• APS-C 372.9mm2
  • 10.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon D3000
  • Sony Alpha ILCE-A6100
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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Predecessor: Nikon D40
D40 vs D3000
Sony A6000
A6000 vs A6100
Successor:    
General
Model Number: D3000 A6100
Alternate Model Number(s):   ILCE-6100
Camera Format: SLR Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $599.95 $849.99
Street Price: $450.33 $748.00
Date Available: 2009-08-31 2019-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 28.2 oz (800 g)
includes batteries
18.1 oz (512 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.5 in.
(126 x 97 x 64 mm)
4.7 x 2.6 x 2.3 in.
(120 x 67 x 59 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Sony
Effective Megapixels: 10.2 24.2
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 372.88mm2 (23.60mm x 15.80mm) 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.10 microns 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 62  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.3  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.1  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 563  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3872 x 2592 (10.0 MP, Other),
2896 x 1944 (5.6 MP, Other),
1936 x 1296 (2.5 MP, Other)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
4240 x 2832 (12.0 MP, 3:2),
3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3376 (20.3 MP, 16:9),
4240 x 2400 (10.2 MP, Other),
3008 x 1688 (5.1 MP, 16:9),
4000 x 4000 (16.0 MP, 1:1),
2832 x 2832 (8.0 MP, 1:1),
2000 x 2000 (4.0 MP, 1:1),
12416 x 1586 (19.7 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
5536 x 2160 (12.0 MP, Other),
3872 x 2160 (8.4 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW (.NEF) JPEG (EXIF 2.31), RAW (14-bit compressed ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.0 11.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: No Yes
Movie Resolution: 3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (120p/​100p/​60p/​60i/​50p/​50i/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (15p/​12p/​8p/​6p/​4p/​3p/​2p/​1p)
Movie File Format:   XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant; Audio: LPCM, 2ch / Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No n/a
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F Sony E
Lens: Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Sony SELP1650 PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS; 9 elements in 8 groups, 4 aspheric surfaces
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 83mm 24 - 75mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 16 - 50mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 3.13x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 38 (T) f/3.5 - f/22 (W) / f/5.6 - f/36 (T); 7-blade circular aperture
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 52.0mm 40.5mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: No Yes
Digital Zoom Values: n/a Up to 4x; up to 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 11-Area Phase Detection, 1 cross-type, 9 line-type Hybrid Contrast/Phase Detection: Wide (425 points (phase-detection AF), 425 points (contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot / Tracking ( Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot); Real-time Eye AF, Real-time Eye AF for animal
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD (playback only) EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror w/ 0.8x magnification EVF type; 1.0cm (0.39-inch) 1.44M-dot SVGA OLED, 100% coverage, 1.07x mag. (0.70x 35mm eq.), 23mm eyepoint, -4 to +3 diopter
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 1,440,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.53x 0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.80x 1.07x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom:   16.7x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 1600 32000
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: 100 - 1,600; expandable to 3200 Auto, 100-32000; expandable to 51200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Auto WB (with new Ambience, Standard and White options), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm white/Cool white/Day white/Daylight), Flash, C. Temp 2500 to 9900K, C Filter G7 to M7 (15-step), Custom, Underwater; AWB micro adjustment
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 420 segment 3D color matrix metering II, color matrix metering II, center-weighted, spot 1200-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot Standard/Large, Entire-screen Average, Highlight
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close up, Night portrait Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur, HDR, Sweep Panorama, Slow & Quick Motion
Self Timer: 2 to 20 seconds 2 , 10, 10 (3 or 5 frames) seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Red-Eye Reduction, Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, Slow Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync. Auto, Off, Fill-flash, Rear sync, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction: On/Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft. 6.0 m / 19.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent GN = 6m at ISO 100; Range is lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/160
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: ISO hot shoe Multi Interface Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (.NEF) RAW (14-bit compressed ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format:   XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant; Audio: LPCM, 2ch / Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional, IR Optional wired or Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
Connections (extended):   Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Multi Interface Shoe, Multi Micro USB, 3.5mm microphone jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.48  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.48  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 6  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.51  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.0 11.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 16 76
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 3.1 11.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 6 33
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 3.0 11.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 6 31
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.26 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.26 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.187 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.29 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.084 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 0.7 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.4 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.8 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   420 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 550 shots 380 shots
Battery Life, Video:   125 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL9a Proprietary NP-FW50
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL9a Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: Nikon Software Suite CD-ROM Free downloads of Sony Imaging Edge Remote, Viewer and Edit
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: