Nikon D3100Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
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Top 9%2,259 points
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Top specs and features

Nikon D3100 vs Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: 88 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

2.05x more megapixels (main camera).
14.8MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
30.4MP

2. sensor size

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

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
Sony Alpha a7 III: 693
61

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

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

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon D3100
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
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.
12800 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
102400 ISO

7. 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
900shots

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.
1080 x 24fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
2160 x 30fps

9. weight

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

10. Has WiFi

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

11. 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
1/8000s

12. 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 D3100
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
11% have it

13. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Nikon D3100
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
50% 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.
Nikon D3100
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
31% 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.
Nikon D3100
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
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.
Nikon D3100
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
72% have it

17. has a built-in HDR mode

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

18. Is dustproof and water resistant

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

19. has a microphone in

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

20. 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 D3100
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
26% have it

21. 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.
Nikon D3100
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
15% have it

22. volume

33.54% less body volume.
880.1cm³
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 0cm³
1331.4cm³

23. width

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

24. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Nikon D3100
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
19% have it

25. 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
1620k dots

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