Nikon D3100 vs Canon D6000

Nikon D3100
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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentamirror
 

Reasons to buy the Canon D6000

Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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

competitors

Nikon D3100 Competitors

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Canon EOS M100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 body only

$449 with 15-45mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much smaller
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$550 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$473 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger

Canon D6000 Competitors

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Canon D2000

Entry-level DSLR

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$372 body only

Size Much smaller
Thickness Much thinner
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Size Much smaller
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available

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