• APS-C 355.7mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Nikon D3100 advantages over Canon EOS M10

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.01 vs 4.30 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.40 vs 2.5 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    919 vs 753 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 550 vs 255 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    83 mm vs 72 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Canon EOS M10 advantages over Nikon D3100

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 74 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    4 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    18.0 vs 14.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    4.6 fps vs 2.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 100 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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  • User-friendly design; great touchscreen interface; good image quality

  • No viewfinder; limited physical controls; sub-par continuous shooting; lacking video features

The Competition

Compared to Sony A33

Nikon D3100
Sony A33
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon EOS M10
Sony A33
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Pentax K-r

Nikon D3100
Pentax K-r
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup
Canon EOS M10
Pentax K-r
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon D5100

Nikon D3100
Nikon D5100
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon EOS M10
Nikon D5100
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm X-A1

Nikon D3100
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon EOS M10
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Nikon D3100
Samsung NX3300
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $556
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon EOS M10
Samsung NX3300
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $556
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
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