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Nikon D3100 Digital Camera

£188.99
SLR 14.2MP CMOS Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Nikon cameras have good reviews
Supports video recording
Has a built-in flash
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Reviews

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 25,424 user and expert reviews (including 1,649 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over a Year Ago

It was February 2016 when this camera was released.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon D3100 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon D3100 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm S9900W (£194.48) is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon D3100 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Nikon digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 424 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than a year video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels to 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon D3100 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider including the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (£164.99) which is cheaper; or the Nikon Coolpix S9600 (£190) which has better reviews.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash which you might want to look at including the Fujifilm S9900W (£194.48).

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5.8 times zoom factor, the Nikon D3100 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Nikon D3100 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (£164.99) which is cheaper; or the Coolpix S9600 (£190), and the Coolpix P530 (£163.99) both from Nikon and both of which have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

Across all the medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera the field of views range from 95% to 100%. With a field of view of only 95 percent, the Nikon D3100 has one of the narrower field of views amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the Nikon D3100 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera. Across all the medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 730,000 pixels.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon D3100 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Nikon Coolpix S9600 (£190) which has better reviews; or the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (£164.99) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Fujifilm S9900W (£194.48) is also worth considering.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D3100 has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 2304 x 1536 and 3456 x 2304. The best still image resolution of all cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 480.

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14.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 14.2 megapixels digital camera.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Nikon D3100 features smile detection, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D3100 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon D3100 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than a year also have a built-in microphone.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Nikon D3100 supports PictBridge. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago also support PictBridge.

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Has an HDMI

The Nikon D3100 has an HDMI, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

With a weight of 505 grams, the Nikon D3100 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The weights of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera range from 120g to 590g, and the average weight is 350g.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P530 (£163.99) (494g and higher rated) or the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (£164.99) (441g and cheaper).

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The Nikon D3100 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that came out more than a year ago. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Camera

Very Big Eye Relief

At 18 millimeters, the Nikon D3100 has a very big eye relief compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera. The smallest eye relief of medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera is 16mm and the biggest is 18mm.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers f3556g, f4556g
Barcodes 00018208254866

Nikon D3100 Review Sources

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