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Nikon D3100
Nikon D800E
Top 44%2,296 points
Top 44%
Top 17%3,409 points
Top 17%
Nikon D3100
Nikon D800E
Top specs and features

Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D800E: 68 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

2.45x more megapixels (main camera).
14.8MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
36.3MP

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
35.9 x 24mm

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
Canon EOS R: 5655
51

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
3fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
4fps

5. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
919ISO
Sony Alpha a7 III: 3730ISO
2979ISO

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
25600 ISO

7. 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
900shots

8. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
67
Nikon D850: 100
95

9. 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 30fps

10. weight

445g lighter.
455g
HTC Re: 65.5g
900g

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/4000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s
1/8000s

12. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
22.5bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
25.6bits

13. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D800E
50% have it

14. 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 D800E
12% have it

15. 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 D800E
32% have it

16. 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 D800E
46% have it

17. 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
14.3Evs

18. 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 D800E
72% have it

19. resolution

4x higher resolution.
588 x 392px
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 5184 x 3888px
1176 x 784px

20. Is dustproof and water resistant

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D800E
9% have it

21. 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 D800E
16% have it

22. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Nikon D3100
Nikon D800E
27% have it

23. battery power

1.9x more battery power.
1000mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh
1900mAh

24. 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

25. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Nikon D3100
Nikon D800E
20% have it

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