Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D7200
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Nikon D3100vsNikon D7200

Nikon D3100

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

Nikon D3100

£490.26
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and good spec SLR camera, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites and 13 further awards from other expert sites
95
Reviews
833 Reviews + 16 Awards
61
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
65
Age
4 Years Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good
SLR 14.2MP 1" 4608 X 3072 Pixels Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Image Sensor Size Maximum Image Resolution Release Date
Camera Type SLR
Megapixels 14.2MP
Image Sensor Size 1"
Maximum Image Resolution 4608 X 3072 Pixels
Release Date Jan 2014
Nikon D7200

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score

Nikon D7200

£560.00
£20.00
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and high-quality SLR camera, with one of the highest image qualities on the market but representing only middle of the road value for money
95
Reviews
813 Reviews + 16 Awards
62
Value for Money
Good
93
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
1 Year Old
83
Overall Score
Excellent
SLR 24.2MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels CMOS Apr 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Maximum Image Resolution Sensor Type Release Date
Camera Type SLR
Megapixels 24.2MP
Maximum Image Resolution 6000 X 4000 Pixels
Sensor Type CMOS
Release Date Apr 2016
Nikon D3100

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

Nikon D3100

£490.26
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and good spec SLR camera, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites and 13 further awards from other expert sites
95
Reviews
833 Reviews + 16 Awards
61
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
65
Age
4 Years Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good
SLR 14.2MP 1" 4608 X 3072 Pixels Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Image Sensor Size Maximum Image Resolution Release Date
Camera Type SLR
Megapixels 14.2MP
Image Sensor Size 1"
Maximum Image Resolution 4608 X 3072 Pixels
Release Date Jan 2014
Nikon D7200

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score

Nikon D7200

£560.00
£20.00
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and high-quality SLR camera, with one of the highest image qualities on the market but representing only middle of the road value for money
95
Reviews
813 Reviews + 16 Awards
62
Value for Money
Good
93
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
1 Year Old
83
Overall Score
Excellent
SLR 24.2MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels CMOS Apr 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Maximum Image Resolution Sensor Type Release Date
Camera Type SLR
Megapixels 24.2MP
Maximum Image Resolution 6000 X 4000 Pixels
Sensor Type CMOS
Release Date Apr 2016

Top Prices

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
47th Street Photo
Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera w/ 18-55mm VR Nikkor Zoom Lens & Must Have Bundle (Brand new, unopened) - on
£490.26
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DigitalRev UK
Nikon D3100 DSLR Digital Camera Body (RED)
£2,380.00
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DigitalRev UK
Nikon D3100 Kit With 18-105mm VR
£3,880.00
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TechInTheBasket
Nikon D7200 Digital SLR Camera Body
£560.00
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TechInTheBasket
Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm Lens
£793.00
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TechInTheBasket
Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera with 18-105 mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens - Black
£910.00
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SALE Nikon D7200 Digital SLR Camera Body Only 24.2 MP Kit Box (Brand new, unopened)
£569.00
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NEW Nikon D7200 Digital SLR Camera Body Only 24.2 MP Kit Box (Brand new, unopened)
£588.00
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Nikon D7200 Body DSLR Camera Brand New 1 One Year Warranty Stock in EU New (Brand new, unopened)
£613.33
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New Nikon D7200 DSLR Digital Camera (Body Only) (Brand new, unopened)
£619.98
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NIKON D7200 24.2MP SLR DIGITAL CAMERA - BODY ONLY Wi-Fi NFC FULL HD -UK DISPATCH (Brand new, unopened)
£649.00
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New Nikon D7200 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera Body Only - 3 Year Warranty (Brand new, unopened)
£649.99
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eBay
Nikon D7200 24.2 MP DSLR Camera Body Only (Brand new, unopened)
£654.60
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eBay
Nikon D7200 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera Black (Body Only) BRAND NEW UK SHIP (Brand new, unopened)
£659.49
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Brand new Nikon D7200 Digital SLR Camera Body Only 24.2 MP (Brand new, unopened)
£675.00
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SALE Nikon D7200 Digital SLR Camera Body Only 24.2 MP Full HD Kit Box Black NEW (Brand new, unopened)
£675.00
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eBay
Nikon D7200 DSLR with 18-105 mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens Kit Multi Stock in EU New (Brand new, unopened)
£745.58
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eBay
Nikon D7200 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens + 8GB Top Kit (Brand new, unopened)
£830.43
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eBay
Nikon D7200 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens + 16GB Top Kit (Brand new, unopened)
£833.47
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eBay
Nikon D7200 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens + 32GB Top Kit (Brand new, unopened)
£844.44
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eBay
Nikon D7200 24.2 MP DSLR Camera with 18-140mm Lens Kit (Brand new, unopened)
£853.30
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eBay
New Nikon D7200 24.2MP DSLR Kit With 18-140mm VR Lens - 3 Year Warranty (Brand new, unopened)
£859.99
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eBay
Nikon D7200 24.2MP D-SLR Camera + 18-55mm Lens with 16GB Top Kit (Brand new, unopened)
£861.25
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eBay
Nikon D7200 24.2MP D-SLR Camera + 18-55mm Lens with 2x 64GB Top Kit (Brand new, unopened)
£897.66
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eBay
SALE Nikon D7200 Digital SLR Camera + AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens (Brand new, unopened)
£939.00
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eBay
Nikon D7200 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 55-300mm Lens + 8GB Great Value Kit (Brand new, unopened)
£947.50
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eBay
Nikon D7200 24.2MP DSLR Camera with 18-140mm VR Lens , Slave Flash and Kit (Brand new, unopened)
£1,011.23
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eBay
NIKON D7200 BODY + 18-140MM VR (Brand new, unopened)
£1,160.84
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eBay
Nikon D7200 Digital SLR DSLR Camera 24.2 MP with 18-105 mm VR Lens, WiFi NFC (Brand new, unopened)
£1,273.59
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Nikon D7200 Digital SLR Camera (24.2 MP, 18-105 mm VR Lens, Wi-Fi, NFC) ... (Brand new, unopened)
£1,486.67
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Nikon D7200 Digital SLR Camera (24.2 MP 18-105 mm VR Lens Wi-Fi NFC) 3.2-Inch... (Brand new, unopened)
£2,431.97
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HDEW Cameras
£579.00
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Technese Enterprises Limited
Brand New Nikon D7200 Body only 24.2 MP Black Digital SLR Camera Body Box (Brand new, unopened) - on
£609.99
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trdukcameras
Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera Body Only + 2 Year Warranty with Free UK delivery (Brand new, unopened) - on
£648.99
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trdukcameras
Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm VR Lens + 2 Year Warranty (Brand new, unopened) - on
£839.99
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trdukcameras
Nikon D7200 Digital Camera with 18-140mm ED Lens + 2 Year Warranty (Brand new, unopened) - on
£847.99
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TronixComputers
Nikon D7200 Digital SLR Camera Body Only with 2 Years Warranty (Brand new, unopened) - on
£669.49
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TronixComputers
Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera + 18-105mm f 3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens + 2 Year Warranty (Brand new, unopened) - on
£837.99
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TronixComputers
Nikon D7200 Digital Camera + 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED Lens with 2 Years Warranty (Brand new, unopened) - on
£849.99
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instashot
Nikon D7200 24.2MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body only) - 3 Year Warranty (Brand new, unopened) - on
£735.00
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T-dimension7 FR/UK Store
Nikon D7200 DSLR with 18-105 mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens Kit (Multi) Ship fm EU Best (Brand new, unopened) - on
£755.28
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Amazon UK
Nikon D7200 24.72 Megapixel Digital Camera
£839.00
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Amazon UK
Nikon D7200 Digital SLR Camera
£1,050.00
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Amazon UK
Nikon D7200 24.2MP 1080P DSLR Camera w/ 3.2" LCD - Wi-Fi & GPS Ready + 5 Lens - 18 to 1000mm - 64GB - 30PC Kit - Nikon 18-55VR - Nikon AF-S 55-300VR - Opteka 1000mm - Opteka 2.2x - Opteka 0.43x Wide
£1,345.99
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CameraKing
Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera Body
£844.99
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CameraKing
Nikon D7200 DSLR + 18-105mm Lens
£929.00
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PC World Business
NIKON D7200 DSLR Camera - Black, Body Only
£846.00
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PC World Business
NIKON D7200 DSLR Camera with 18-105 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR Lens - Black
£1,098.99
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Firstcall Photographic
£859.00
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mifsudsphotographic
£888.00
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Carmarthen Camera Centre
£889.00
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Luzern
£892.99
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Harrison Cameras Direct
£895.00
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Cameraworld
£899.00
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Wex Photographic
Nikon D7200 Digital SLR Camera Body
£899.00
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Wex Photographic
Nikon D7200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens
£1,149.00
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Currys
NIKON D7200 DSLR Camera - Body Only, Black
£899.00
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Currys
NIKON D7200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-105 mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens - Black, Black
£1,099.00
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Wilkinson Cameras
£899.00
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Dale Photographic
£909.00
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Bristol Cameras
£910.00
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Clifton Cameras
£919.00
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Littlewoods
Nikon D7200 24.2 Megapixel Dslr Camera + 18-105Mm Lens - Black
£1,439.99
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tandemgoods
Nikon D7200 Digital SLR Camera (24.2 MP, 18-105 Mm VR Lens, Wi-Fi, NFC) LCD (Brand new, unopened) - on
£1,488.38
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DigitalRev UK
Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera Body
£5,980.00
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Reasons For

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
15 Reasons For
49% Lighter
The Nikon D3100 is a 455g digital camera. That's 220g lighter than the Nikon D7200 (675g).

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

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£70 Cheaper
The Nikon D3100 costs £69.74 less than the Nikon D7200.
Better Neocamera.com Review Score
Neocamera.com gave the Nikon D3100 a review score of 80%, whereas the Nikon D7200's rating was only 60% from the same site.
Better Hardwarezone.com.sg Review Score
The Nikon D3100 has a Hardwarezone.com.sg review score of 95%, whereas the Nikon D7200's rating was only 80% from the same site.
Better Pcauthority.com.au Review Score
Pcauthority.com.au's Nikon D3100 review gave it a score of 100%, whereas the rating of the Nikon D7200 was only 0% from the same site.
Better Trusted Reviews Review Score
The Nikon D3100 has a Trusted Reviews review score of 90%, whereas the rating of the Nikon D7200 was only 80% from the same site.
Better What Digital Camera Review Score
The Nikon D3100 has a What Digital Camera review score of 89%, whereas the Nikon D7200's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better CNET.com.au Review Score
The Nikon D3100 has a CNET.com.au review score of 84%, whereas the Nikon D7200 only has a rating of 70% from the same site.
Better Camera Labs Review Score
The Nikon D3100 has a Camera Labs review score of 84%, whereas the Nikon D7200 only has a rating of 0% from the same site.
Better CNET.co.uk Review Score
CNET.co.uk's Nikon D3100 review gave it a score of 90%, whereas the Nikon D7200's rating was only 70% from the same site.
Better Amateurphotographer.co.uk Review Score
Amateurphotographer.co.uk gave the Nikon D3100 a review score of 86%, whereas the Nikon D7200's rating was only 80% from the same site.
Better DP Review Review Score
DP Review gave the Nikon D3100 a review score of 72%, whereas the rating of the Nikon D7200 was only 0% from the same site.
Better Cnetfrance.fr Review Score
Cnetfrance.fr gave the Nikon D3100 a review score of 80%, whereas the Nikon D7200's rating was only 79% from the same site.
Better Digitalkamera.de Review Score
The Nikon D3100 has a review score of 86% from Digitalkamera.de, whereas the Nikon D7200's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better Saggiamente.com Review Score
The Nikon D3100 has a Saggiamente.com review score of 80%, whereas the rating of the Nikon D7200 was only 0% from the same site.
23 Reasons For
Higher Megapixels
The Nikon D7200 is a 24.2MP digital camera. That's 10MP higher than the Nikon D3100 (14.2MP).

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

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Higher Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Nikon D7200 is 25,600 maximum ISO speed. That's 12,800 higher than the Nikon D3100 (12,800).

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

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7% Larger Display Diagonal
The Nikon D7200 has a display diagonal of 3.2". That's 0.2" larger than the Nikon D3100 (3").

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

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Vari-Angle LCD Display
The Nikon D7200 has a vari-angle LCD display, however the Nikon D3100 does not have a vari-angle LCD display.

A 'vari-angle display' on a digital camera means that the display can be adjusted so it can be viewed effectively from many different angles.

This is a helpful addition because it means you won't have to hold the camera directly in front of your face in order to view the display successfully - helpful if you're shooting from unusual angles.

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Higher Display Resolution
The Nikon D7200 is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 998,800 pixels higher than the Nikon D3100 (230,000 pixels).

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

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Moderately Bigger Eye Relief
Nikon D7200 is 19.5mm Eye relief, but the Nikon D3100 is only an 18mm Eye relief digital camera (1.5mm smaller).

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

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1100 Battery Life
The Nikon D7200 is a digital camera that takes 1100 battery life, whereas the Nikon D3100 only takes 550 battery life.

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

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More Shops Are Selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
One More Awards
The Nikon D7200 has 16 awards from expert review sites, however the Nikon D3100 has 15 awards.
A Little Better Expert Reviews
Based on 81 reviews, the Nikon D7200 has an average expert review score of 85%, but the Nikon D3100 has an average rating of 83% (based on 99 reviews).
A Little Better User Reviews
Based on 649 reviews, the Nikon D7200 has an average user review score of 96%, but the Nikon D3100 has an average rating of 95% (based on 718 reviews).
Better Techmagnifier.com Review Score
The Nikon D7200 has a review score of 80% from Techmagnifier.com, however the rating of the Nikon D3100 was only 40% from the same site.
Better Reviewed.com Review Score
The Nikon D7200 has a Reviewed.com review score of 91%, however the Nikon D3100's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better Photoreview.com.au Review Score
Photoreview.com.au gave the Nikon D7200 a review score of 87%, however the Nikon D3100's rating was only 85% from the same site.
Better Digitalone.com.sg Review Score
The Nikon D7200 has a review score of 80% from Digitalone.com.sg, however the rating of the Nikon D3100 was only 70% from the same site.
Better 01net.com Review Score
The Nikon D7200 has a review score of 80% from 01net.com, however the Nikon D3100's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better Digitalfoto.dk Review Score
Digitalfoto.dk gave the Nikon D7200 a review score of 89%, however the rating of the Nikon D3100 was only 86% from the same site.
Better Komputerswiat.pl Review Score
The Nikon D7200 has a Komputerswiat.pl review score of 82%, however the Nikon D3100 only has a rating of 0% from the same site.
Better Kamerabild.se Review Score
The Nikon D7200 has a review score of 79% from Kamerabild.se, however the Nikon D3100 only has a rating of 0% from the same site.
Better Ljudochbild.se Review Score
Ljudochbild.se gave the Nikon D7200 a review score of 100%, however the rating of the Nikon D3100 was only 67% from the same site.
Better Digitalfotoforalla.se Review Score
The Nikon D7200 has a review score of 89% from Digitalfotoforalla.se, however the Nikon D3100's rating was only 86% from the same site.
Better PC Welt.de Review Score
PC Welt.de gave the Nikon D7200 a review score of 71%, however the Nikon D3100 only has a rating of 0% from the same site.
Better Lydogbilde.no Review Score
The Nikon D7200 has a review score of 100% from Lydogbilde.no, however the Nikon D3100 only has a rating of 67% from the same site.

Size and Dimensions

Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Nikon D7200 has more awards than the Nikon D3100. The Nikon D7200 has 16 awards, where as the Nikon D3100 has 15 awards. Compare all award winning digital cameras.
Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
15 Awards
alphr.com: Recommended A-List Camera Labs: Highly Recommended CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice DP Review: Silver Ephotozine: Highly Recommended Expert Reviews: Best Buy macworld.co.uk: Editor's Choice pcactual.com: Recommended pcauthority.com.au: A-List PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice Pocket Lint: Hot Product prylportalen.se: Recommended Trusted Reviews: Recommended What Digital Camera: Recommended
16 Awards Best
01net.com: 4 Star Camera Labs: Highly Recommended digifotopro.nl: Gold Digital Versus: 5 Star digitalone.com.sg: Editor's Choice DP Review: Silver Ephotozine: Highly Recommended Expert Reviews: Best Buy ljudochbild.se: 6 Star Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 star lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended Pocket Lint: Recommended reviewed.com: Editor's Choice Techradar: Recommended tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

The Nikon D7200 has better expert reviews than the Nikon D3100. The average expert reviews score for the Nikon D7200 is 85% based on 81 reviews, where as the average score for the Nikon D3100 is 83% based on 99 reviews.
Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
5 stars
31 reviews
4 stars
33 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
1 review
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
23 reviews
4 stars
19 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Nikon D7200 has better user reviews than the Nikon D3100. The average user reviews score for the Nikon D7200 is 96% based on 649 reviews, where as the average score for the Nikon D3100 is 95% based on 718 reviews.
Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
5 stars
600 reviews
4 stars
92 reviews
3 stars
13 reviews
2 stars
4 reviews
1 star
9 reviews
Best
5 stars
555 reviews
4 stars
77 reviews
3 stars
10 reviews
2 stars
4 reviews
1 star
3 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

For both the Nikon D7200 than the Nikon D3100 the same percentage of owners recommend the product. In both cases 60.1% recommend the product, based on a total of 734 reviews for the Nikon D7200 and 734 reviews for the Nikon D7200.

Techmagnifier.com Review Score

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
Techmagnifier.com logo
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 desi...
Nikon D3100 Tech Specs suggest that this is an exceptionally great entry level DSLR, which is able to deliver excellent picture quality for experienced photographers. But for novices too it is very easy to operate and deliver excellent results. Thoug...
Apr 2012
Best
Techmagnifier.com logo
Nikon introduced the successor of D7200 in a similar looking body, like most upgrades in the FX series. But it improved upon the very thing the D7000 and the D7100 were known for ? speed.Apart from a new image processor ? the Expeed 4, the camera has...
High shutter speed
Highest res display
Bulky and pricey for crop frame
D7200 is the fastest Nikon in the Dx format meant for enthusiasts venturing into sports or action photography. Updated with highest number of focus points on its Phase detection AF system, the weather sealed camera has a built in motor which ensures ...
Jan 2016

Shutterbug.com Review Score

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
Shutterbug.com logo
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 features o...
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Apr 2011
Shutterbug.com logo
The Nikon D7200 is the new flagship of Nikon's DX camera line (APS-C-sized sensor). The camera offers 24MP resolution, has a very fast and reliable AF system, and showed an excellent overall performance in our tests. The Nikon D7200 will seem quite f...
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Aug 2015

Neocamera.com Review Score

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
Best
Neocamera.com logo
The D3100 is Nikon's latest entry-level DSLR camera which brings full 1080p HDTV video recording with autofocus to DSLRs. This is a relatively compact DSLR camera with a 14 megapixels sensor, a Nikon electronic-only lens mount and most features usual...
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 anyth...
Feb 2011
Neocamera.com logo
The Nikon D7200 is the new flagship APS-C DSLR from Nikon, following the D7100 introduced just 2 years earlier. While the D7100 remains a capable camera today, the D7200 introduces a revised 24 megapixels CMOS sensor and more-sensitive 51-point AF sy...
The D7200 is the new Nikon APS-C flagship. It combines a refined 24 MP sensor with class-leading native ISO range and fast processor to deliver great image-quality and speedy performance.This is a sturdy professional DSLR with efficient controls for ...
Mar 2015

Hardwarezone.com.sg Review Score

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
Best
Hardwarezone.com.sg logo
Ever since the D40's debut in 2006, Nikon has been steadily releasing a cadre of entry-level basic DSLR cameras with attractively low prices. And for good reason, entry-level to prosumer models sell more than niche professional models.But the entry-l...
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 mu...
Feb 2011
Hardwarezone.com.sg logo
The Nikon D7200 is Nikon's latest flagship DX-format camera , and builds on the D7100 by adding a larger buffer, improved autofocus performance, Wi-Fi with NFC capabilities, better battery life, and 60p video. As mentioned in our earlier coverage , t...
Bigger buffer allows for a longer duration of continuous capture
Clean images up to ISO 12 800
Built in WiFi capabilities
LCD doesn't support tilt or touch
Tends to underexpose slightly
Start taking pictures and you'll feel the difference between the D7200 and the D7100. The buffer on the D7200 is much increased, being able to take up to 18 shots in RAW (14-bit compressed) and 100 in JPEG compared to just six RAW and 50 JPEG in the ...
Jun 2015

Pcauthority.com.au Review Score

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
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The bottom end of Nikon?s formidable DSLR line-up has never looked so tempting. The D3100?s build quality is up to Nikon?s intimidating reputation, with the possible exception of the rather wobbly pop-up flash. It?s almost identical to the wonderful ...
A-List
The Nikon D3100 camera has absolutely superb image quality, a top video mode and great handling making it a deserving winner......
Jan 2011
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If you know someone who makes their living taking photos, there's a 99 percent chance they shoot on either Canon or Nikon gear. And there's a reason for that: their higher end cameras and lenses are superbly built, reliable and perform brilliantly. H...
A dependable DSLR, but if its features or portability you're after it comes up short......
Oct 2015

Expert Reviews Review Score

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
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The D3100 is the latest incarnation of a line of cameras that ? if we?re brutally honest ? we find a bit annoying. In an effort not to bamboozle first-time SLR users, it presents most photographic options via the LCD screen and navigation pad. That m...
Best Buy
Not without flaws, but sumptuous photos and videos at a sensible price make it an unbeatable package......
Jan 2011
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Sensor resolution : 24 megapixels, Sensor size : 23.5x15.6mm (APS-C), Focal length multiplier : 1.5x, Viewfinder : Optical TTL, LCD screen : 3.2in (1,229,000 dots), Lens mount : Nikon F Mount, Weight : 765g, Size (HxWxD) : 107x136x76mmIt's now more t...
Best Buy
Best-in-class image quality and sublime ergonomics took the Nikon D7200 to the top of the pack, but is it still as impressive?...
Aug 2016

Trusted Reviews Review Score

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
Best
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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 those look...
Recommended
...
Jan 2011
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What is the Nikon D7200? The Nikon D7200 is an enthusiast DSLR that won't bankrupt you. It has a few features borrowed form the top-end Nikon D810 but costs under £1000 without a lens, or around £1100 with the flexible 18-105mm kit lens. Cheap? No,...
A reliable and tough outdoors camera that nails the essentials to offer real enthusiast appeal......
Apr 2015

Imaging Resource.com Review Score

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
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While the Nikon D3100 carries a list price slightly higher than that of the company's most affordable SLR, it offers a number of very worthwhile improvements that make it easy to justify the extra cost. Key among these for most photographers will be ...
...
Dec 2010
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The Nikon D7200 is also the company's first DSLR with both Wi-Fi wireless networking and Near-Field Communications support for easy pairing with Android devices, removing the need to rely on clumsy external solutions or Wi-Fi capable SD cards. And th...
...
Mar 2015

PhotographyBlog.com Review Score

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
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The Nikon D3100 is an entry-level digital SLR camera boasting 14.2-megapixels and full HD movies. Successor to the popular D3000 model, the new D3100 features full-time auto-focusing in both Live View and D-movie modes, a Quiet Shutter Release mode, ...
Highly Recommended
If you?ve read the entire review, you will probably agree that the Nikon D3100 produces image quality that defies its entry-level status. Compared to the one-year-old D3000, Nikon has managed to simultaneously increase the pixel count and improve qua...
Nov 2010
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Nikon's new D7200 is aimed at enthusiast photographers, and sits in the middle of the company's line-up. It features a 24.2 million pixel APS-C sized (DX format) CMOS sensor. Arguably it's Nikon's best offering for enthusiasts as Nikon has yet to rep...
Highly Recommended
...
Apr 2015

Photographybay.com Review Score

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
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The Nikon D3100 is an entry-level DSLR with a 14.2-megapixel DX format sensor, which captures great still images, as well as 1080p HD video. The D3100 sits at the low-end of Nikon?s DSLR line-up and is surprisingly affordable given its feature set.N...
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 ex...
Nov 2010
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The Nikon D7200 is the current king of the DX-format hill. It serves as an update to the D7100, which was a great camera. In short, you've got more of the same here with the D7200.The D7200 keeps a good thing going with a 24.2MP APS-C format sensor a...
In case you somehow missed it (or if you skipped ahead), the Nikon D7200 is an excellent camera. It produces still images that compete with or are better than any other APS-C camera on the market. The low light performance of this camera is top notch...
Oct 2015

Ephotozine Review Score

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
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The Nikon D3100 is Nikon?s latest ?entry level? Digital SLR; however, if you look at the features you wouldn?t think so. The D3100 features full HD video recording, 3 inch screen, 14.2 megapixel sensor, ISO12800, and 11 focusing points, as well as a ...
Highly Recommended
14.2 megapixel sensor with low noise
Lowest price DSLR with full HD Video
Very good ISO performance
Good battery life
Excellent video
Easy to use with built in guide
Quiet shutter with additional quiet live view option
Nikon 3100
Only autofocuses with AF-S lenses
Continuous shooting not available with flash
3fps continuous shooting beginning to look dated
The Nikon D3100 DSLR offers excellent value for money and is currently the cheapest DSLR with full HD video recording, as the nearest competitor, the Canon EOS 550D, costs over £100 more. If you want to be able to take great photos with low noise, a...
Nov 2010
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The Nikon D7200 updates the D7100 , and has a 24.1 megapixel APS-C DX sized sensor without the optical low pass filter (OLPF or AA Filter) - this should enable sharp, detailed images, and the camera offers 6fps continuous shooting, 51 focus points, a...
Highly Recommended
24.1 megapixel sensor without OLPF
Weather sealed magnesium alloy body
Excellent image quality and detail
Very good noise performance
51 focus points
2 year warranty
Fast performance
Built in HDR
Built in WiFi NFC
Dual card slots
Improved batt
Distortion with 18105mm VR kit lens
FPS hasn't increased since 7000
Limited WiFi app, very few options
The Nikon D7200 is a minor update to an already impressive Digital SLR, with improvements in a number of important areas, including ISO performance, improved video performance, improved focus performance, which is quick and accurate, even in low ligh...
Apr 2015

What Digital Camera Review Score

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
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The entry-level DSLR market has been relatively unstirred of late. That is, until the recent release of the Nikon D3100. With an impressive specification, this new model replaces the D3000 and pitches itself as the ideal first-time buyer's DSLR. But ...
Recommended
Guide mode, featured specification
Price, no DoF preview, no focus switch
Although the 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 autof...
Nov 2010
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You can see what Nikon's latest DSLR is capable of in the gallery below, and be sure to check back soon for a full in-depth review......
...
Apr 2015

CNET.com.au Review Score

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
Best
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The entry-level digital SLR market has been fairly even over the past few years, with the two big names producing good but unexciting cameras (see Canon's and Nikon's ). The limitations of a low entry price restricted both companies from innov......
Editor's Choice
The D3100 is the best entry-level digital SLR currently available. A host of features and excellent image quality sends this camera to the top of the pack......
Nov 2010
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The Nikon D7200 makes the 2-year-old D7100 look like a terrific deal. With only minor improvements over its predecessor, the D7200 remains a great camera, but given the D7100's lower price, the D7200 is a tough sell unless you're a night owl or long ...
Great photo quality, solid performance and a sturdy body are the Nikon 7200's highlights
Subpar wireless implementation and a fixed LCD display
The Nikon D7200 is a great camera for the money, as long as you don't care about an extensive feature set......
Jan 2016

Camera Labs Review Score

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
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Nikon's D3100 is the company's latest entry-level DSLR. Announced in August 2010, it's the successor the best-selling D3000 and makes several key upgrades to that model. Most notably the new D3100 now features Live View and video recording facilities...
Highly Recommended
14 Megapixel sensor with great quality
Friendly goal-oriented GUIDE mode
1080p HD video with autofocusing
Decent metering and 11-point AF system
Live View a welcome addition
HD video capture
Great sensor and processor
Robust build
Decent value for money
The best HD video Nikon DSLR yet
Compact and light
Swift autofocus
Noob-friendly Guide mode
Terrific 14.2MP stills
Noise well under control at high ISOs
Good ergonomics, menu system
Despite sitting at the low end of Nikon's digital SLR range, the Nikon 3100 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, mak
Guide Mode
Full HD movie capture, well-handled image quality
Small and light
Quick autofocus
Good photo quality
Inexpensive
Great image quality
Large 3-inch LCD
Continuous autofocus during still and video shooting
Helpful Guide mode for new users
Small body (for a D-SLR)
Lightweight yet robust construction
Fast and responsive for an entrylevel model
Reasonably priced
Large, welllabelled buttons and controls
Builtin 'guide' mode
Well built
Fast and responsive
Fairly priced
Buttons large and obvious
Qualit d'image irrprochable jusqu' 1600 ISO, trs bonne 3200 ISO
Vido Full HD 1080p
Ausgezeichnete Bildqualitt, gutes Bedienkonzept, praktischer GuideModus, manuelle Einstellungsmglichkeiten im Videomodus
Gute Bildqualitt, scharfe Videos, farbtreu, guter Weiabgleich, bedienungsfreundlich
GUIDEModus
Doppio sistema di protezione dalla polvere
Risoluzione
Reflex per famiglie
Mirino
Ingresso HDMI
Ampia gamma di obiettivi compatibili
Grandezza display
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
Not quite pro-standard build quality
No external mic socket
No manual controls for video
Average screen
Mic picks up lens noise when shooting videos
Jelly effect when panning
No USB cable supplied
The Nikon 3100 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 3100 also lacks manual controls when filming videos, stopping you from adjusting certain settings
Pricier than many entry-level models, no Depth of Field preview button, limitations to movie capture
No stereo sound or manual controls for video
Audible noise from lens when refocusing during video recording
No microphone input
Handgrip is on the small side
Video not as quick or easy to shoot with as other dSLRs
Small-ish handgrip, video not as easy to access and use as on Panasonic and Sony rivals
Cran limit 230 000 points
Gestion ubuesque de la sensibilit auto
Autofocus avec les objectifs AFS seulement
Balance des blancs trs chaude sous clairage halogne
Kleiner optischer Sucher, langsamer als die Konkurrenz, keine Belichtungsreihenfunktion
Unvernderte Serienbildaufnahme seit 3000, unvernderter Autofokus seit 3000
Risoluzione display
Video limitati a 10 minuti
With the D3100, Nikon has delivered what's arguably the most powerful entry-level DSLR to date. The image quality looks great, there's both Live View and 1080p HD video, and one of the friendliest user interfaces on the market. So it's the best budge...
Nov 2010
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Externally the D7200 is essentially identical to the D7100 before it. So you get a weather-sealed, magnesium alloy body with an optical viewfinder boasting 100% coverage, 3.2in / 1229k dot screen, 6fps burst shooting (boostable to 7fps in 1.3x crop m...
Highly Recommended
The Nikon D7200 is the company's latest upper mid-range DSLR aimed at enthusiast photographers. Successor to the D7100, it slots between the D5500 and D610 in the range, making it the highest-end Nikon DSLR with a cropped DX-format sensor. Externally...
Mar 2015

Techradar Review Score

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
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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. But all good things come to an end and, more recently, the D3000 was showing its age...
...
Nov 2010
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Roughly two years have elapsed between the introduction of the D7100 and the arrival of its successor, and on the surface the new D7200 seems more like an incremental update than a major overhaul.The D7200 is built around a sensor with a resolution o...
The D7200 combines excellent resolution for an APS-C DSLR with good design and built quality, an improved continuous shooting buffer capacity and Wi-Fi and NFC built in. Its an upgrade rather than a new camera, but a good one......
Apr 2015

Stuff.tv Review Score

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
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Beginner friendlyVideo aside, the D3100 is a superbly reliable DSLR, particularly for beginners. The new Guide mode handholds greenhorn photogs through the process of taking a snap, telling you what adjusting each setting actually does. The low weigh...
A very solid performer, but lacks a killer feature to make it stand out from the pack......
Oct 2010
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If you know someone who makes their living taking photos, there's a 99 percent chance they shoot on either Canon or Nikon gear. And there's a reason for that: their higher end cameras and lenses are superbly built, reliable and perform brilliantly.Ho...
It's a hefty, solidly-built camera that produces superb 24.2MP stills If you're looking for bleeding edge innovation or marquee features like 4K video, you won't find it here. The D7200 is a traditional DSLR camera and what it lacks in excitement it...
Oct 2015

Digitaltrends.com Review Score

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
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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...
Old-school photographers will embrace the Nikon D3100?s sharp stills and classic design, but noisy video keeps it out of the big leagues with competing models......
Oct 2010
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The 24.2-megapixel Nikon D7200 ($1,200, body only) is an update to one of our favorite Nikon DSLRs, the enthusiast-grade D7100 . We love the D7000-series for features you won't usually find in entry-level interchangeable lens cameras like the Nikon D...
Excellent stills
Latest Nikon image processor
Very good ISO performance
Extensive customization
WiFi
NFC
Big, bulky
No tilting touchscreen
Video frame rate only 30p
Difficulty grabbing focus for lowlight video
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Dec 2015

Pocket Lint Review Score

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
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Tweet Nikon?s presence in the entry-level DSLR market has been strong for many years and, following the success of the D60 and D3000, the latest D3100 amps things up a couple of gears. With a storming features-list that takes advantage of relatively ...
Hot Product
Guide Mode
Full HD movie capture, well-handled image quality
Pricier than many entry-level models, no Depth of Field preview button, limitations to movie capture
The Nikon D3100 takes ?entry-level? DSLRs up a notch. It?s a hugely well-specified model that trounces current competition at this level. The pictures are great as is the Full HD 1080p movie mode. Those looking for a DSLR for the first time need look...
Oct 2010
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As the camera market continues to evolve, the Nikon D7200 wedges itself firmly in the traditional DSLR camp. It's shunned featuring a vari-angle screen like its Canon competitors, such as the 70D or 760D, but does include Wi-Fi and NFC for sharing pi...
Recommended
Great image quality, no highISO banding as per 7100 sensor, extensive battery life per charge
100 per cent fieldofview viewfinder, larger buffer for burst mode
Still lacks variangle LCD screen, limited update over 7100 predecessor
The Nikon D7200 really pulls it out of the bag where it matters. From enhanced image quality to improved autofocus performance, it's a solid enthusiast DSLR that rights many of the wrongs of its predecessor. In particular there's no longer prevalent....
May 2015

PC Mag Review Score

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
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The 14.2-megapixel Nikon D3100 is a great entry-level digital SLR, and at $699.95 (list, with 18-55mm lens) it's the least-expensive D-SLR to capture 1080p video. It also includes a feature no other D-SLR has?continuous autofocus during video recordi...
Nikon's D3100 is an excellent entry-level digital SLR, and is currently the only D-SLR to offer continuous autofocus during video recording for a true camcorder-like video-capture experience. Buy it now......
Oct 2010
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It's been a couple of years since the Nikon D7100 wowed us with its image quality and performance. Its successor, the D7200 ($1,199.95, body only), offers modest upgrades, including a larger shooting buffer and built-in Wi-Fi, but despite these impro...
The D7200 is the most serious D-SLR in Nikon's DX lineup, but it doesn't equal our Editors' Choice Canon 7D Mark II for capturing action......
Jun 2015

Photoreview.com.au Review Score

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
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The D3100 steps into the entry level position in Nikon's line-up featuring a new sensor with higher resolution than its predecessor's and an expanded sensitivity range. It also adds Live View shooting plus Full HD video recording. Autofocusing is sup...
Editor's Choice
...
Oct 2010
Best
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There have been a few tweaks to some of the camera's capabilities in the D7200 that may attract potential upgraders but, overall, the differences between the two models are quite small.Nikon appears to be releasing D7*** cameras on a roughly 18 month...
It's tempting to compare Nikon and Canon DSLRs since these brands dominate the market. Canon's closest competitor to the D7200 is the just-released 24.2-megapixel EOS 760D, which can match most of the D7200's specifications in a smaller and lighter b...
Apr 2015

Kenrockwell.com Review Score

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
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Nikon D3100, D40 and D3 High ISO Comparison © 2010 KenRockwell.com. All rights reserved. September 2010 Look at not just the noise, which is easy for cameras to filter (or to do later in software)......
...
Sep 2010
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The Nikon D7200 is Nikon's best DX camera, replacing the old D7100, which replaced the older D7000 from 2010.Honestly, all of these three cameras are pretty much the same and all are fantastic, and the older models sell for less: the D7000 sells new ...
...
Apr 2015

Amateurphotographer.co.uk Review Score

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
Best
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Nikon D3100 at a glance: 14.2 million effective pixels 3in, 230,000-dot LCD screen 1080p HD video Live View Street price £499 with 18-55mm kit lensScores: Features - 9/10 Build and Handling - 9/10 White balance and Colour - 9/10 Metering - 8/10 Auto...
Appareil trs complet
Fonctions vido
Agrment d'utilisation
Cran non orientable
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 t...
Jan 2010
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The D7000 series of cameras, to which this new model belongs, is Nikon?s APS-C-sensor. flagship. Boasting a superb feature set for the enthusiast photographer, this range is the crème de la crème from the Nikon stable.These days, there is often lit...
...
Apr 2015

DP Review Review Score

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
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Nikon D3100 Review December 2010 | Andy Westlake and Richard Butler Nikon has developed a habit of making very attractive entry-level DSLRs, which are rarely the best specified but cleverly designed so that they're easy and enjoyable to shoot with. ...
Silver
The D3100 is the latest entry-level Nikon DSLR in a line that dates back four years to the D40 and, in arguably the biggest upgrade yet, gains two key features: live view and movie recording. Both of these were starting to look like awkward omissions...
Jan 2006
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Last updated: June 2, 2017These days, many (if not most) consumers are likely to shop based on price and capability, rather than according to whether a certain model contains a mirror, or not. We think this is a good thing; With all the increased com...
Google is holding a competition that could see your Pixel photos gracing millions of screens. Nikon's 100th birthday party continues worldwide as a distributor in Italy organized a one-of-a-kind feat: assembling the world's largest 'human camera' fro...
Jun 2017

Date Released

Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
49 months old 22 months old Best

What are They Best Used For

Portrait Photography

When ranking cameras for their skill in taking portrait photos, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. The most important of these are image resolution, sensor size and image stabilisation. A larger image resolution means the portrait will be more detailed, while the sensor and stabiliser means that the portrait won’t be blurry at all. On top of that, a pre-flash can help reduce the chance of red eye, and smile detection can help find that perfect moment Finally, extras like a handheld remote control or a self timer can help with taking self-portraits and group shots.

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Landscape Photography

When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph landscapes, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes. The most important of these is optical zoom capability, since it allows you to take detailed photos of particular parts of the landscape from a long way away and still have them come out in good detail. Weight and battery life are also very important, since you may be carrying your camera with your for a long time while walking around - you want it to be light enough to not be a hassle, and with a good strong battery, so it doesn’t run out of juice mid-way through the trip! Finally we have taken into account several important factors, such as environmental protection (especially water and dust resistance) and whether the camera comes with GPS, in order to pin-point exactly where you took the photo for later reference.

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Everyday Photography

When ranking cameras for everyday use, we’ve concentrated on size and battery life, since you don’t want your camera weighing you down as you wander, and you definitely don’t want it running out of juice! Good optical sensor size and an image stabiliser are also important, since many of your photos will be taken with very short notice, and these will help reduce any instances of blurring in the photo. Finally, a moving display allows you to tilt the display up and down, in order to raise or lower the camera to find interesting angles, while still being able to see the display to frame the shot.

Compare the best everyday photography cameras.

Sports Photography

One of the most important attributes of a good sports photography camera is speed. The players at a game will normally be moving very fast, so you need a camera that will keep up with them and produce clean, unblurry photos. Therefore a fast shutter speed and an image stabiliser will allow you to react fast to sudden events without the end result turning into a blurry mess. Connected to this, a multi burst (or ‘motor drive’) functionality will allow you to take a larger number of photos in a very short space of time - therefore meaning you’ll have a large number of shots to choose from when selecting the perfect photo afterwards. Because you may be taking an awful lot of photos, a good battery life is very important too. Finally, weatherproofing is always a good idea - rain doesn’t always stop play, and you definitely don’t want it to stop your camera!

Compare the best sports photography cameras.

Wildlife Photography

When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph wildlife, we've concentrated on a number of key attributes. Optical zoom is important to allow you to take clear, detailed photos of animals without having to get physically close to them. A high ISO sensitivity will help take cleaner photos in low-light conditions. Finally, since animals tend to move (and sometimes quite fast), we consider a trio of the camera's shutter speed, auto focus power and whether it has an image stabilisation system or not. All three of these will help you take crisper, cleaner photos of fast moving objects.

Compare the best wildlife photography cameras.

Key Features

Megapixels

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Maximum ISO Sensitivity

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

Display Diagonal

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Weight

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Specification

 
 
 
Picture Quality Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
Camera Type
SLR
 SLR
SLR
 SLR
Megapixels 14.2MP 24.2MP
BEST
Image Sensor Size 1" Unknown - Click to provide data
Still Image Resolution
6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
Maximum Image Resolution
6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Image Formats Supported
RAW JPG
JPEG XR JPEG
JPEG / RAW RAW+JPEG
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 JPEG
 JPEG / RAW
 RAW+JPEG
RAW JPG
JPEG XR JPEG
JPEG / RAW RAW+JPEG
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 JPEG
 JPEG / RAW
 RAW+JPEG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels 14.8MP 24.72MP
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
 16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
 16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
 
 
 
Lens System Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
Optical Zoom
Minimum Aperture Number 3.5 1.8
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number 22 22
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 82.5mm
BEST
210mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 27mm 27mm
Fixed Focal Length 18mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspherical Lens 3 4
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Diaphragm Blade 7 9
BEST
Filter Size 52mm 67mm
 
 
 
Focusing Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
Closest Focusing Distance 0.28m
BEST
51m
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
single continuous
spot servo
tracking Single Auto Focus
Continuous Auto Focus Spot Auto Focus
Face tracking Face detection
Servo Auto Focus Tracking Auto Focus
selective Selective Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 selective
 Selective Auto Focus
single continuous
spot servo
tracking Single Auto Focus
Continuous Auto Focus Spot Auto Focus
Face tracking Face detection
Servo Auto Focus Tracking Auto Focus
selective Selective Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 selective
 Selective Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Points 11 51
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
Light Exposure Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
ISO Sensitivity
Auto
 Auto
Auto
 Auto
Light Exposure Modes
shutter priority aperture priority
Auto Manual
Shutter priority AE Aperture priority AE
aperture priori Shutter priori
AP M
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 aperture priori
 Shutter priori
 AP
 M
shutter priority aperture priority
Auto Manual
Shutter priority AE Aperture priority AE
aperture priori Shutter priori
AP M
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 aperture priori
 Shutter priori
 AP
 M
Maximum ISO Sensitivity 12,800 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Sensitivity 100 100
Light Metering
Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
Spot Matrix
evaluative Multi-pattern
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 evaluative
 Multi-pattern
Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
Spot Matrix
evaluative Multi-pattern
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 evaluative
 Multi-pattern
Light Exposure Correction
±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
Program AE Program
 Program AE
 Program
Program AE Program
 Program AE
 Program
 
 
 
Shutter Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
Camera Shutter Speed 1s 1s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 30s 30s
Shutter Speed Settings
B
 B
B
 B
Camera Shutter Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Flash Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
Flash Modes
Auto Flash off
Pre-flash Red-eye reduction
Slow synchronization Fill-in
Forced off Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Forced off
 Second curtain synchro
Auto Flash off
Pre-flash Red-eye reduction
Slow synchronization Fill-in
Forced off Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Forced off
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Guide Number 12m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed 1s
BEST
Flash Exposure Correction
±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
 ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
 ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
 
 
 
Video Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
Maximum Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 640 x 424
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 640 x 424
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
Motion JPEG Frame Rate 30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
MOV MPEG
MPEG4 H.264
MPEG-4 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MPEG-4
 AVC
MOV MPEG
MPEG4 H.264
MPEG-4 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MPEG-4
 AVC
Resolution At Capture Speed
1280×720@24fps 1920x1080@60fps
1920x1080@50fps 1920x1080@30fps
1280×720@60fps 1920x1080@25fps
1280x720@50fps 640x424@30fps
640x424@25fps
 1280×720@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
1280×720@24fps 1920x1080@60fps
1920x1080@50fps 1920x1080@30fps
1280×720@60fps 1920x1080@25fps
1280x720@50fps 640x424@30fps
640x424@25fps
 1280×720@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
 
 
 
Audio Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
Audio System
Mono
 Mono
Mono
 Mono
Audio Formats Supported
LPCM PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
LPCM PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
 
 
 
Memory Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
SD Eye-Fi
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
SDXC SDHC
SD Eye-Fi
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
Memory Slots 1 2
BEST
 
 
 
Display Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
Display Diagonal 3" 3.2"
BEST
Field of View 95% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution 230,000 Pixels
BEST
1,228,800 Pixels
Display
TFT
 TFT
TFT
 TFT
 
 
 
Viewfinder Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
Magnification 0.8x 0.94x
BEST
Viewfinder Type
Optical Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic
Optical Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
HDMI Connector Type
Mini
 Mini
Mini
 Mini
 
 
 
Camera Nikon D3100 Nikon D7200
White Balance
Auto Manual
Fluorescent Cloudy
Daylight Incandescent
Shade Flash
Sunny Fluorescent H
Fluorescent L Direct sunlight
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Direct sunlight
Auto Manual
Fluorescent Cloudy
Daylight Incandescent
Shade Flash
Sunny Fluorescent H
Fluorescent L Direct sunlight
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Direct sunlight
Shooting Modes
Auto Movie
Manual Mo
Shutter priority Aperture priority
Sensitivity priority Aperture pr
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
 Mo
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Sensitivity priority
 Aperture pr
Auto Movie
Manual Mo
Shutter priority Aperture priority
Sensitivity priority Aperture pr
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
 Mo
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Sensitivity priority
 Aperture pr
Photo Effects
Black&White Neutral
Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Black&White Neutral
Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing
Trimming Resizing
Rotating Crop
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Trimming Resizing
Rotating Crop
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
DPOF 1.1 Exif 2.2
Exif 2.21 DCF
DPOF Exif
Exif 2.3
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
DPOF 1.1 Exif 2.2
Exif 2.21 DCF
DPOF Exif
Exif 2.3
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
Camera Playback
Highlights Movie
Single image Slide show
Thumbnails Highlight
Thumbnail Single
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlight
 Thumbnail
 Single
Highlights Movie
Single image Slide show
Thumbnails Highlight
Thumbnail Single
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlight
 Thumbnail
 Single
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Eye Relief 18mm 19.5mm
BEST
Scene Modes
Candlelight Children
Close-up (macro) Landscape
Night Night portrait
Portrait Sports
Underwater Beach
Snow Dusk
Dawn Night landscape
Party (indoor) Sunset
Pet Food
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Underwater
 Beach
 Snow
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
Candlelight Children
Close-up (macro) Landscape
Night Night portrait
Portrait Sports
Underwater Beach
Snow Dusk
Dawn Night landscape
Party (indoor) Sunset
Pet Food
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Underwater
 Beach
 Snow
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
Languages Support
DUT CZE
NOR RUS
ENG FIN
FRE DEU
LIT ITA
JPN POL
POR ESP
SWE TUR
KOR CHI (TR)
CHI (SIMPL) Multi
DE EN
ES FI
FR IT
NO RU
SE CHI
R Dutch
I K
JP PL
SP SW
TR TC
DAN ARA
GRE BUL
SER UKR
THA HUN
RUM BEN
 DUT
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
 DE
 EN
 ES
 FI
 FR
 IT
 NO
 RU
 SE
 CHI
 R
 Dutch
 I
 K
 JP
 PL
 SP
 SW
 TR
 TC
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 UKR
 THA
 HUN
 RUM
 BEN
DUT CZE
NOR RUS
ENG FIN
FRE DEU
LIT ITA
JPN POL
POR ESP
SWE TUR
KOR CHI (TR)
CHI (SIMPL) Multi
DE EN
ES FI
FR IT
NO RU
SE CHI
R Dutch
I K
JP PL
SP SW
TR TC
DAN ARA
GRE BUL
SER UKR
THA HUN
RUM BEN
 DUT
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
 DE
 EN
 ES
 FI
 FR
 IT
 NO
 RU
 SE
 CHI
 R
 Dutch
 I
 K
 JP
 PL
 SP
 SW
 TR
 TC
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 UKR
 THA
 HUN
 RUM
 BEN
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
DAN DUT
CZE NOR
RUS ENG
FIN FRE
DEU ITA
JPN POL
POR ESP
SWE TUR
KOR CHI (TR)
EN ES
F
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 EN
 ES
 F
DAN DUT
CZE NOR
RUS ENG
FIN FRE
DEU ITA
JPN POL
POR ESP
SWE TUR
KOR CHI (TR)
EN ES
F
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE