Nikon D3 vs Nikon D100

Nikon D3
Nikon D100

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,290 ISO
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D100

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3.

competitors

Nikon D3 Competitors

Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$90 body only

Size Significantly smaller
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

$681 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Weight Slightly lighter
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,344 - $1,697 body only

$2,197 with 24-120mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Nikon D100 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$480 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$1,646 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view

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