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Nikon D3100
Nikon D70
Top 41%1,478 points
Top 41%
Top 59%1,024 points
Top 59%
Nikon D3100
Nikon D70
Top specs and features

Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D70: 57 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

2.43x more megapixels (main camera).
14.8MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
6.1MP

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
23.7 x 15.6mm

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
5

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
529ISO

6. 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
1600 ISO

7. 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
50

8. weight

140g lighter.
455g
HTC Re: 65.5g
595g

9. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
22.5bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
20.4bits

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 D70
11% 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 D70
31% have it

12. 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
10.3Evs

13. 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 D70
46% have it

14. 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 D70
72% have it

15. 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 D70
26% have it

16. battery power

1.5x more battery power.
1000mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh
1500mAh

17. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D70
20% have it

18. width

15.24mm narrower.
124.46mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
139.7mm

19. 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
130k dots

20. volume

28% less body volume.
880.1cm³
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 0cm³
1229.36cm³

21. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D70
24% have it

22. 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 D70
17% have it

23. height

15.76mm shorter.
96mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
111.76mm

24. 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 D70
45% have it

25. 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 D70
54% have it

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