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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D3100
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Top 40%1,459 points
Top 40%
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D3100
Top specs and features

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV vs Nikon D3100: 87 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

2.05x more megapixels (main camera).
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
Canon EOS R: 5655
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
28% 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. 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

8. video recording (main camera)

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.
2160 x 30fps
Fujifilm X-T3: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 24fps

9. weight

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

10. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D3100
39% have it

11. 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

12. 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
50% have it

13. Has phase detection autofocus for videos

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.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D3100
12% have it

14. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D3100
32% have it

15. 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

16. 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

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 timelapse function

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D3100
16% have it

19. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
1620k dots
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS: 1040000k dots
230k dots

20. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D3100
27% have it

21. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D3100
26% have it

22. 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
27% have it

23. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D3100
20% have it

24. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D3100
54% have it

25. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D3100
25% have it

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