Canon EOS R vs Nikon D3100

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97

Nikon D3100

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS R

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
2,100k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Large sensor
Sensor size
Full frame 36x24mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
279 ms shutter lag
Lens availability
Many lenses available
230 lenses
Weight
Light-weight
505 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

competitors

Canon EOS R Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$2,316 - $3,099 body only

$2,656 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Focus points Many fewer focus points
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Nikon Z 7

Boutique

$3,397 - $3,997

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Focus points Many fewer focus points
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Sony Alpha a7 III

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,898 - $2,499 body only

$2,098 - $2,226 with 28-70mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Nikon D3100 Competitors

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Fujifilm X-T3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,499 body only

$1,899 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$342 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Slightly larger
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack

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