54points

Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3

58points

Nikon D3100

Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3
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Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3 vs Nikon D3100

Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3
Nikon D3100
Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3
Nikon D3100
54
points
58
points

Why is Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3 better than Nikon D3100?

  • Has a stereo microphone
  • 0.3s less startup delay
    0.1svs0.4s

Why is Nikon D3100 better than Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3?

  • 17.46% more megapixels (main camera)
    14.8MPvs12.6MP
  • 9.01% larger sensor
    23.1 x 15.4mmvs22.2 x 14.7mm
  • 2 more focus points
    11vs9
  • 2x higher maximum light sensitivity
    12800 ISOvs6400 ISO
  • 21.72% lower noise at high ISO
    919ISOvs755ISO
  • 20.12% better video recording quality (main camera)
    1080 x 24fpsvs720 x 29.97fps
  • 5 better image quality
    67vs62
  • 40g lighter
    455gvs495g

Top specs and features

Design

1.resolution

588 x 392px

588 x 392px

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

5184 x 3888px

2.Weather sealed
Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3
Nikon D3100

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

3.has an optical viewfinder
Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3
Nikon D3100

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

4. more viewfinder coverage

95%

95%

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 afterwards to get them looking perfect.

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

100%

5.Has a hot shoe
Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3
Nikon D3100

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

6.Is a system camera
Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3
Nikon D3100

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

Optics

1.focus points

9

11

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.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

2.sensor size

22.2 x 14.7mm

23.1 x 15.4mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

3.has AF tracking
Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3
Nikon D3100

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.

4.maximum light sensitivity

6400 ISO

12800 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.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

5.has built-in optical image stabilization
Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3
Nikon D3100

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

6.megapixels

12.6MP

14.8MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

720 x 29.97fps

1080 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.

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3
Nikon D3100

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
Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3
Nikon D3100

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3
Nikon D3100

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 stereo microphone
Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3
Nikon D3100

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Nikon Coolpix B600

2

Battery

1. longer battery life

700shots

550shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.battery power

1200mAh

1000mAh

Best

Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

4360mAh

3.has a removable battery
Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3
Nikon D3100

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

4.has a battery level indicator
Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3
Nikon D3100

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

5.has a rechargeable battery
Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3
Nikon D3100

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.image quality

62

67

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon D850

100

2.noise

755ISO

919ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Sony Alpha a7 III

3730ISO

3.color depth

21.9bits

22.5bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

Best

HP Photosmart R927

42bits

4.dynamic range

11Evs

11.3Evs

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.

Best

Nikon D810A

14.8Evs

5.has an external memory slot
Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3
Nikon D3100

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

6.can be controlled remotely
Canon Canon EOS Rebel T3
Nikon D3100

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

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