Nikon D3100 14.2MP Digital Camera vs Canon PowerShot SX280HS 12.1MP Digital Camera comparison

Compare Nikon D3100 14.2MP Digital Camera
Compare Canon PowerShot SX280HS 12.1MP Digital Camera
key specs
Camera TypeDigital CameraDigital Camera
Effective Pixels14.2 MP12.1 MP
Display Size3.5 inch3 inch
Battery TypeLithium ionLithium ion
Display Type-TFT LCD
ModelD3100 14.2MP Digital CameraPowerShot SX280HS 12.1MP Digital Camera
Model NameD3100PowerShot SX280HS
TypeDigital CameraDigital Camera
Effective Pixels14.2 MP12.1 MP
Tripod SocketYes-
Dimensions(WxHxD)33.8 x 25.8 x 17 cm3.3 x 10.6 x 6.3 cm
Face DetectionYes-
Lens AttachmentBody Only-
Temperature0 to 400 to 40
sensor features
ISO RatingISO 100 -3200-
Maximum ISO3200 ISO6400 ISO
Maximum FPS3-
Sensor TechnologyCMOS-
Sensor Size-1/2.3 inch
lens features
Manual FocusYes-
Focal Length-4.5 W - 90.0 T mm 35mm film equivalent 25-500mm
Digital Zoom-4x
Optical Zoom-20x
Aperture Range-f/3.5 W - f/6.8 T
viewfinder features
View FinderYes-
Viewfinder Coverage-100%
focus features
Auto FocusYes-
White BalancingAuto (TTL white-balance with 420-pixel RGB sensor) Incandescent Fluorescent Direct sunlight Flash Cloudy Shade White balance preset-
Focus Mode-TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
Focus Range-Normal 2.0 in 5cm - infinity W, 3.3 ft. 1m - infinity T Macro 2.0 in. - 1.6 ft. 5-50cm W
Metering Modes-Evaluative*, Center weighted average, Spot
shutter features
Continuous ShotsContinuous shooting mode Approx. 3fps-
Shutter Speed-1-1/3200 sec. 15-1/3200 sec. in Tv and M modes
flash features
Built-in FlashYes-
External FlashYes-
Flash ModesAuto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain-
image features
Image FormatNEF (12 bit compressed RAW) JPEG (Baseline-compliant)-
Red Eye ReductionYes-
Image StabilizerYes-
Image Sizing4608 x 3072 (L)-
Picture AngleApprox 1.5x lens focal length-
Gross Pixel-12.8 MP
display features
Display Size3.5 inch3 inch
LCD Display Image Resolution230000 dots-
Display Type-TFT LCD
Display Resolution-Approx. 461,000 dots
LCD Display-TFT Color LCD
connectivity features
storage and power features
Upgradable MemoryYes-
Card TypeSD / SDHC / SDXC-
Power SupplyEH-5a AC Adapter (Available Separately; Requires Optional EP-5A Power Connector)-
Battery TypeLithium ionLithium ion
audio and video features
Video FormatMOV movie (H.264/MPEG-4 compression format with monaural sound)-
modes and functions features
Delete FunctionYes-
Shooting ModesSingle frame shooting mode, Continuous shooting mode approx. 3fps, Self-timer mode, Quiet Shutter Release-
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