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Nikon D3100 Digital Camera

$684.37
$299.00 $385.37 cheaper than 81 days ago
SLR 14.2MP CMOS Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Sixteen industry awards
Unacceptable noise level
Autofocus only with AFS lenses
111 Reviews + 16 Awards
DP Review Silver Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Recommended
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It Features Similar Styling to Much More Expensive Cameras, With an Oversized Handgrip

Three customers wrote in their reviews that the Nikon D3100 was expensive. Camera Labs said seven years ago “It features similar styling to much more expensive cameras, with an oversized handgrip”.

Meng V. scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on Newegg.com “Speaking of ISO, thanks to its 14.2MP EXPEED 2 image processor that branched off the more expensive D7000”.

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Reviews

Sixteen Industry Awards

This camera has received sixteen awards from experts in cameras.

The authors at six expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this Nikon digital camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews, Prylportalen.se, M3.idg.se and Pcactual.com and Alphr.com gave it a "Recommended A-List" award.

The experts at websites CNET.com.au, Macworld.co.uk and Photoreview.com.au all wrote that this medium megapixel camera was excellent and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Websites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs all strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

An other two expert review sites both endorsed this medium megapixel camera. The expert at review website DP Review gave this camera a "Silver" award and decided it was very good and it received an Expert Reviews "Best Buy" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Sixty-nine experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review and Ephotozine have rated this camera on average 83%.

User Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 21 user reviews the average user rating of this Nikon digital camera is 77%.

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 25,534 expert and owner reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

It Features Similar Styling to Much More Expensive Cameras, With an Oversized Handgrip

Four customers agreed that it was good looking. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Has the ability to take absolutely beautiful photos, provided you set it correctly”. Newegg.com also said “It takes a stunning pictures and a beautiful 1080p video, buy it if you gonna use it for family profissional pictures, or you want to start in the photography wor” in their review. Gadgetshow.channel5.com said in their review of this digital camera “With the same mini-me styling as proper pro cameras” .

Three people mentioned in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Camera Labs rated the Nikon D3100 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Good ergonomics, menu system”. Reviewed.com wrote six years ago “Excellent ergonomics and build”. Five years ago expert review site Techmagnifier.com mentioned “Nikon D3100 Price in India of Rs 32,950 shows a host of features that are ergonomically designed”.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product was well designed. Expert website Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Old-school photographers will embrace the Nikon D3100’s sharp stills and classic design.” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Photo Quality

Thirty-one owners concluded that the product was good quality. Camera Labs wrote “Full HD movie capture, well-handled image quality”. Camera Labs also mentioned “Good photo quality” in their review. Digital Versus wrote “Impeccable image quality up to 1600 ISO”.

Well Built

Ten owners concluded that it was well made. Seven years ago Camera Labs mentioned “Lightweight yet robust construction” in their review of this digital camera. Camera Labs also said “Well built” in their review. Camera Labs also wrote “It's a robust and well made solution” in their review.

One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was reliable. Expert website Stuff.tv wrote “The D3100 is a superbly reliable DSLR, particularly for beginners” in their review of the Nikon D3100.

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Easy to Use

Ten customers who bought the product considered that it was easy to use. Mac World said in his review of this digital camera “With plenty of manual control”. Camera Labs mentioned “Noise well under control at high ISOs” in their review of this digital camera. Alphr.com said seven years ago “Excellent noise control” .

Six people agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Reviewed.com wrote “Menus bem organizados e assistente para ajudar os novatos nas configuraes, velocidade de disparo, filmagem em 1080p, autofoco permanente”. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote in their review of this digital camera six years ago “Intuitive controls and guide menu for beginners” . Newegg.com wrote “Are accessible via menu instead of direct control” but even so they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Three owners who bought it agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Six years ago expert review site Pcauthority.com.au wrote “A top video mode and great handling making it a deserving winner”.

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good interface. Mac World said in his review of this digital camera “Unintimidating interface.” .

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This Nikon digital camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Display

Very Narrow Field of View

Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera have field of views of between 95% and 100%, and the average field of view is 99%. At only 95 percent, the Nikon D3100 has a quite narrow field of view compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Nikon D3100 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The display resolutions (numeric) of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 730,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon D3100 has a relatively typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix P530 ($240) which has better reviews.

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Good Photo Quality

Fourty-three owners who bought it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Camera Labs mentioned “Pin-sharp photographs”. Alphr.com scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “Excellent image quality for its class” in their review of this digital camera. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “Good image quality for the price”.

Six people who bought the Nikon D3100 reckoned that it was good in low light. Reviewed.com mentioned “Good lowlight performance” in their review of this digital camera. Six years ago Hardwarezone.com.ph said “Good low light abilite” in their review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars. Expert review site Maximumpc.com said also six years ago “The D3100 sports a 14.1MP CMOS APS-C sensor with very good low-light capabilities for a camera in its class”.

Five people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good ISO range. Camera Labs said seven years ago “Qualit d'image irrprochable jusqu' 1600 ISO, trs bonne 3200 ISO” in their review of this digital camera. Hardwarezone.com.ph scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “Very good ISO performance”. Newegg.com rated it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “Along with an ISO of either 400 1600 in quite mode, I get” in their review of this digital camera.

Four customers who bought the product said that it had a good picture resolution. Seven years ago Camera Labs said “Continuous autofocus during still and video shooting”. Nine years ago About.com gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “14.2MP of resolution, which is extremely high for an entrylevel camera”. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au wrote “It also adds Live View shooting plus Full HD video recording”.

Four customers said in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Seven years ago Camera Labs mentioned “14 Megapixel sensor with great quality”. Camera Labs also said “Great sensor and processor” in their review. Five years ago Techmagnifier.com said “It has 14.2 CMOS sensor with a 3”LCD”.

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Shoots HD Video

Thirty-six customers who purchased the Nikon D3100 considered that it was good for video recording. Camera Labs wrote “Gute Bildqualitt, scharfe Videos, farbtreu, guter Weiabgleich, bedienungsfreundlich”. Digital Versus mentioned “1080p Full HD video” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Camera Labs also wrote “HD video capture” in their review.

Autofocus Only With AFS Lenses

Eight customers who bought the product agreed that it did not have a good autofocus. Digital Versus said “Autofocus only with AFS lenses” in their review of this digital camera. Eleven years ago Mac World wrote in his review of the Nikon D3100 “Crude live view magnification is of little help for critical manual focus”. Camera Labs said in their review of this digital camera seven years ago “Autofocus avec les objectifs AFS seulement” but despite that they still gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Four customers who reviewed the product agreed that it did not have a good lens. Hardwarezone.com.ph wrote “Lens focusing sound can be heard while recording video” in their review of this digital camera but even so they still rated this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars. Camera Labs wrote “Mic picks up lens noise when shooting videos” nonetheless they scored the product 4 stars out of 5. Five years ago Newegg.com mentioned “Then I was staring at the remains of a lens” but they rated this digital camera 80 out of 100.

One owner said in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good zoom. Newegg.com mentioned “No mirror lockup, thus shots at 200mm zoom at night will be slightly blurred if you don't take proper precautions”.

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Average Screen

Eight people concluded that the Nikon D3100 did not have a good screen. Camera Labs wrote “Risoluzione display” however despite that they still rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Alphr.com said in their review of this digital camera “Low resolution LCD screen”. Good Gear Guide.com.au said six years ago “Menu could use more detail, no dedicated ISO button, no microphone jack, screen doesnt swivel” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it did not have a good viewfinder. Reviewed.com mentioned “No hay informacin sobre el ISO en el viewfinder, hay que apartar la vista de la foto para poder ver el seteo”.

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Support

Guide Mode

Twelve people concluded that it had good technical guidance. Seven years ago Camera Labs mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Helpful Guide mode for new users”. Camera Labs also mentioned “Builtin 'guide' mode” in their review. Mac World wrote in his review of this digital camera “Easy manual selection of off-centre AF points”.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact and Light

Six owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was compact. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “HD video capability, compact and comfortable body, built-in guides are useful, excellent high ISO performance” . Camera Labs said in their review of this digital camera seven years ago “Compact and light”. Expert website Neocamera.com rated the Nikon D3100 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera “This is a relatively compact DSLR camera with a 14 megapixels sensor”.

Six people mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight. Reviewed.com mentioned six years ago “Lightweight and compact”. Hardwarezone.com.ph said “Small, lightweight design makes for easy carrying” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com said “It’s a lightweight camera that handles well, offers a great deal of control, a”.

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera said that it was a good body shape. Camera Labs said seven years ago “Small body (for a D-SLR”. Expert review site Techworld.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “It's relatively small, has a comfortable body”.

One owner who bought the product thought it was a big size.

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Heavy

With a weight of 505 grams, the Nikon D3100 is one of the heavier digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The lightest medium megapixel camera that has been available for around the same time as this digital camera is 120g , the heaviest is 590g, and the average weight is 360g.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon D3100 is more than most medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon D3100 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon D3100 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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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 camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this 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. The best video resolution of all cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera is 3840 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon D3100 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Autofocus Makes Noise in Movie Mode

Seven people who purchased it wrote that it was noisy. Camera Labs wrote “Continuous AF in movies can be slow and noisy” . Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “Autofocus makes noise in movie mode, fixed LCD screen, no exposure bracketing” but they rated the Nikon D3100 80 out of 100. Camera Labs also mentioned “Audible noise from lens when refocusing during video recording” in their review.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Seven people who purchased it wrote that it was noisy. Camera Labs wrote “Continuous AF in movies can be slow and noisy” . Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “Autofocus makes noise in movie mode, fixed LCD screen, no exposure bracketing” but they rated the Nikon D3100 80 out of 100. Camera Labs also mentioned “Audible noise from lens when refocusing during video recording” in their review.


Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Nikon D3100 has an HDMI, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon D3100 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D3100 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Nikon D3100 features smile detection. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year also feature smile detection.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon D3100 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

Other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix P530 ($240) which has better reviews.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer which you might want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix B500 ($230).

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D3100 has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) found on most medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. In addition, this camera have a still image resolution(s) of 2304 x 1536 and 3456 x 2304. The worst still image resolution of all medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 640 x 480 and the best is 4608 x 3456.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon D3100 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features

Lots of Features That Put it Ahead of All Other Entry-Level Digital SLRs

Fifteen people said in their reviews that the Nikon D3100 had good features. Alphr.com wrote seven years ago “Lots of features that put it ahead of all other entry-level digital SLRs”. Six years ago Goodgearguide.com.au gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “It has a great set of features for a beginning photographer” in their review of this digital camera. Goodgearguide.com.au also said “The D3100 has some fresh features that make it a very attractive DSLR option for photographers who are starting out” in their review.


Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

At 5.8 times zoom factor, the Nikon D3100 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix B500 ($230) (40x).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers f3556g, f4556g
Barcodes 00018208254866

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