Nikon D3100 vs Fujifilm X-T30 II

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D3100 and Fujifilm X-T30 II. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Nikon D3100 is manufacturered by Nikon but Fujifilm X-T30 II is from Fujifilm. Both Nikon and Fujifilm are well known brands though.

Nikon D3100 were released 2010 and Fujifilm X-T30 II was released 2021. That is a 11 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon D3100 2010
Fujifilm X-T30 II 2021

Type of camera

Nikon D3100 is a DSLR camera while Fujifilm X-T30 II is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D3100 has a "Nikon DX"-sensor while Fujifilm X-T30 II has a ""-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Nikon D3100 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Fujifilm X-T30 II mm

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:

Resolution

Nikon D3100 has a 14,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Fujifilm X-T30 II has 26 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Nikon D3100 14,2 MP
14155776 pixels
4608 x 3072
Fujifilm X-T30 II 26 MP
25958400 pixels
6240 x 4160

Fujifilm X-T30 II has a 83 % larger resolution than Nikon D3100. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D3100 has a larger ISO-range than Fujifilm X-T30 II. Nikon D3100 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Fujifilm X-T30 II has 160 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D3100 100-12800
Fujifilm X-T30 II 160-12800

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big difference between these two cameras. Fujifilm X-T30 II 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 work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3100
Lens compatibility chart for Fujifilm X-T30 II

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D3100 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Fujifilm X-T30 II can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D3100 3
Fujifilm X-T30 II 8

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Nikon D3100 and Fujifilm X-T30 II can shoot movies.

Weight

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

Nikon D3100 weighs 505 gr (equal to 1,11 lb) which is 32% heavier than Fujifilm X-T30 II and its 383 gr (or 0,84 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon D3100 505 gr
1,11 lb
Fujifilm X-T30 II 383 gr
0,84 lb

Nikon D3100 vs Fujifilm X-T30 II Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Nikon D3100 and Fujifilm X-T30 II, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Nikon D3100
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Name Nikon D3100 Fujifilm X-T30 II
Manufacturer Nikon Fujifilm
Release Date and Price
Nikon D3100
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Release Year 2010 2021
Release Date 2010-08-19 2021-09-02
MSRP 699 USD 899 USD
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Camera Type
Nikon D3100
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Camera Type DSLR Mirrorless
Sensor
Nikon D3100
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Also known as "DX"
APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Resolution 4608 x 3072 pixels 6240 x 4160 pixels
Megapixels 14,2 MP 26 MP
Image Processor EXPEED 2 X-Processor 4
Image
Nikon D3100
Fujifilm X-T30 II
ISO Range 100 - 12800 160 - 12800
White Balance Presets 12 7
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Nikon D3100
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Autofocus Motor No Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 11 425
Lens Mount Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Fujifilm X
Focal Length Multiplier DX / APS-C (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
APS-C Sensor (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Nikon D3100
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Articulated LCD Fixed Tilting
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 230000 1040000
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type TFT LCD monitor TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8 (0.53 35mm equiv.) 0.93 (0.62 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 2360000
Photography features
Nikon D3100
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Frames per second 3 fps 8 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 900 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters 5 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Average
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Average
Exposure Compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Nikon D3100
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
4096 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers No Yes
Storage
Nikon D3100
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Nikon D3100
Fujifilm X-T30 II
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port No Yes
Headphone Port No No
Wireless Yes
Eye-Fi Connected
Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.2)
Remote Control Optional
Yes (via wired remote or smartphone)
GPS Yes
Optional
No
Body & Dimensions
Nikon D3100
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Enviromentally sealed No Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
NP-W126S lithium-ion battery & Charger
Battery Life (CIPA) N/A 380 shots
Width 124 mm 118 mm
Height 96 mm 83 mm
Depth 75 mm 47 mm
Weight 505 gram 383 gram