Nikon D3100 vs Canon Rebel T3

Winner
Nikon D3100

53

Canon Rebel T3

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Great color depth
Color depth
22.5 bits
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T3.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

competitors

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$309 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Thickness Thicker
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger

Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$669 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$470 - $649 body only

$549 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

Nikon D3100
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Showing 8 comments

irish (10:34 AM, June 30, 2013)
What did u buy Nikon or canon?
 
Roberta (1:56 PM, April 15, 2013)
Can I ask a question? I am preparing to buy a digital camera as it is becoming more difficult to develop film. :) I have a Nikon film camera and several lenses. Would my lenses work on a Nikon digital camera? Thanks.
 
Raoulalcantara (9:09 AM, April 25, 2012)
I am from the Philippines..between the two
cameras i'll go for Canon 1100d for these reasons:1. Built-in AF motor -
can use older lenses2. Bracketing - for HDR photograpy3. Price - need to
say more?4. If you want 1080p video...get an HD video cam, SLR's are for
still phography not intended for video5. 12 mp is as good as 14 mp not
unless you are planning to print a poster size photo. Megapixels refer to the
size of the photograph not the quality.6. There are 7 Canon Service centers
here in the Philippines compare to Nikon which only has one.I hope this
help...happy shooting
 
Kizzy (4:43 PM, January 28, 2012)
I like the Nikon better I though, Canon was great but my Uncle has Nikon, and I'm pretty inspired by him. Plus he can sell me his lenses,  I got a Nikon D3100 on Christmas.
 
SidBP (1:49 PM, December 29, 2011)
The 1100D is Better Than the D3100 :)
Also The D3100's Grip IS not good at all :/
Better Image Quality on 1100D
Larger Viewfinder
Even That Snapsort Recommends the D3100 experience Will Show You that the 1100D is better :)
 
Mojopower (3:46 AM, November 30, 2011)
The pictures on the T3 are better, check out any other website to see side-by-side comparisons.
 
Shane Schweizer (4:19 AM, November 19, 2011)
I think that spec wise the D3100 seems to be the winner.
 
Sonam Tshering (9:02 AM, November 16, 2011)
So what's the final verdict? Canon T3 or Nikon D3100??