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Nikon D3100 Review
|833 Reviews + 16 Awards|
|4 Years Old|
Why Has it Scored 76?
It has great expert reviews and superb user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 16 awards including a "Recommended" award from Pcactual.com plus five other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Macworld.co.uk plus two other sites. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
The D3100 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 291 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 309 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 305 in wildlife photography cameras.
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How Big is the Nikon D3100?
The Nikon D3100 is 124.46mm wide and 96.52mm tall. It is 73.66mm deep and weighs 455g.
Nikon D3100 In-Depth Analysis
16 Industry Awards
This Nikon camera has received 16 awards from expert review sites.
This camera received a "Recommended" award from review websites Pcactual.com, Trusted Reviews, Prylportalen.se, M3.idg.se, What Digital Camera and Alphr.com all of whom decided that this Nikon camera was very good.
An additional two expert review sites endorsed this Nikon camera. Website Expert Reviews gave this camera a "Best Buy" award and concluded it was a sensible purchase and the author at review website DP Review gave it a "Silver" award and concluded it was great.
Two other expert review sites both concluded that this Nikon camera was very good. Pcauthority.com.au gave this Nikon digital camera an "A-List" award and it received a "Hot Product" award from Pocket Lint.
Good Expert Reviews
Excellent User Reviews
On average, people who bought this camera rated it as fantastic. 603 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This puts this Nikon camera in the top 14% of all the cameras when ranked by average user review score.
Nikon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras
Based on 40,636 expert and user reviews (including 10,692 verified purchases), Nikon has very good ratings for its cameras. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Value For Money
Disappointing Value for Money
Whilst the product is in the cheapest 61% of cameras, it has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old, and at £490.26 it does not seem like great value for money overall.
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Released Over Four Years Ago
Nikon released the D3100 in January 2014.
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
Nikon offers over 90 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Nikon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.
Only 4608 X 3072 Pixels Image Resolution
The highest image resolution of the Nikon D3100 is 4608 x 3072 pixels. That's 11% lower image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.
Lower Than Average Megapixels
The megapixels of the Nikon D3100 of only 14.2MP is lower than 66% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.
Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used
This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).
1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution
This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras.
Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity
The Nikon D3100's maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800 is in the highest 29% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.
Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used
This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.
Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses
This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.
Has a Built-In Flash
The Nikon D3100 has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.
Heavier Than Average
The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg. The weight of the Nikon D3100 of 455g is in the heaviest 21% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.
550 Battery Life
The Nikon D3100 is a digital camera that takes 550 shots battery life.
Supports Video Capability
The Nikon D3100 supports video capability, unlike 67% of cameras which do not support video capability.
Average Image Sensor Size
The image sensor size of the Nikon D3100 of 0.435" is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 39% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.
Features Smile Detection
The Nikon D3100 features smile detection, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not feature smile detection.
Has a Self-Timer
The Nikon D3100 has a self-timer. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.
Has a Shoe Mounting Point
The Nikon D3100 has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.
Features Noise Reduction
The Nikon D3100 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.
Very Low Display Resolution
The display resolutions of cameras range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The Nikon D3100's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is lower than 71% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.
Has a Tripod Mount
The Nikon D3100 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 73% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.
Smaller Than Average Eye Relief
The eye relief of the Nikon D3100 of only 18mm is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 67% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest eye relief of digital cameras is 8mm, the biggest is 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution
This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 424 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.
Has a Microphone in
The Nikon D3100 has a microphone in, unlike 88% of cameras which do not have a microphone in.
Average Display Diagonal
The display diagonal of the Nikon D3100 of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 75% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.
Supports Live View
The Nikon D3100 supports live view, unlike 83% of cameras which do not support live view.
4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution
The Nikon D3100 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4608 x 3072. That's over four times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.
Features Brightness Adjustment
The Nikon D3100 features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.
Supports Full HD Video
The Nikon D3100 supports Full HD video. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.
Features Smile Detection
The Nikon D3100 features smile detection. 97% of cameras do not feature smile detection.
The Nikon D3100 is dustproof, which is unusual. 93% of digital cameras are not dustproof.
Has an Anti-Dust Function
The Nikon D3100 has an anti-dust function, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have an anti-dust function.
The Nikon D3100 features calendar. 87% of cameras do not feature calendar.
Supports Dioptic Correction
The Nikon D3100 supports dioptic correction. 90% of cameras do not support dioptic correction.
Features Flash Exposure Compensation
The Nikon D3100 features flash exposure compensation. 78% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.
Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used
This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.
Narrower Than Average Field of View
The field of views of cameras range from 92% to 1,000%, and the average field of view is 100%. The field of view of the Nikon D3100 of only 95% is in the narrowest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.
Has an HDMI Port
The Nikon D3100 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.
Has a GPS (satellite)
The Nikon D3100 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).
Has a Carrying Case
The Nikon D3100 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.
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