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Nikon D3100

$409.00
$299.94 $109.06 cheaper than 60 days ago
DP Review Silver Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Recommended
A multi award winning and good value for money 14.2 megapixel 5.8 times zoom factor digital camera
SLR 14.2MP 5.8x 1" Aug 2010
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Nikon D3100 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Nikon D3100 number 225 across all digital cameras.
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91 Reviews + 16 Awards
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Very Good
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Good Features
Overall Score
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Good

Why Has it Scored 65?

It has great expert reviews and not bad user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
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 2017.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an HDMI port
Has a built-in flash
Heavy
Quite narrow field of view

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the D3100 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also very good for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras, but good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras.
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Should You Buy it Now?

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Nikon D3100 Video Reviews


How Big is the Nikon D3100?

The Nikon D3100 is 124mm wide and 96mm tall. It is 74.5mm deep and weighs 455g.

Nikon D3100 front dimensions

Nikon D3100 size in context

Nikon D3100 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

16 Industry Awards

Camera experts rave about this digital camera and have given it 16 awards.

The experts at websites Pcactual.com, Trusted Reviews, Prylportalen.se, M3.idg.se, What Digital Camera and Alphr.com all endorse this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The editors of websites Macworld.co.uk, CNET.com.au and Photoreview.com.au all concluded that this digital camera was fantastic and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by review sites PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Camera Labs all of whom said that this Nikon digital camera was great.

The writers at two more expert review sites liked this Nikon camera. This camera received a "Best Buy" award from website Expert Reviews who concluded it was was a sensible purchase and it received a "Silver" award from website DP Review.

The editors of two other expert review sites both thought that this digital camera was very good. Pcauthority.com.au gave this camera an "A-List" award and Pocket Lint gave it a "Hot Product" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 69 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and Trusted Reviews this camera has an average expert rating of 83%.

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User Reviews Are Average

This Nikon digital camera has an average user rating of 77% based on 21 user reviews.

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Nikon Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 31,432 owner and expert reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has very good ratings specifically within its cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We think this Nikon digital camera has an average price compared to other digital cameras. The cheapest camera that we found costs $29 and the most expensive costs $6,895.

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Features

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 14.2 megapixels, the Nikon D3100 has a pretty average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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Heavy

Cameras have weights of between 1g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. With a weight of 455 grams, the Nikon D3100 is quite heavy compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5.8 times zoom factor, the Nikon D3100 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon D3100 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon D3100 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon D3100 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon D3100 features calendar. Most of the other cameras also feature calendar.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

Digital cameras have field of views of between 1.5% and 170%. With a field of view of only 95 percent, the Nikon D3100 has a very narrow field of view compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Microphone in

The Nikon D3100 has a microphone in. Most of the other cameras also have a microphone in.

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Features Smile Detection

The Nikon D3100 features smile detection, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon D3100 has an anti-dust function. Most of the other cameras also have an anti-dust function.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Nikon D3100 has a self-timer. Most of the other digital cameras also have a self-timer.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Nikon D3100 features noise reduction, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Nikon D3100 has a carrying case. Most of the other digital cameras also have a carrying case.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Nikon D3100 has a very big internal memory (4,098 megabytes) compared to most of the other digital cameras. The smallest internal memory of cameras is 1MB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Nikon D3100 supports dioptic correction. Most of the other cameras also support dioptic correction.

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Features Smile Detection

The Nikon D3100 features smile detection, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D3100 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D3100 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras. This Nikon digital camera has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Nikon camera have a still image resolution(s) of 3456 x 2304 and 2304 x 1536. Across all cameras the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon D3100 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Nikon digital camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 424 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Across all cameras the worst video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon D3100 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras is 300mm, and the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm. The Nikon D3100 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 82.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras.

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550 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Nikon D3100 which takes 550 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

The smallest maximum aperture number of cameras is 1.8 and the largest is 130. The Nikon D3100 has a fairly large maximum aperture number (22) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Nikon D3100 has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon D3100 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D3100 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Dustproof

The Nikon D3100 is dustproof. Most of the other cameras also are dustproof.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon D3100 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras also support video capability.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon D3100 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon D3100 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D3100 supports live view. Most of the other digital cameras also support live view.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras is -2 and the largest is 22. At 3.5, the Nikon D3100 has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Age

Released Over Seven Years Ago

Nikon released the D3100 in August 2010.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon d3100185555200kit, nikon d31001855mmkit, nikon nikon1855mmrv, nikon d31002lenskt, nikon lens16gb, nikon w1855mm, nikon f456g, vba280k006, d310018105, f3556g
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