Nikon D800ENikon D3100
Top 8%2,251 points
Top 8%
Top 40%1,473 points
Top 40%
Nikon D800E
Nikon D3100
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Top specs and features

Nikon D800E vs Nikon D3100: 69 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

2.45x more megapixels.
36.3MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
14.8MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
35.9 x 24mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm
23.1 x 15.4mm

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.
51
Sony Alpha a9: 693
11

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
4fps
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.
2979ISO
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
919ISO

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.
25600 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
12800 ISO

7. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
95
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
67

8. weight

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

9. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
900shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
550shots

10. video recording

25% better video recording quality.
1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 24fps

11. color depth

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

12. has a stereo microphone

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

13. Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Nikon D800E
Nikon D3100
11% have it

14. fastest shutter speed

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

15. 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.
14.3Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
11.3Evs

16. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Nikon D800E
Nikon D3100
26% 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 D800E
Nikon D3100
26% have it

18. Is dustproof and water resistant

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

19. width

20.32mm narrower.
144.78mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
124.46mm

20. resolution

4x higher resolution.
1176 x 784px
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S: 3680 x 2760px
588 x 392px

21. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Nikon D800E
Nikon D3100
30% have it

22. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
921k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
230k dots

23. battery power

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

24. volume

38.32% less body volume.
1438.37cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
880.1cm³

25. height

25.9mm shorter.
121.9mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
96mm

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