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Nikon D3100

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Nikon D3100 review: specs and price

Nikon D3100
Nikon D3100
57
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Why is Nikon D3100 better than the average?

  • Sensor size
    23.1 x 15.4mmvs158.3mm
  • longer battery life
    550shotsvs389.64shots
  • Fastest shutter speed
    1/4000svs1/2816s
  • Color depth
    22.5bitsvs22.17bits
  • Volume
    880.1cm³vs9397.54cm³
  • Screen size
    3"vs2.96"
  • Shutter lag
    0.28svs10.71s
  • Exposure time
    30svs26.69s

Top specs and features

Design

1.resolution

588 x 392px

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

5184 x 3888px

2.Weather sealed
Nikon D3100

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

For example

Fujifilm X-T3

3.has an optical viewfinder
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%

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

Leica Q-P

100%

5.Has a hot shoe
Nikon D3100

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

6.weight

455g

Best

HTC Re

65.5g

Optics

1.sensor size

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

2.focus points

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

3.has AF tracking
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

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.megapixels

14.8MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

6.has built-in optical image stabilization
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

Leica D-Lux 7

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

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

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
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
Nikon D3100

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.has a 24p cinema mode
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.number of microphones

1

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

Best

Canon EOS 200D

2

Battery

1. longer battery life

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

1000mAh

Best

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

4360mAh

3.has a removable battery
Nikon D3100

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

4.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D3100

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D3100

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.image quality

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

919ISO

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

Best

Sony Alpha a7 III

3730ISO

3.color depth

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

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
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
Nikon D3100

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

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