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Lightweight and compact.
Good lowlight performance.
Very good image quality.
Excellent ergonomics and build.
Easy to use.
Shoots HD video.
Autofocus in movie and live view modes.
Dedicated Live View switch and Movie Record button.
Drive mode switch reduces menu accesses.
Excellent image quality from the new 14-megapixel CMOS sensor coupled.
Body balance feels awkward.
Limited manual (but builtin guide is useful).
Lacks exposure bracketing.
Poor Live View implementation.
Low resolution LCD
Autofocus makes noise in movie mode.
Fixed LCD screen.
Auto and Incandescent white balance very warm in tungsten lighting.
No in-body image stabilization.
Won't autofocus with older "screw-drive" AF lenses.
By Photo Answers on January 03, 2012
Now a year-and-a-half old, the D3100 was the first D-SLR in Nikons lineup to offer full HD video and is built around an APS-C 14.2Mp CMOS sensor, offering a maximum 4608x3072 pixel resolution....
By DigitalCameraInfo on November 04, 2011
The Nikon D3100 is a solid entry-level DSLR that is aimed squarely at those looking for an easy-to-use camera that offers affordable performance and interchangeable lenses. It’s a lightweight camera that handles well, offers a great deal of...
By Maximum PC on August 08, 2011
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...
By Shutterbug on April 01, 2011
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. For a comparison of the major...
By Camera Gear Guide on March 31, 2011
In several regards the Nikon D3100 is a very compelling choice for both inexperienced photographers looking to move up to their first DSLR camera, and for slightly more skilled photographers simply looking for an affordable entry into the Nikon DSLR...
By Computeractive on March 14, 2011
A small, smart DSLR that's great for beginners, but video capability pushes the price up...
By CIOL on March 09, 2011
Nikon D3100 is Nikon's new entry level DSLR. This is one of the cheapest entry level DSLR.First few things which I have noticed in this DSLRs look and feel which separates it from D3000 is the amount of controls in the right side of the body to...
By Good Gear Guide on March 01, 2011
The Nikon D3100 may only be an entry-level SLR camera, but it's capable of supplying very good image quality and it also has the ability to shoot HD video. It's a comfortable camera to hold and an easy one to use, and its in-built guides allow...
By NeoCamera on February 23, 2011
The Nikon D3100 is an excellent option for new DSLR owners. At the same time, it gives users access to the second largest lens lineup of the industry. The headline video feature of the D3100 may not be as hot as we expected but it does not take...
By DigitalCameraReview on February 17, 2011
The D3100 turns in a solid performance wiith good image and color quality. Video recording mode has some...
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