Summary: For many years Nikon has been supplying the camera market with great entry-level DSLR cameras that are very easy to use, pleasant to handle and fun to shoot with. The Nikon D3100 continues this tradition with the much-needed ability to record high-definition 1080p movies, live view mode, a better...
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.
Pros: Great image quality for the price, Compact and lightweight, Easy for beginners to use
Cons: Movie mode is limited, No external microphone jack
Summary: The Nikon D3100 is an excellent non-professional SLR that well approaches the amateur world without making him feel inferior. The ergonomics and design are the classics of the house but at the same time are dusted with the new mode dial to some devices and functional.
Pros: Double system of protection against dust; Reflex for families; Wide range of compatible lenses, viewfinder, the display size; HDMI Input.
Cons: Display resolution; Video limited to 10 minutes.
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.
Summary: With an attractively low price tag, is this the camera for other manufacturers to beat? Judging by the specifications, one would immediately say "yes." What is important, though, is how the camera performs.
Excerpt: Ho-hum–another new DSLR that shoots HD video. That was our reaction at the announcement of this new Nikon geared for first-timers to interchangeable lens ranks. And yet there’s something unique about this camera we’ll share with you in a click or two… No need to spend too much time dissecting the...
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.