Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of D3100 vs T6i

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

D3100
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from nikonrumors.com, techradar.com, trustedreviews.com, sonyalpharumors.com and 5 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of D3100 vs EOS Rebel T6i

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

D3100
919 ISO
EOS Rebel T6i
919 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D3100
3 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

D3100
550 photos
EOS Rebel T6i
440 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

D3100
22.5 bits
EOS Rebel T6i
22.7 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

D3100
11.3 ev
EOS Rebel T6i
12.0 ev

Features Key features of the D3100  vs EOS Rebel T6i 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

D3100
14.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

D3100
12,800 ISO
EOS Rebel T6i
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

D3100
0.51x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

D3100
25.1 microns
EOS Rebel T6i
13.8 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

D3100  vs
EOS Rebel T6i 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 14.2 MP 24 MP
Resolution 4608 x 3072 6000 x 4000
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.1 x 15.4 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.6x 1.6x
Pixel size 25.1 microns 13.8 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 11 19
Cross type focus points 1 19
Supports continuous No Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.8x 0.82x
Viewfinder size 0.51x 0.51x

performance

Max continuous shooting 3 fps 5 fps
Battery life 550 440
Continuous shooting
3 fps, JPEG
5 fps

video

D3100  vs
EOS Rebel T6i 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 24 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack None 3.5mm

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 230 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No Yes
Has a flip out screen No Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 124.5 x 96.5 x 73.7 mm 132 x 101 x 78 mm
Thickness 73.7 mm 78 mm
Weight 505 g 555 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
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