D3100 vs D3000 vs D5000


Nikon D3100

Nikon D3000

Nikon D5000

Sensor • 14.2 million effective pixels
• 23.1 x 15.4 mm CMOS (DX format)
• 10.2 million effective pixels
• 23.6 x 15.8 mm CCD (DX format)
• 12.3 million effective pixels
• 23.6 x 15.8 mm CMOS (DX format)
Image sizes • 4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP)
• 3456 x 2304
• 2304 x 1536
• 3872 x 2592 (10.0 MP)
• 2896 x 1944
• 1936 x 1296
• 4288 x 2848 (12 MP)
• 3216 x 2136
• 2144 x 1424
Movie mode Yes
1080p24
720p30/25/24
424p24
No Yes
720p24
Live View Yes No Yes
Sensor cleaning • Image Sensor Cleaning
• Airflow control system
• Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
• Image Sensor Cleaning
• Airflow control system
• Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
• Image Sensor Cleaning
• Airflow control system
• Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Autofocus • 11 area TTL
• Nikon Multi-CAM1000
• 11 area TTL
• Nikon Multi-CAM1000
• 11 area TTL
• Nikon Multi-CAM1000
In-body focus motor • No • No • No
AF area modes • Single point
• Dynamic area
• Auto area
• 3D Tracking (11-points)
• Single point
• Dynamic area
• Auto area
>• 3D Tracking (11-points)
• Single point
• Dynamic area
• Auto area
• 3D Tracking (11-points)
AF drive mode • AF-A
• AF-S
• AF-C
• MF
• AF-F (Live view only)
• AF-A
• AF-S
• AF-C
• MF
• AF-A
• AF-S
• AF-C
• MF
Live view AF modes • Face priority
• Wide area
• Normal area
• Subject tracking
N/A • Face priority
• Wide area
• Normal area
• Subject tracking
Sensitivity • ISO 100 – 3200
• To ISO 12800 with boost
• ISO 100 – 1600
• To ISO 3200 with boost
• ISO 200 – 3200
• ISO 100-6400 with boost
Continuous • 3 fps • 3 fps
• 25 / 7 frames (Fine JPEG / RAW)
• 4 fps
• 63 / 11 frames (Fine JPEG / RAW)
Viewfinder magnification • 0.8x • 0.8x • 0.78x
Viewfinder Frame coverage • Approx. 95% • Approx. 95% • Approx. 95%
LCD monitor • 3.0″ TFT LCD
• 230,000 pixel TFT
• 3.0″ TFT LCD
• 230,000 pixel TFT
• 2.7″ TFT LCD
• 230,000 pixel TFT
• Articulated
Dimensions 124 x 96 x 74.5 mm (4.9 x 3.7 x 3.0 in) 126 x 94 x 64 mm (5.0 x 3.7 x 2.5 in) 127 x 104 x 80 mm (5.0 x 4.1 x 3.1 in)
Weight • No battery: 455 g (1.0 lb)
• With battery: 505 g (1.1 lb)
• No battery: 484 g (1.1 lb)
• With battery: 534 g (1.2 lb)
• No battery: 560 g (1.2 lb)
• With battery: 611 g (1.3 lb)
Image processing engine • Expeed 2
• 12 bit
• Expeed
• 12 bit
• Expeed
• 12 bit
Active D-lighting On/Off On/Off Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
Automatic chromatic aberration correction Yes No Yes
In-camera retouching • D-Lighting
• Red-eye reduction
• Trimming
• Monochrome & filter effects
• Color balance
• Small picture
• Image overlay
• NEF (RAW) processing
• Quick retouch
• Straighten
• Distortion control
• Fisheye
• Color outline
• Perspective control
• Miniature effect
• Edit movie
• D-Lighting
• Red-eye reduction
• Trimming
• Monochrome & filter effects
• Color balance
• Small picture
• Image overlay
• NEF (RAW) processing
• Quick retouch
• Color outline
• Miniature effect
• Stop-motion movie
• D-Lighting
• Red-eye reduction
• Trimming
• Monochrome & filter effects
• Color balance
• Small picture
• Image overlay
• NEF (RAW) processing
• Quick retouch
• Straighten
• Distortion control
• Fisheye
• Color outline
• Perspective control
Bracketing No No Yes
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