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GENERAL
Model Nikon D3100 Nikon D3000 Nikon D3200
Release Date 2010-12-21 2009-12-11 2012-07-25
Camera Type Compact SLR Compact SLR Compact SLR
Current Price $565.46 $0.00 $529.95
SENSOR COMPARISON
Sensor Resolution
14

Megapixel

10

Megapixel

24

Megapixel

Max Image Dimensions 4608 x 3072 3872 x 2592 6016 x 4000
Sensor Type CMOS CCD CMOS
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 23.1 x 15.4 mm 23.6 x 15.8 mm 23.2 x 15.4 mm
Sensor Area
355mm2
372mm2
357mm2
Max ISO

3200

1600

6400

Min ISO

100

100

100

RAW Support
SHOOTING FEATURES COMPARISON
Model Nikon D3100 Nikon D3000 Nikon D3200
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec
Continuous Shooting 3 fps 3 fps 4 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Metering
  • MultiCenter-weightedAverage
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot AF-area
Auto Exposure Bracketing Yes
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilizer No No No
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Max Flash Sync 1/200s 1/200s 1/200s
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain
External Flash
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
VIEWFINDER COMPARISON
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.53 0.53 0.53
LCD DISPLAY COMPARISON
Display Type Fixed Type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Technology TFT LCD monitor n/a TFT LCD with 160 viewing angle
Screen Size
3"
3"
3"
Resolution 230k dots 230k dots 921k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
VIDEO COMPARISON
Model Nikon D3100 Nikon D3000 Nikon D3200
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30, 25, 24 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps) n/a 1920 x 1080 (30,25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Video File Format
  • MPEG-4
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
Microphone Type Mono None Mono
Speaker Type None None Mono
External Microphone Port
External Headphone Port
PHYSICAL SPECS COMPARISON
Weight 505 g 536 g 505 g
Dimensions 124 x 96 x 75 mm 126 x 97 x 64 mm 125 x 96 x 77 mm
Body Sealing No No No
BATTERY and STORAGE
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Life

550 Shots

500 Shots

540 Shots

Storage Media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC card SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
CONNECTIVITY COMPARISON
Wireless Connectivity Eye-Fi Connected Eye-Fi Connected Optional
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
LENS COMPARISON
Model Nikon D3100 Nikon D3000 Nikon D3200
Lens Mount Nikon F Nikon F Nikon F
Focal Range(35mm) No Lens No Lens No Lens
Focal Length Multiplier 1.5× 1.5x 1.5
Optical Zoom No Lens No Lens No Lens
Max Aperture No Lens No Lens No Lens
Macro Focus Range No Lens No Lens No Lens
Manual Focus
AUTOFOCUS COMPARISON
Number of Focus Points 11 11 11
Contrast Detection
Phase Detection
AF Modes
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
Current Price $565.46 $0.00 $529.95