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Nikon D3100
Nikon D3400
Top 44%2,318 points
Top 44%
Top 50%2,070 points
Top 50%
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3400
Top specs and features

Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D3400: 54 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

1.64x more megapixels (main camera).
14.8MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
24.2MP

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
23.5 x 15.6mm

3. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
3fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
5fps

4. 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
25600 ISO

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3400
28% have it

6. 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
1200shots

7. 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
Fujifilm X-T3: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 60fps

8. weight

60g lighter.
455g
HTC Re: 65.5g
395g

9. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3400
39% have it

10. 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 D3400
12% have it

11. 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 D3400
32% have it

12. 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 D3400
46% have it

13. 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 D3400
72% have it

14. 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
Nikon D3400
16% have it

15. 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
921k dots

16. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3400
20% have it

17. 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 D3400
27% have it

18. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3400
66% have it

19. 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 D3100
Nikon D3400
54% have it

20. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3400
48% have it

21. has an optical viewfinder

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.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3400
30% have it

22. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3400
45% have it

23. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3400
58% have it

24. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3400
26% have it

25. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3400
46% have it

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