VR
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
5.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D5100
Nikon D90
Nikon D90 + Nikkor AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5 -5.6G ED VR
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Audio

1.has a microphone input
Nikon D5100
Nikon D90
Nikon D90 + Nikkor AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5 -5.6G ED VR
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

660shots

850shots

850shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Nikon D5100
Nikon D90
Nikon D90 + Nikkor AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5 -5.6G ED VR
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D5100
Nikon D90
Nikon D90 + Nikkor AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5 -5.6G ED VR
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D5100
Nikon D90
Nikon D90 + Nikkor AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5 -5.6G ED VR
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.battery power

1030mAh

1500mAh

1500mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.

Features

1.noise

1183 ISO

977 ISO

977 ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Nikon D5100
Nikon D90
Nikon D90 + Nikkor AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5 -5.6G ED VR
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
4.color depth

23.5bits

22.7bits

22.7bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
5.Has a remote control
Nikon D5100
Nikon D90
Nikon D90 + Nikkor AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5 -5.6G ED VR
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
6.dynamic range

13.6Evs

12.5Evs

12.5Evs

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.

Price comparison

Nikon D5100

Buy used:

$189.98

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$21.99

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