Canon EOS 5D Mark IVNikon D3100
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Top 40%1,471 points
Top 40%
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D3100
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Top specs and features

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV vs Nikon D3100: 89 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

2.05x more megapixels.
30.4MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
14.8MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
36 x 24mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm
23.1 x 15.4mm

3. focus points

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.
61
Sony Alpha a9: 693
11

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
7fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
3fps

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D3100
27% have it

6. maximum light sensitivity

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.
102400 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
12800 ISO

7. weight

435g lighter.
890g
HTC Re: 65.5g
455g

8. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
900shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
550shots

9. video recording

2.5x better video recording quality.
2160 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 24fps

10. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D3100
37% have it

11. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D3100
49% have it

12. Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D3100
11% have it

13. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/8000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s
1/4000s

14. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D3100
26% have it

15. has a 24p cinema mode

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D3100
26% have it

16. width

26.24mm narrower.
150.7mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
124.46mm

17. Is dustproof and water resistant

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D3100
9% have it

18. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D3100
25% have it

19. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D3100
30% have it

20. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
1620k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
230k dots

21. volume

33.54% less body volume.
1331.4cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
880.1cm³

22. has AF tracking

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.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D3100
72% have it

23. height

20.4mm shorter.
116.4mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
96mm

24. thickness

2.24mm thinner.
75.9mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
73.66mm

25. has built-in optical image stabilization

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.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D3100
46% have it

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