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Nikon D3000
Nikon D3100
Top 51%1,187 points
Top 51%
Top 40%1,459 points
Top 40%
Nikon D3000
Nikon D3100
Top specs and features

Nikon D3000 vs Nikon D3100: 63 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

37.04% more megapixels (main camera).
10.8MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
14.8MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.6 x 15.8mm
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.
11
Canon EOS R: 5655
11

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

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

5. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
563ISO
Sony Alpha a7 III: 3730ISO
919ISO

6. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon D3000
Nikon D3100
28% have it

7. 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.
3200 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
12800 ISO

8. longer battery life

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

9. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
62
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
67

10. weight

81g lighter.
536g
HTC Re: 65.5g
455g

11. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Nikon D3000
Nikon D3100
39% have it

12. fastest shutter speed

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

13. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
22.3bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
22.5bits

14. 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.
Nikon D3000
Nikon D3100
12% have it

15. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Nikon D3000
Nikon D3100
32% have it

16. dynamic range

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.
11.1Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
11.3Evs

17. 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.
Nikon D3000
Nikon D3100
46% have it

18. 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.
Nikon D3000
Nikon D3100
72% have it

19. higher resolution (screen)

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

20. battery power

8% more battery power.
1080mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh
1000mAh

21. 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.
Nikon D3000
Nikon D3100
27% have it

22. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Nikon D3000
Nikon D3100
20% have it

23. 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.
Nikon D3000
Nikon D3100
54% have it

24. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Nikon D3000
Nikon D3100
25% have it

25. volume

10.27% less body volume.
794.43cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
880.1cm³

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