Canon PowerShot SX10 IS vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

44

Nikon D3100

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
12,800 ISO

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Super zoom

$469

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$405 - $480

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$329 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$379 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$348 body only

$426 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen

discussion

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
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Nikon D3100
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