General

Nikon D3100 Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v
Brand
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Nikon Sony
Lowest price
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$329.00 $314.00
Announced
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August 2010 February 2011

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CMOS
Sensor size
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n/a 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
Crop factor
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1.6x n/a
Megapixels
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14.2 MP 16.2 MP
Light sensitivity
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3,200 ISO 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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12,800 ISO None
Sensor cleaning
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Yes n/a

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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14.2 MP 9.7 MP
Native resolution
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4608 × 3072 4648 × 3488
Pixel size
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25.1 µm² 1.7 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3" 3"
Resolution
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230k dots 921k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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No No
Live view
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Yes n/a

Lenses

Lens availability
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230 lenses n/a
Lens mount
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Nikon F n/a

Form factor

Size
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124×97×74 mm 122×87×93 mm
Depth
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2.9" 3.7"
Weight
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505 g 577 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes No
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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No n/a
Built-in focus motor
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No n/a

Viewfinder

Type
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Pentamirror Digital
Viewfinder size
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0.51x Unknown
Coverage
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95% n/a

Movies

Format
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1080p @ 24fps 1080p @ 60fps
Supports 24p
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Yes No
High-speed framerate
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None None
External mic jack
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No No
Autofocus
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Contrast detection Unknown
Continuous focus
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Yes n/a
All formats
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  1. 640 x 424 @ 24fps
  2. 720p @ 24fps
  3. 720p @ 25fps
  4. 720p @ 30fps
  5. 1080p @ 24fps
  1. 480p @ 30fps
  2. 720p @ 30fps
  3. 1,440 x 1,080 @ 30fps
  4. 1080p @ 60fps

Features

Panorama
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No Unknown
HDR
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No Unknown
3D
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No Unknown
Image stabilization
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None
  1. Lens
Supports RAW
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Yes No
GPS
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No Yes

Performance

Startup delay
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400 ms Unknown
Shutter lag
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279 ms Unknown
Battery life
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550 shots 410 shots
Continuous shooting
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3 fps 10 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection Contrast detection
Focus points
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11 9
Cross type focus points
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1 Unknown

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 No

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC
  1. Memory Stick Duo
  2. Memory Stick PRO Duo
  3. Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
  4. SD
  5. SDHC
  6. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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67.0 Unknown
Color depth
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22.5 bits Unknown
Dynamic range
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11.3 EV Unknown
Low light performance
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919 ISO Unknown

Lens

Zoom
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n/a 30x
Wide angle
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n/a 27 mm
Telephoto
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n/a 810 mm
Aperture (wide angle)
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n/a f/2.8
Aperture (telephoto)
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n/a f/5.6
Macro focus
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n/a 1.0 cm
Nikon D3100
D3100
Nikon

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v
Cybershot DSC-HX100v
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