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Nikon D5100 versus Canon EOS 600D versus Pentax K5

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Nikon D5100

DxOMark Sensor Scores

Overall Score
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80
Portrait
(Color Depth)
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23.5 bits
Landscape
(Dynamic Range)
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13.6 Evs
Sports
(Low-Light ISO)
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1183 ISO
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Canon EOS 600D

DxOMark Sensor Scores

Overall Score
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65
Portrait
(Color Depth)
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22.1 bits
Landscape
(Dynamic Range)
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11.5 Evs
Sports
(Low-Light ISO)
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793 ISO
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Pentax K5

DxOMark Sensor Scores

Overall Score
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82
Portrait
(Color Depth)
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23.7 bits
Landscape
(Dynamic Range)
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14.1 Evs
Sports
(Low-Light ISO)
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1162 ISO
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Nikon D5100

Manufacturer specifications

Type Entry-level DSLR 
Announced 2011-04-05 
Indicative price (USD) 799  
Sensor type CMOS 
Resolution 4992 x 3280  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 16.37  
Sensor size (mm) 15.6 x 23.6 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm) 4.7  
Bits per pixel 14 
Focal length multiplier 1.53 
Aspect Ratio 3:2 
ISO latitude  100 - 25600 
Shutter type mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/4000 - 30.0  
Frame rate (fps) 4.0  
Live view  yes 
Stabilization  no 
Firmware  
Dust cleaning 
Mount typeNikon F DX  
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Low-pass filter  
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Exposure compensation  
Drive modes  
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Image format  
White balance bracketing  
Connectivity  
Bluetooth  
3G  
Sound recording  
External micro  
Histogram  
GPS  
Video  
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Full HD  
Live autofocus  
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Canon EOS 600D

Manufacturer specifications

Type Entry-level DSLR 
Announced 2011-02-07 
Indicative price (USD) 850  
Sensor type CMOS 
Resolution 5344 x 3516  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 18.79  
Sensor size (mm) 14.9 x 22.3 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm) 4.2  
Bits per pixel 14 
Focal length multiplier 1.60 
Aspect Ratio 3:2 
ISO latitude  100 - 12800 
Shutter type mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/4000 - 30.0  
Frame rate (fps) 3.7  
Live view  yes 
Stabilization  no 
Firmware  
Dust cleaningYes 
Mount typeCanon EF-S  
Weight (gr) 515  
Battery type Li-Ion, LP-E8, 7.4V, 950mAh 
Battery weight (gr) 88.5 
Tropicalization  
Camera material plastic 
Mount material  
View finder type optical 
View finder magnification 0.85 
View finder coverage 95 
Mirror lockup Quick-return half mirror (transmittance: reflectance ratio of 40:60) 
View finder diopter -3.0 to +1.0 
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size
Monitor pixel 1040000 
Articulated screen Yes 
Touch screen No 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes one-shot, AI-Servo, AI Focus, MF 
Number of autofocus points
Exposure bracketing  
Exposure compensation  
Drive modes Single, Continuous, 10-sec. self-timer/Remote control, 2-sec. self-timer, Continuous shooting after 10-sec. self-timer 
Buffer size 34 
Recording medium SD/SDHC/SDXC 
Image format JPEG, RAW (CR2) 
White balance bracketing Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis) 
Connectivity USB 2.0/HDMI/E3 connector, InfraRed 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes 
External micro Yes 
Histogram Yes 
GPS  
Video  
Maximum format image video  
Full HD  
Live autofocus  
Video file format  
Video codec  
Video stabilisation  

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Pentax K5

Manufacturer specifications

Type Semi-Pro DSLR 
Announced 2010-09-20 
Indicative price (USD) 1600  
Sensor type CMOS 
Resolution 4928 x 3264  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 16.08  
Sensor size (mm) 15.7 x 23.7 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm) 4.8  
Bits per pixel 14 
Focal length multiplier 1.50 
Aspect Ratio 3:2 
ISO latitude  80 - 51200 
Shutter type Mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/8000 - 30.0  
Frame rate (fps) 7.0  
Live view  Yes 
Stabilization  Yes 
Firmware 1.0.3 
Dust cleaningYes 
Mount type Pentax KAF2  
Weight (gr) 740  
Battery type Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90, 7.4V, 1500mAh  
Battery weight (gr) 84 
Tropicalization Yes, Weather and dust resistant 
Camera material  
Mount material  
View finder type Optical 
View finder magnification 0.92 
View finder coverage 100 
Mirror lockup NA 
View finder diopter -2.5 to 1.5 
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size
Monitor pixel 921000 
Articulated screen No 
Touch screen No 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes AF Single (w focus lock, focus/shutter priority selectable), AF Continuous (w focus/FPS priority selectable), Manual Focus point adjustment: Auto 11 Point, Auto 5 Point, User-Selectable, Center AF assist: Yes, via dedicated LED AF assist lamp  
Number of autofocus points 11 
Exposure bracketing Yes (2, 3, or 5 frames, up to +/- 2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps) 
Exposure compensation -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV 
Drive modes Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s, continuous), Auto Bracketing (standard, timer, remote), MLU (standard, remote), HDR Capture (+3, 0, -3 with 5 blend settings and pixel alignment), Multi-Exposure (2-9 shots), Interval (999 
Buffer size 22 (JPEG), 8 (RAW) 
Recording medium SD (Secure Digital), SDHC and SDXC memory cards 
Image format RAW (PEF, DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.21), DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF, PIM III 
White balance bracketing No 
Connectivity USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, HDMI out, DC in, cable switch, 3.5mm stereo microphone, X-sync socket Video out: HD (via HDMI), NTSC, PAL Printer interfaces: n/a 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes 
External micro Yes 
Histogram Yes 
GPS No 
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video 1920 x 1080 / 25 fps 
Full HD Yes 
Live autofocus Yes 
Video file format AVI 
Video codec M-JPEG 
Video stabilisation  

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