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Nikon D3100

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Overall 9
9.0

Nikon D3100

CNET
10 December 2010
  • Summary: The Nikon D3100 provides a painless entry point into the Nikon dSLR system. It enables amateurs to capture more professional-looking images with the minimum of fuss and prior knowledge.
  • Cons: Handgrip is on the small side;. Video not as quick or easy to shoot with as other dSLRs.
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Overall 9
9.0

Nikon D3100 review

digitalslrphoto.com
29 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Entry-level (APS-C) digital SLR Nikon has enjoyed plenty of success in recent years in the entry-level sector, although in the last year or so, the specifications of its models was increasingly being matched or bettered by rivals. The arrival of the D3100 couldn't have been timed any better, with Christmas – the time of year when budget DSLRs sell as fast as fir trees – only weeks away.
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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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Nikon D3100 Review

Digitaltrends
27 October 2010
  • Pros: Terrific 14.2MP stills, Noise well under control at high ISOs, Good ergonomics, menu system
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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 9
8.6

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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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

Expert Review

PC Advisor
2 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Falling into line just above Nikon's other entry-level Nikon 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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