52points

Nikon D3100

85points

Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

91points

Sony Alpha a6500

Nikon D3100
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
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Sony Alpha a6500
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88 facts in comparison

Nikon D3100vs Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VRvs Sony Alpha a6500

Nikon D3100
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500
Nikon D3100
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500
52
points
85
points
91
points

Why is Nikon D3100 better than ...?

  • Flash sync speed
    1/200svs0.005,0.00625s

Why is Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR better than ...?

  • Sensor size
    35.9 x 24mmvs23.1 x 15.4,23.5 x 15.6mm
  • Megapixels
    24.3MPvs14.8,24.2MP
  • longer battery life
    900shotsvs550,350shots
  • Noise
    2980 ISOvs919,1405 ISO
  • Image quality
    94vs67,85
  • Color depth
    25.1bitsvs22.5,24.5bits
  • Dynamic range
    14.2Evsvs11.3,13.7Evs
  • Is dustproof and water resistant

Why is Sony Alpha a6500 better than ...?

  • Focus points
    425vs11,39
  • Maximum light sensitivity
    51200 ISOvs12800,25600 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Continuous shooting at high resolution
    11fpsvs3,5.5fps
  • Video recording (main camera)
    2160 x 30fpsvs1080 x 24,1080 x 30fps
  • Has WiFi
  • Weight
    453gvs455,760g
  • Has a stereo microphone

Design

1.Weather sealed
?

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

Nikon D3100
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500
2.Has a built-in focus motor
?

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

Nikon D3100
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500
3.Has a flip-out screen
?

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Nikon D3100
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500
4. more viewfinder coverage
?

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

Fujifilm X-T30 + Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS

100%

95%

100%

100%

5.Is dustproof and water resistant
?

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

Nikon D3100
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500
6.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 D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500

Optics

1.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 D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500
2.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.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

11

39

425

3.sensor size
?

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

23.1 x 15.4mm

35.9 x 24mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

4.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 D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500
5.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.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

12800 ISO

25600 ISO

51200 ISO

6.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 D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500

Videography

1.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.

Best

Leica Q2

1080 x 120fps

1080 x 24fps

1080 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

2.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 D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
?

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

Nikon D3100
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500
4.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 D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500
5.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 D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500
6.supports AVCHD format
?

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

Nikon D3100
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
?

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

Nikon D3100
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500
2.has a microphone in
?

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Nikon D3100
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500
3.number of microphones
?

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

Best

Fujifilm X-T30 + Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS

2

1

1

2

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

For example

Pentax K-1 + Pentax D FA 24-70mm HD f/2.8 ED SDM WR

Nikon D3100
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500
5.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

Nikon D3100
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500
6.Has a zoom microphone
?

Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

Nikon D3100
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500

Battery

1. longer battery life
?

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

550shots

900shots

350shots

2.battery power
?

Best

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

4360mAh

1000mAh

1900mAh

1100mAh

3.has a removable battery
?

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

Nikon D3100
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500
4.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Nikon D3100
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500
5.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Nikon D3100
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500

Features

1.image quality
?

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon D850 + Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

100

67

94

85

2.noise
?

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

Best

Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

3730 ISO

919 ISO

2980 ISO

1405 ISO

3.color depth
?

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

Best

HP Photosmart R927

42bits

22.5bits

25.1bits

24.5bits

4.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.

Best

Nikon D850 + Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

14.8Evs

11.3Evs

14.2Evs

13.7Evs

5.has an external memory slot
?

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.

Nikon D3100
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500
6.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

Nikon D3100
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony Alpha a6500

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