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Nikon D3100

55points
88points

Nikon D3200

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Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D3200

Nikon D3100
Nikon D3200

Why is Nikon D3100 better than Nikon D3200?

  • 10shots longer battery life
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    550shotsvs540shots
  • 4.13% less body volume
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    880.1cm³vs918cm³
  • 0.54mm narrower
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    124.46mmvs125mm
  • 2.84mm thinner
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    73.66mmvs76.5mm

Why is Nikon D3200 better than Nikon D3100?

  • 0.43% larger sensor
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    23.2 x 15.4mmvs23.1 x 15.4mm
  • 1.64x more megapixels (main camera)
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    24.2MPvs14.8MP
  • 33.33% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    4fpsvs3fps
  • 25% better video recording quality (main camera)
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    1080 x 30fpsvs1080 x 24fps
  • 23.07% lower noise at high ISO
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    1131 ISOvs919 ISO
  • 14 better image quality
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    81vs67
  • 7.11% better color depth
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    24.1bitsvs22.5bits
  • Has a microphone input
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Price comparison

Nikon D3100

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D3100 aliexpressYONGNUO YN35mm F2.0 F2N Lens,YN50mm Lens...YONGNUO YN35mm F2.0 F2N Lens,YN50mm Lens for Nikon F Mount D7100 D3200 D3300 D3100 D5100 D90 DSLR Camera,for Canon DSLR Camera
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$59.99
Nikon D3100 aliexpress52MM 0.43x Professional HD Wide Angle Le...52MM 0.43x Professional HD Wide Angle Lens with Macro Portion for Nikon D7100 D7000 D5500 D5300 D5200 D5100 D3300 D3200 D3100
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$21.59
Nikon D3100 aliexpress2pcs DK-20 Rubber Eye Cup Eyepiece Eyecu...2pcs DK-20 Rubber Eye Cup Eyepiece Eyecup For Nikon D5100 D3100 D3000 D50 D60 D70S D3100 D3200 D5200 D3300
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$0.97
Nikon D3100 aliexpressYONGNUO RF603II Wireless Flash Trigger 2...YONGNUO RF603II Wireless Flash Trigger 2 Transceivers For Nikon D700 D300 D3100 D600 D610 Canon 5D Mark II III 6D 500D
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$28.99
Nikon D3100 aliexpress8mm F/3.0 Ultra Wide Angle Fisheye Lens ...8mm F/3.0 Ultra Wide Angle Fisheye Lens for Nikon DSLR Camera D3100 D3200 D5200 D5500 D7000 D7200 D800 D700 D90 D7100 free ship
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$125.99

Nikon D3200

Buy used:

$198.00

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR wit...Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm VR and 55-200mm Non-VR DX Zoom Lenses
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$949.00
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Cam...Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm and 55-200mm VR DX Zoom Lenses Bundle
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$879.95
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D3200 Digital SLR Camera Body (Bla...Nikon D3200 Digital SLR Camera Body (Black) (Renewed)
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$499.00
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D7500 20.9MP DSLR Digital Camera w...Nikon D7500 20.9MP DSLR Digital Camera w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens & AF-P DX 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED Lens + 2 Pcs SanDisk 64GB Memory Card + Accessory Bundle (Black)
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$1,424.99
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D7500 20.9MP DSLR Digital Camera B...Nikon D7500 20.9MP DSLR Digital Camera Body w/AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens + 2 Pcs SanDisk 32GB Memory Card + Padded Camera Bag + Accessory Bundle (Black)
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$1,384.99
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D5600 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR ...Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR and 70-300mm Lenses + 64GB Card, Tripod, Flash, and More (23pc A-Cell Bundle) (70-300MM + 18-55MM + 64GB)
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$969.99
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera Body (Red...Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera Body (Red) (Renewed)
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$258.99
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera w/AF-P 18...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera w/AF-P 18-55mm VR Lens & 70-300mm Dual Zoom Lens - (Renewed) + 16GB Bundle
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$649.00

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Design

1.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3200
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
2.weight

455g

455g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
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 afterward to get them looking perfect.
4.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3200
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.
5.Has a hot shoe
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3200
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
6.resolution

588 x 392px

1176 x 784px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.

Optics

1.sensor size

23.1 x 15.4mm

23.2 x 15.4mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
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.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

12800 ISO

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.
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3200
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.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 24fps

1080 x 30fps

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.
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.
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3200
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.has a microphone input
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3200
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

550shots

540shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3200
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3200
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3200
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.battery power

1000mAh

1030mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.

Features

1.noise

919 ISO

1131 ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
3.color depth

22.5bits

24.1bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
4.Has a remote control
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3200
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
5.dynamic range

11.3Evs

13.2Evs

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.
6.has an external memory slot
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3200
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

Price comparison

Nikon D3100

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D3100 aliexpressYONGNUO YN35mm F2.0 F2N Lens,YN50mm Lens...YONGNUO YN35mm F2.0 F2N Lens,YN50mm Lens for Nikon F Mount D7100 D3200 D3300 D3100 D5100 D90 DSLR Camera,for Canon DSLR Camera
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$59.99
Nikon D3100 aliexpress52MM 0.43x Professional HD Wide Angle Le...52MM 0.43x Professional HD Wide Angle Lens with Macro Portion for Nikon D7100 D7000 D5500 D5300 D5200 D5100 D3300 D3200 D3100
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$21.59
Nikon D3100 aliexpress2pcs DK-20 Rubber Eye Cup Eyepiece Eyecu...2pcs DK-20 Rubber Eye Cup Eyepiece Eyecup For Nikon D5100 D3100 D3000 D50 D60 D70S D3100 D3200 D5200 D3300
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$0.97
Nikon D3100 aliexpressYONGNUO RF603II Wireless Flash Trigger 2...YONGNUO RF603II Wireless Flash Trigger 2 Transceivers For Nikon D700 D300 D3100 D600 D610 Canon 5D Mark II III 6D 500D
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$28.99
Nikon D3100 aliexpress8mm F/3.0 Ultra Wide Angle Fisheye Lens ...8mm F/3.0 Ultra Wide Angle Fisheye Lens for Nikon DSLR Camera D3100 D3200 D5200 D5500 D7000 D7200 D800 D700 D90 D7100 free ship
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$125.99

Nikon D3200

Buy used:

$198.00

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR wit...Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm VR and 55-200mm Non-VR DX Zoom Lenses
Amazon logo
$949.00
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Cam...Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm and 55-200mm VR DX Zoom Lenses Bundle
Amazon logo
$879.95
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D3200 Digital SLR Camera Body (Bla...Nikon D3200 Digital SLR Camera Body (Black) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$499.00
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D7500 20.9MP DSLR Digital Camera w...Nikon D7500 20.9MP DSLR Digital Camera w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens & AF-P DX 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED Lens + 2 Pcs SanDisk 64GB Memory Card + Accessory Bundle (Black)
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$1,424.99
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D7500 20.9MP DSLR Digital Camera B...Nikon D7500 20.9MP DSLR Digital Camera Body w/AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens + 2 Pcs SanDisk 32GB Memory Card + Padded Camera Bag + Accessory Bundle (Black)
Amazon logo
$1,384.99
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D5600 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR ...Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR and 70-300mm Lenses + 64GB Card, Tripod, Flash, and More (23pc A-Cell Bundle) (70-300MM + 18-55MM + 64GB)
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$969.99
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera Body (Red...Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera Body (Red) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$258.99
Nikon D3200 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera w/AF-P 18...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera w/AF-P 18-55mm VR Lens & 70-300mm Dual Zoom Lens - (Renewed) + 16GB Bundle
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$649.00

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