Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D7200

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Nikon D3100
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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Lighter Edit
The Nikon D3100 is a 505g digital camera. That's 170g lighter than the Nikon D7200 (675g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

£371 cheaper
The Nikon D3100 is £371 cheaper than the Nikon D7200.
Three more awards
The Nikon D3100 has 16 awards, but the Nikon D7200 has 13 awards.
10 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 24.2MP digital camera. That's 10MP higher than the Nikon D3100 (24.2MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 24.72MP digital camera. That's 9.92MP more than the Nikon D3100 (24.72MP).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 22,400 higher than the Nikon D3100 (25,600).
7% larger screen size Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a screen size of 3.2". That's 0.2" larger than the Nikon D3100 (3.2"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 998,800 pixels higher than the Nikon D3100 (1,228,800 pixels).
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 0.94x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.14x higher than the Nikon D3100 (0.94x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Moderately bigger eye relief Edit
Nikon D7200 is 19.5mm Eye relief, but the Nikon D3100 is only an 18mm Eye relief digital camera (1.5mm smaller). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

23 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
A little better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Nikon D7200 is 86%, but the average rating of the Nikon D3100 is 82% (based on 96 reviews).
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon D7200 is 94%, but the average rating of the Nikon D3100 is 80% (based on 12 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Hugely lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D3100 has a megapixel count of 14.2MP, but the Nikon D7200 is a 24.2MP digital camera (10MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Vastly less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D3100 has a total megapixel count of 14.8MP, however the Nikon D7200 is a 24.72MP digital camera (9.92MP more).
Significantly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D3100 has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, whereas the Nikon D7200 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (22,400 higher).
0.2" smaller screen size Edit
Nikon D3100 is only 3" screen, but the Nikon D7200 is a 3.2" screen digital camera (0.2" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

998,800 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon D3100 has a display resolution of 230,000 pixels, however the Nikon D7200 is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (998,800 pixels higher).
0.14x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D3100 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.8x, whereas the Nikon D7200 is a 0.94x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.14x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

9% smaller eye relief Edit
The Nikon D3100 is an 18mm Eye relief digital camera. That's 1.5mm smaller than the Nikon D7200 (19.5mm). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

Fewer sellers
Only 3 sellers sells the Nikon D3100, but 26 stores sell the Nikon D7200. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
A bit Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Nikon D3100 is 82%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon D7200 is 86% (based on 66 reviews).
A lot Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Nikon D3100 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon D7200 is 94% (based on 104 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
170g heavier Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a weight of 675g, whereas the Nikon D3100 is a 505g digital camera (170g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

More expensive by £371
The Nikon D7200 is £371 more expensive than the Nikon D3100.
Older by one year
The Nikon D7200 is one year older than the Nikon D3100.
Three less awards
The Nikon D7200 has only received 13 awards, however the Nikon D3100 has received 16 awards.

Awards

16 Awards
alphr.com: Recommended (A List)
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
M3.idg.se: Recommended
macworld.co.uk: Editor's Choice
pcactual.com: Recommended
pcauthority.com.au: A-List
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
prylportalen.se: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Recommended
13 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Digital Versus: 5 Star
digitalone.com.sg: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
14.2MP 24.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 2304
 2304 x 1536
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 2304
 2304 x 1536
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.1 x 15.4 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
14.8MP 24.72MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
BEST

Design

Colour
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5.8x 5.8x
Maximum Aperture
22 22
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 210mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 27mm
Focal Length Range
18 - 105 18 - 105
Fixed Focal Length
18mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
15/11 15/11
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Aspheric Element
1 1
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
67mm 67mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 selective
 servo
 Selective Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 selective
 servo
 Selective Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.45m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 51
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 25600
 25
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Forced off
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Forced off
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
95% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.8x 0.94x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Direct sunlight
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Direct sunlight
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10,20
Multi-Shot Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot mode
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Diopter Adjustment
-1.7 - 0.5 -2 - 1
Eye Relief
18mm 19.5mm
BEST
Scene Mode
 Candlelight
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Candlelight
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
505g
BEST
675g
Height
74.5mm 106.5mm
Depth
96mm 76mm
Width
124mm 135.5mm
Lens Weight
420g 420g
Lens Length
89mm 89mm
Lens Diameter
76mm 76mm

Battery

Power Source
 USB
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
EN-EL14 EN-EL15
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,110 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED 4
 EXPEED 4
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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