Canon EOS R vs Nikon D3100

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75

Nikon D3100

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS R

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
2,100k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
30.1 MP
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Large sensor
Sensor size
Full frame 36x24mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
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

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

$2,234 - $2,799 body only

$2,949 - $3,549 with 24-70mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Focus points Many fewer focus points
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Fujifilm X-T3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,499 body only

$1,899 with 18-55mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Size Smaller
Focus points Many fewer focus points
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Sony a7 III

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,898 - $1,998 body only

$2,148 - $2,198 with 28-70mm lens

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

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000

Entry-level DSLR

$600 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Size Slightly smaller
Thickness Thinner
Movie format Does not take movies
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$355 with 75-300mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Slightly larger
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$272 - $550 body only

$345 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Slightly larger

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