• APS-C 355.7mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon D3100
  • Samsung NX3300
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Nikon D3100 webpage
Manufacturer website
Predecessor:   Samsung NX3000
NX3000 vs NX3300
Successor: Nikon D3200
D3100 vs D3200
 
General
Model Number: D3100 NX3300
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: SLR Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $699.95 $499.99
Street Price:   $551.15
Date Available: 2010-09-15 2015-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 27.4 oz (777 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
8.1 oz (230 g)
Size: 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.9 in.
(125 x 97 x 74 mm)
4.6 x 2.6 x 1.5 in.
(117 x 66 x 39 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Samsung
Effective Megapixels: 14.2 20.3
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 355.74mm2 (23.10mm x 15.40mm) 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.01 microns 4.29 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 67  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.5  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.3  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 919  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
2304 x 1536 (3.5 MP, 3:2)
5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3712 x 2088 (7.8 MP, 16:9),
2640 x 2640 (7.0 MP, 1:1),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2944 x 1656 (4.9 MP, 16:9),
2000 x 2000 (4.0 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2),
1024 x 1024 (1.0 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), RAW (12-bit .NEF), RAW+JPEG JPEG, .SRW 12-bit RAW , RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.9 5.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (24)
1280x720 (30/​25/​24)
640x424 (24)
1920x1080 (30p/​25p)
1280x720 (30p/​25p)
640x480 (30p/​25p)
320x240 (30p/​25p)
640x480 (120p)
320x120 (120p)
Movie File Format: MOV H.264/MPEG-4 MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F Samsung NX
Lens: Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Samsung 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 II NX
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 83mm 30 - 75mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 20 - 50mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 2.50x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 38 (T) f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
28 cm to Infinity
11.0 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 2x i-Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 11-Area Phase Detection, 1 cross-type, 9 line-type Contrast Detection: 1 point (Free selection), Multi: Normal 21 points, Closeup 35 points; Face Detection: Max.10 faces; Object Tracking AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.80x mag., 18mm eyepoint, -1.7 to +0.5 diopter  
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.53x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.80x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 460,800 dots (153,600 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 27.0x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: 100 - 3,200; expandable to 12800 Auto, 100 - 25600 (1 or 1/3EV step)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent (7 types), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual;all except Preset Manual with fine tuning Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, N, D), Tungsten, Flash, Custom, K(Manual); Micro Adjustment each 7 steps in Amber/Blue and Green/Magenta axes
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 420 segment 3D color matrix metering II, color matrix metering II, center-weighted, spot (3.5mm) 221-segment Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
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 Scene: Panorama, Beauty Face (advanced), Best Face, Kids Shot, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tones, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light Trace, Continuous Shot, Food, Party/Indoor; Smart Filter: Vignetting, Miniature, Soft Focus, Sketch, Fish Eye; Picture Wizard: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Custom (1-3); Smart Range+; HDR
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds 2-30 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: Red-Eye Reduction, Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, Slow Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync. Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft. 8.0 m / 26.2 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent Bundled SEF8A flash has GN 8m at ISO 100
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: ISO hot shoe Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (12-bit .NEF), RAW+JPEG .SRW 12-bit RAW , RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV H.264/MPEG-4 MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes No
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional, MC-DC2 corded Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Type C mini-HDMI with CEC, Accessory Terminal (MC-DC2 remote cord or GP-1 GPS unit) HDMI, IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.55  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.54  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 2.9 5.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 100 13
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.28 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.200 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.30 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.117 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes): Live View: Full AF lag (AF-S or AF-F) = 1.5s Prefocused lag = 0.479s  
Startup Time: 0.4 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.3 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.5 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   370 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 550 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL14 Proprietary BP740
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL14 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary BP740 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 iLauncher, Samsung RAW Converter, Samsung DNG Converter
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 1080p HD movies, Quiet Shutter mode, new full-time AF in Movie mode. Available in the US in black or white.