Benchmarks Real world tests of D3400 vs D3100

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D3400
5 fps
D3100
3 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

D3400
1,200 photos
D3100
550 photos

Features Key features of the D3400  vs D3100 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

D3400
24 MP
D3100
14.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

D3400
25,600 ISO
D3100
12,800 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

D3400
11
D3100
11

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

D3400
3"
D3100
3"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

D3400
0.55x
D3100
0.51x

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

D3400
15.3 microns
D3100
25.1 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

D3400  vs
D3100 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 14.2 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 4608 x 3072
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.1 x 15.4 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.6x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 25.1 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 11 11
Supports continuous Yes No

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.85x 0.8x
Viewfinder size 0.55x 0.51x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps 3 fps
Battery life 1,200 550
Continuous shooting
3 fps, JPEG
5 fps

video

D3400  vs
D3100 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 24 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack None None

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 230 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

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

form factor

Size 124 x 98 x 76 mm 124.5 x 96.5 x 73.7 mm
Thickness 76 mm 73.7 mm
Weight 395 g 505 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
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