General

Nikon D3000 Nikon D3100
Brand
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Nikon Nikon
Lowest price
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$406.99 $249.00
Announced
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July, 2009 August, 2010

Sensor

Type
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CCD CMOS
Size
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APS-C 23.6x15.8mm APS-C 23.1x15.4mm
Crop factor
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1.5x 1.6x
Megapixels
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10 MP 14.2 MP
Light sensitivity
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1,600 ISO 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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3,200 ISO 12,800 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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10 MP 14.2 MP
Native resolution
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3872 x 2592 4608 x 3072
Pixel size
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37.2 µm² 25.1 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3.0" 3.0"
Resolution
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230k dots 230k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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No No
Live view
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No Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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205 lenses 205 lenses
Lens mount
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Nikon F Nikon F

Form factor

Size
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126x97x64 mm 124x96x73 mm
Depth
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2.5" 2.9"
Weight
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536 g 505 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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No No
Built-in focus motor
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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Pentamirror Pentamirror
Viewfinder size
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0.52x 0.51x
Coverage
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95% 95%

Movies

Format
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None 1080p @ 24fps
Supports 24p
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n/a Yes
High-speed framerate
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n/a None
External mic jack
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n/a No
Autofocus
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None Contrast detection
Continuous focus
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n/a Yes
All formats
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n/a 720p @ 24fps
720p @ 30fps
720p @ 25fps
1080p @ 24fps
640 x 424 @ 24fps

Features

Panorama
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No No
HDR
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No No
3D
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No No
Image stabilization
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None None
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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700 ms 400 ms
Shutter lag
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262 ms 279 ms
Battery life
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550 shots 550 shots
Continuous shooting
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3 fps 3 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points
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11 11
Cross type focus points
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1 1

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s 1/4000s
Min
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30s 30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes Yes
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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SD
SDHC
SD
SDHC
SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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62.0 67.0
Color depth
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22.3 bits 22.5 bits
Dynamic range
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11.1 EV 11.3 EV
Low light performance
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563 ISO 919 ISO
Nikon D3000
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Nikon D3100
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