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Nikon D3100

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Nikon D3100 Review

photographybay.com
9 November 2010
  • Summary: In short, the Nikon D3100 is an excellent entry-level camera.  The only real detraction from this camera is the crippled video capture mode, which fails to completely serve the needs of the consumer (no reliable autofocus) or enthusiast (no manual exposure controls) as a video camera.  Otherwise, if you are looking for an affordable DSLR that captures great photos, the D3100 is a hit.
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Overall 8
8.4

Nikon D3100

Camera Labs
1 November 2010
  • Summary: The new 14 Megapixel sensor records noticeably finer details than 10 Megapixel models, while noise levels are kept in check at high sensitivities – indeed as you'll see in our results pages, the D3100 performed similarly to the pricier Canon EOS 550D / T2i, at least when both were equipped with their kit lenses. The presence of Live View and HD movies may not make much difference to DSLR traditionalists, but they're essential features in today's market.
  • Pros: 14 Megapixel sensor with great quality., Friendly goal-oriented GUIDE mode., 1080p HD video with autofocusing., Decent metering and 11-point AF system.
  • Cons: Relatively expensive for an entry-level DSLR., Continuous AF in movies can be slow and noisy., No bracketing, DOF preview or AF with non AF-S lenses., Changing multiple settings requires many clicks.
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Overall 8
7.5

Nikon D3100 Review

Digitaltrends
27 October 2010
  • 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 industrial design of this baby since it looks like every other DSLR on the market. It does have a nice textured grip and is blessedly clean of icons and decals.
  • Pros: Terrific 14.2MP stills, Noise well under control at high ISOs, Good ergonomics, menu system
  • Cons: Mic picks up lens noise when shooting videos, Jelly effect when panning, No USB cable supplied
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Overall 9
8.9
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 10
9.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
9.0

Nikon D3100 review

What Digital Camera
23 October 2010
  • Summary: Although the Nikon D3100 may stretch the ‘entry-level' price point (thus its biggest drawback on the score board), it equally stretches the sheer amount of specification you're getting too. Usually always on the money, it's only the slightly sluggish autofocus during live view (and, therefore, movie mode) that may frustrate.
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Nikon D3100; The Video Beat Goes On

Shutterbug
1 April 2001
  • Excerpt: The Nikon D3100 ups the D3000’s megapixel ante from 10.2 megapixels to 14.2, adds Live View, video capture, and support for all functions of AI-P Nikkor lenses except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

The Gadget Show
20 November 2014
  • Summary: The basics The Nikon D3100 is the latest entry-level DSLR from one of the nation's most popular camera manufacturers. With the same mini-me styling as proper pro cameras, and stunning photo quality, it's a great step up for those wanting to upgrade from compact cameras. The good Despite sitting at the low end of Nikon's digital SLR range, the Nikon D3100 is an excellent camera.
  • Pros: Despite sitting at the low end of Nikon's digital SLR range, the Nikon D3100 is an excellent camera. It features similar styling to much more expensive cameras, with an oversized handgrip, and it's a robust and well made solution. The kit lens is particularly impressive. It offers impressive colour reproduction, and pin-sharp photographs. Noise is very well contained, even in dark conditions, making this an excellent choice for night time photography. The Nikon D3100 ...
  • Cons: The Nikon D3100 is competing in an increasingly crowded market, and it struggles to differentiate itself. It's good, yes, but there are also impressive options available from Canon, Olympus and others. The D3100 also lacks manual controls when filming videos, stopping you from adjusting certain settings.
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Overall 9
8.6
Features 9
9.0
Build quality 9
9.0
Autofocus 8
8.0

Nikon D3100 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: Thanks to the improvements in features and build quality, the Nikon D3100 has reached a level of quality that surpasses its D3000 predecessor and that of any entry-level DSLR currently available. The addition of Live View, Full HD video, increasing the resolution by four million pixels and enhancing the build quality are all factors that have pushed the D3100 to greater heights.
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Overall 4
4.0

Expert Review

Techmagnifier
19 April 2012
  • Summary: Nikon D3100 Reviews reveal that this is an entry level digital camera that is capable of recording full 1080 HD videos. It has 14.2 CMOS sensor with a 3”LCD. Nikon D3100 Price in India of Rs 32,950 shows a host of features that are ergonomically designed; are consumer friendly and are oriented at making clicking easier for all the people.
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Nikon D3100

TechRadar UK
30 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Make no mistake, the Nikon D3000 was a seriously good entry-level camera, fully justifying its position as Europe's top-selling DSLR for the first half of this year.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D3100 review

PC Advisor
2 July 2011
  • Summary: Falling into line just above Nikon's other entry-level D3000 DSLR, the Nikon D3100 has some fresh features that make it a very attractive DSLR option for photographers who are starting out.
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