Benchmarks Real world tests of D5100 vs D3400

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D5100
4 fps
D3400
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

D5100
660 photos
D3400
1,200 photos

Features Key features of the D5100  vs D3400 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

D5100
16.1 MP
D3400
24 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

D5100
25,600 ISO
D3400
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

D5100
11
D3400
11

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

D5100
3"
D3400
3"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

D5100
0.51x
D3400
0.55x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

D5100
22.9 microns
D3400
15.3 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

D5100  vs
D3400 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 16.1 MP 24 MP
Resolution 4928 x 3264 6000 x 4000
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.6 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.5x
Pixel size 22.9 microns 15.3 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 11 11
Supports continuous No Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.78x 0.85x
Viewfinder size 0.51x 0.55x

performance

Max continuous shooting 4 fps 5 fps
Battery life 660 1,200
Continuous shooting
4 fps, JPEG
5 fps

video

D5100  vs
D3400 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm None

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 920 k dots 921 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 127 x 96.5 x 78.7 mm 124 x 98 x 76 mm
Thickness 78.7 mm 76 mm
Weight 560 g 395 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
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