Canon PowerShot SX10 IS vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

42

Nikon D3100

38

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

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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 SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Super zoom

$180

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Super zoom

Size Smaller
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Super zoom

Screen size Larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Shorter battery life

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$487 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support
Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000

Entry-level DSLR

$305 body only

$729 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Screen size Smaller screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$390 with 18-55mm lens

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

discussion

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
PowerShot SX10 IS
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Nikon D3100
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