57points

Nikon D3100

43points

Nikon D70

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Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D70

Nikon D3100
Nikon D70
Nikon D3100
Nikon D70

Why is Nikon D3100 better than Nikon D70?

  • 140g lighter
    455gvs595g
  • Has phase detection autofocus for videos
  • Has AF tracking
  • Has an optical viewfinder
  • Has manual shutter speed
  • 28% less body volume
    880.1cm³vs1229.3575412799999cm³
  • Has a 24p cinema mode
  • Has a CMOS sensor

Why is Nikon D70 better than Nikon D3100?

  • 3.93% larger sensor
    23.7 x 15.6mmvs23.1 x 15.4mm
  • 1.5x more battery power
    1500mAhvs1000mAh
  • Has a built-in focus motor
  • Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
  • 0.16s less shutter lag
    0.12svs0.279s
  • 60% faster flash X-sync
    1/500svs0.005s
  • 0.39s less startup delay
    0.01svs0.4s

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Design

1.Weather sealed
Nikon D3100
Nikon D70

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

For example

Fujifilm X-T3

2. more viewfinder coverage

95%

95%

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

Leica Q-P

100%

3.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D3100
Nikon D70

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.

4.Has a built-in focus motor
Nikon D3100
Nikon D70

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.

5.Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
Nikon D3100
Nikon D70

An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display showing the image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image, they can be more compact, focusing is easier with digital zoom, and they can also sometimes have extra info on the display, eg. a live histogram.

6. higher resolution (screen)

230k dots

130k dots

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

Best

Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

1040000k dots

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Optics

1.focus points

11

5

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

2.sensor size

23.1 x 15.4mm

23.7 x 15.6mm

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

Best

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81.2 x 25.4mm

3.has AF tracking
Nikon D3100
Nikon D70

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.

4.megapixels

14.8MP

6.1MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

5.maximum light sensitivity

12800 ISO

1600 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.

Best

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

1640000 ISO

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Nikon D3100
Nikon D70

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

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Videography

1.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Nikon D3100
Nikon D70

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.

2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nikon D3100
Nikon D70

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

3.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D3100
Nikon D70

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

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Battery

1.battery power

1000mAh

1500mAh

Best

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

4360mAh

2.has a removable battery
Nikon D3100
Nikon D70

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

3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D3100
Nikon D70

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D3100
Nikon D70

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.noise

919ISO

529ISO

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

Best

Sony Alpha a7 III

3730ISO

2.image quality

67

50

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

Best

Nikon D850

100

3.color depth

22.5bits

20.4bits

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

Best

HP Photosmart R927

42bits

4.dynamic range

11.3Evs

10.3Evs

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 D810A

14.8Evs

5.has an external memory slot
Nikon D3100
Nikon D70

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.

6.can be controlled remotely
Nikon D3100
Nikon D70

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

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