Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Nikon Coolpix 3100: (3 megapixel compact) The Coolpix 3100 is clearly aimed at the first time buyer who wants a carry everywhere camera but is on a limited budget.
Pros: Small well designed body with ergonomic control layout, Very easy to use, simple menus and straightforward features, Large number of zoom steps allows very fine adjustment, Unique Framing Assist live view overlays, Good build quality, solid feel, Very good close macro focus (although with softnes...
Cons: Lens soft near corners / edges at maximum aperture, No AF Assist lamp (although still a good performance without it), Sometimes slow AF in low light, Over saturation of magenta, Halo sharpening artifacts visible around black detail, Poor night exposure capability, Auto white balance should be bet...
Excerpt: What can I say? I love this camera. In a truly freak accident, I dropped my first Nikon Coolpix 3100 in a parking lot in Hawaii as I was walking, and I booted it halfway across the parking lot. The shell was scratched, but it still takes great pictures.
Excerpt: There's no mistaking the Nikon Coolpix 3100 for anything but a high-quality camera at the right price. Conventional in appearance and comfortable to use, with lots of assistance to make shooting easy and fun, the Coolpix 3100 offers basic point-and-shoot simplicity to anyone who finds most digital...
Nikon Coolpix 3100 Review is based on a production
model. All sample images are unretouched, except
where specified. The
Nikon Coolpix 3100 is an attractive, compact,
lightweight and affordable digital camera perfect
for taking superb macro close-up pictures.
3100 ($350) is one of three new cameras introduced by
Nikon at the big PMA show in Las Vegas last month. It's a 3 Megapixel
upgrade to the old Coolpix 775 with a few other extras. A similar
model, the Coolpix
2100, was also introduced
-- it's the 2 Megapixel version.
Pros: Very good photo quality outdoors, Manual white balance, Lots of scene modes, Support for external flash, Nice playback mode, though no exposure info shown
Cons: Too much noise, especially at lower light levels, Noticeable redeye, No AF illuminator, So-so movie mode, Bundle could be better
Summary: The Coolpix 3100 is a compact, lightweight digital still camera with 3.2 megapixel effective image resolution and a Nikkor 3x zoom lens. It's an easy-to-use mid-range model with superior image quality that will satisfy the needs of beginners to advanced amateurs.
Excerpt: Nikon Coolpix 3100 : questa fotocamera digitale ha una risoluzione fino a 3.1 megapixel. Monta uno zoom ottico 3x, ha la memoria espandibile tramite schede Compact Flash I e una batteria di tipo AA. 07-02-2006
Excerpt: Nikon Coolpix 3100 er bygget i sølvfarget plast. Det er lite, men kameraene i "Ixus"-klassen er tynnere og går lettere i bukselommen. Kameraene i Ixus-klassen er bygget i metall og gir en generelt høyere kvalitetsfølelse.