Nikon D3100

  • Nikon D3100
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Based on 56 scores, 72 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    22
  • Good:
    24
  • Average:
    10
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Lightweight and compact.
  • Low cost.
  • Good lowlight performance.

Cons:

  • Body balance feels awkward.
  • Limited manual (but builtin guide is useful).

Expert reviews and ratings

By Photo Answers on 100

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 -

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 70

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 -

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 70

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 80

A small, smart DSLR that's great for beginners, but video capability pushes the price up...

By CIOL on -

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 80

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 80

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 80

The D3100 turns in a solid performance wiith good image and color quality. Video recording mode has some...

By HardwareZone.com on 95

These are sample photographs shot with the Nikon D3100. The photos have not been post-processed and are copyright to SPH Magazines. We kindly ask that you do not reproduce them elsewhere. Click to see the full-resolution originals.It's amazing how...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

The Nikon D3100 is an entry-level DSLR on the higher end of that category's price range. However, it has a great set of features for a beginning photographer and decent image...

By Macworld UK on 100

The beginner-targeted 14.2-megapixel D3100 updates the best-selling D3000 and introduces Full HD video capture to Nikon’s range – in MPEG-4 format and a frame rate of 24fps. All this for £500 too, if you opt for body only....

By PCWorld on 70

The D3100 is an entry-level DSLR on the higher end of that category's price range. However, it has a great set of features for beginning photographers, and decent image quality....

By Digital Photography School on -

This review got off to a bad start: the DX format camera arrived just before a long holiday break… without a battery and fitted with a less than ideal (for review purposes) f4.5/55-300mm lens (equivalent to 82.5-450mm on an SLR). So it just sat on...

By PC Authority on 100

The Nikon D3100 camera has absolutely superb image quality, a top video mode and great handling making it a deserving winner...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Not without flaws, but sumptuous photos and videos at a sensible price make it an unbeatable package...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The D3100 is a very good entry-level SLR. The low-definition screen costs it a star, but picture quality is excellent and the camera is fast and responsive to...

By Trusted Reviews on 90

Following its release, Nikon proudly claimed its D3000 to be the best selling digital SLR in Europe. Its successor therefore, the D3100, has the unenviable job of avoiding dropping the ball. No pressure then. Fortunately for its maker and...

By AsiaOne on 70

Helps amateurs and beginners learn and enjoy using the...