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Nikon COOLPIX 3100

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Nikon COOLPIX 3100

Nikon COOLPIX 3100
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A fully featured and classic compact camera
Compact 14MP 5x Yes Jul 2005
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Nikon COOLPIX 3100 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Nikon COOLPIX 3100 number 950 across all digital cameras.
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Fully-Featured
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 72%.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Nikon digital camera has some great features:
Very small optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Has a built-in flash
Very light
Nikon COOLPIX 3100 characteristic notes
Great images, pocket design the 3 x optical zoom-nikkor, offering a range of focal length of 5 8-17 4 mm (equivalent to 38-115 mm in 35 mm [135] format) and 3.2 million effective pixels combine to create crisp images. COOLPIX 3100 compact, lightweight design allows go-anywhere portability
La are four modes [film] (without audio), including one that can record videos also larger than 640 x 480 pixels and the other making clips of 320 x 240 pixels. films can be color, black and white or sepia and can be long: 40 seconds

Nikon COOLPIX 3100 Video Reviews

How Big is the Nikon COOLPIX 3100?

The Nikon COOLPIX 3100 is 93.5mm wide and 57.5mm tall. It is 18.4mm deep and weighs 118g.

Nikon COOLPIX 3100 front dimensions
Nikon COOLPIX 3100 size in context

Nikon COOLPIX 3100 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The COOLPIX 3100's sensor megapixels of only 14MP is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 30% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Nikon COOLPIX 3100 is 4320 x 3240 pixels. That's 12% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The COOLPIX 3100's optical zoom of only 5x is in the smallest 27% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the COOLPIX 3100 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 160 x 120 pixels and the best is 3840 x 3840 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Average Camera Shutter Speed

The Nikon COOLPIX 3100's camera shutter speed of 0.0005s is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the fastest 36% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The COOLPIX 3100 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon COOLPIX 3100 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Very Light

The COOLPIX 3100's weight of only 118g is in the lightest 14% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Nikon COOLPIX 3100 of only 230,000 pixels is in the lowest 24% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 610,000 pixels.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The COOLPIX 3100 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

Across all the digital cameras the display diagonals range from 1" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the COOLPIX 3100 of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 24% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Nikon COOLPIX 3100 of 0.435" is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 33% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the COOLPIX 3100 of 4x is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 75% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the COOLPIX 3100 is 4320 x 3240. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Only 220 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the COOLPIX 3100 which takes 220 battery life.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card size of the Nikon COOLPIX 3100 of only 8GB is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 24% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average maximum memory card size of all digital cameras is 43GB, with the smallest being 1GB and the largest being 260GB.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The COOLPIX 3100 supports video capability. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The COOLPIX 3100 does not have a video out. 100% of digital cameras also do not have a video out.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon s3100silver, nikon s3100black, nikon s3100blue, nikon s3100pink, nikon 15860390, s3100purple, s3100red

Barcodes:

00000015860390, 00018208130351, 00018208130399, 00018208255092, 00018208262625, 00018208262632, 00018208262670, 00018208262687, 00018208856367, 00018208900213, 00018208921393, 00018208921416, 00018208921423, 00018208921447, 00018208921515, 00018208921553, 00018208921591, 00182089214162, 00182089214476, 00182089215152, 00182089215534, 00182089215916, 01320010028856, 03610170004790, 03610170014683, 03610170014706, 03610170015123, 03610170025580, 03610170770473, 05411028090655

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