Nikon D3100Nikon D3000
Top 41%1,466 points
Top 41%
Top 52%1,190 points
Top 52%
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Top specs and features

Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D3000: 64 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

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

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
23.6 x 15.8mm

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
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.
919ISO
Sony Alpha a7 III: 3730ISO
563ISO

6. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3000
27% 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.
12800 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
3200 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.
67
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
62

10. weight

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

11. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3000
37% have it

12. color depth

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

13. 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

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 D3100
Nikon D3000
11% 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 D3100
Nikon D3000
31% 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.
11.3Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
11.1Evs

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 D3100
Nikon D3000
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 D3100
Nikon D3000
72% have it

19. 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
Nikon D3000
26% have it

20. battery power

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

21. 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

22. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3000
19% have it

23. width

1.54mm narrower.
124.46mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
126mm

24. volume

10.27% less body volume.
880.1cm³
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 0cm³
794.43cm³

25. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3000
24% have it

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