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Advantages of the Nikon D3100

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Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 24fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
230 lenses vs 34 lenses
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Around 7x more lenses available
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.51x vs 0.48x
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More than 10% larger viewfinder
True resolution
Higher true resolution
14.2 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
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Advantages of the Olympus E-600

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Thickness
Much thinner
2.4" vs 2.9"
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Around 20% thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
4 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Size
Significantly smaller
130×94×60 mm vs 124×97×74 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              D3100124×97×74 mm
              E-600130×94×60 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              D31002.9"
              E-6002.4"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              D310014.2 MP
              E-60012.2 MP
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Viewfinder Both have pentamirror viewfinders Help
              Pentamirror
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              D31003 fps
              E-6004 fps
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              D31001080p @ 24fps
              E-600None
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              D31000.51x
              E-6000.48x
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

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