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Nikon D3100
7.5 out of 10

Nikon D3100

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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

About
20 March 2015
  • Summary: The D3100 is Nikon's replacement for the . Aimed squarely at the entry-level DSLR camera market, it's certainly going to be a wake-up call for other manufacturers. The D3100 has 14.2MP and full HD movie mode. In general though, Nikon has made entry-level cameras that lack specifications, but are fun and easy to use. How does the D3100 measure up? Nikon's latest offering to the entry-level market represents a giant leap for the manufacturer.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D3100

Channel5
4 October 2014
  • Summary: If you've already decided on an entry-level DSLR, the chances are you'll be considering Nikon and Canon. The Nikon D3100 is an excellent all-rounder, and well worth the money.
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Nikon D3100

consumersearch.com
15 February 2014
  • Conclusion: Although the Nikon D3100 has been supplanted by the newer Nikon D3200 (Est. $530 with kit lens) , it remains a well-reviewed camera. Aside from resolution and video features, these two cameras are otherwise virtually identical and image quality is much the same. So if you're on a tight budget, reviews suggest going with the D3100.
  • Pros: Great image quality for the price, Compact and lightweight, Easy for beginners to use
  • Cons: Movie mode is limited, No external microphone jack
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D3100 Review

By Thom
10 January 2013
  • Excerpt: Nikon D3100 Review Nikon fixes the broken D3000, mostly Add a comment or send Thom feedback on this article. I'm going to try to keep this short, as there isn't a lot to talk about beyond what I've already written about low-end Nikon DSLRs.
  • Pros: Wide isn't wide . Nikon hasn't really produced a true wide angle that's small enough to complement this camera., Video is wobbly. Rolling shutter problems are about as bad as I've seen in a DSLR. Talking head videos are okay; roller blade action, not so much., Complicated for a beginner's camera . The "GUIDE" doesn't. The normal menu system scrolls too much (esp. the SETUP menu).
  • Cons: Wide isn't wide . Nikon hasn't really produced a true wide angle that's small enough to complement this camera., Video is wobbly. Rolling shutter problems are about as bad as I've seen in a DSLR. Talking head videos are okay; roller blade action, not so much., Complicated for a beginner's camera . The "GUIDE" doesn't. The normal menu system scrolls too much (esp. the SETUP menu)., Good AF. Like the D3000, the AF system is decent, even with Live View for stationary sub...
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Overall 6
6.4

Expert Review

reviewed
4 November 2011
  • Summary: The Nikon D3100 is a DSLR aimed at beginners, but it harbors qualities that may attract experienced users, too.
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Nikon D3100 Review

Photography Review
21 October 2011
  • Excerpt: The Nikon D3100 is one of the hottest digital SLRs on the market right now. The great price (under $600 with a lens), plenty of features, excellent image quality and access to Nikon’s excellent lenses make it a no-brainer for first time digital SLR buyers or even serious photographers on a budget.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D3100

neocamera.com
29 September 2011
  • Summary: The D3100 is a refinement of the D3000 which now sits at the low-end of Nikon's entry-level DSLRs. The notable changes are a 14 megapixels sensor and 1080p video capability with autofocus. It is a relatively compact DSLR with the most basic feature set. The D3100 is directly aimed at new DLSR owners. Among entry-level DSLRs, the Nikon D3100 is one of the most basic but also one of the most consistent in terms of performance.
  • Pros: Very low image noise, Excellent white-balance, Conservative metering, Accurate autofocus system, Short shutter-lag, Good shot-to-shoot speed, Excellent time-to-first-shot, Generally good ergonomics, Full HD video with autofocus, Good build quality, Easily usable with gloves on
  • Cons: Slow autofocus, Uneven color response, Slight image softness, LCD glare when settings are changed, Live-View not exposure-priority, Microphone records camera noise, Impossible to setup video framing, Limited interface control, No exposure bracketing, Odd Auto ISO behavior, Exposure steps always 1/3 EV, Lens mount lacks mechanical-coupling
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Overall 7
7.0

Nikon D3100 Review

maximum pc
8 August 2011
  • Excerpt: The D3100 is a welcome update to earlier entry-level DSLRs from Nikon, which offered aging sensor technology and limited feature sets. The D3100 sports a 14.1MP CMOS APS-C sensor with very good low-light capabilities for a camera in its class. At a shade over a pound for the body, it’s also the lightest of the DSLRs in our roundup. The light weight and compact size make it easy to throw in a backpack or large purse. The 18–55mm kit lens adds another 12 ounces.
  • Pros: Lightweight and compact; low cost; good low-light performance.
  • Cons: Body balance feels awkward; limited manual (but built-in guide is useful)
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D3100

PC Magazine
11 July 2011
  • Conclusion: Nikon's D3100 is an excellent entry-level digital SLR, and offers continuous autofocus during video recording for a true camcorder-like video-capture experience.
  • Pros: Inexpensive. Great image quality. Large 3-inch LCD. Continuous autofocus during still and video shooting. Helpful Guide mode for new users. Small body (for a D-SLR).
  • Cons: Audible noise from lens when refocusing during video recording. No microphone input.
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Overall 8
7.6
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0

Review of the Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera

Bright Hub
1 June 2011
  • Summary: The D3100 is a compact, feature-packed DSLR from Nikon. It has many useful upgrades from the existing D3000 and is looking to establish itself as the best entry-level DSLR for consumers. This review explores how good it really is, and includes some sample images to show what you can expect.
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