Canon EOS 760D vs Nikon D3100

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 760D and Nikon D3100. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 760D
Nikon D3100

Manufacturing

Canon EOS 760D is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D3100 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS 760D were released 2015 and Nikon D3100 was released 2010. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS 760D Canon 2015
Nikon D3100 Nikon 2010

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 760D has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D3100 has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS 760D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Nikon D3100 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Canon EOS 760D has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D3100 has 14,2 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS 760D 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000
Nikon D3100 14,2 MP 14155776 4608 3072

Canon EOS 760D has a 70 % larger resolution than Nikon D3100. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Both of these cameras offers the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 760D 100-12800
Nikon D3100 100-12800

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Canon EOS 760D has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D3100 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D3100 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 760D
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3100

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 760D can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D3100 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 760D 5
Nikon D3100 3

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS 760D and Nikon D3100 can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Canon EOS 760D weighs 565 gr (equal to 1,25 lb) which is 12% heavier than Nikon D3100 and its 505 gr (or 1,11 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 760D 565 gr 1,25 lb
Nikon D3100 505 gr 1,11 lb