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Nikon Coolpix 3100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1214 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the price and portability. The image quality and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and low light performance. There are some mixed views about the focus and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix 3100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

Nikon Coolpix 3100


While the product images of the Nikon Coolpix 3100 make it out to be larger than most 3 mega pixel digital cameras on the market, in the hand it is very small and compact.

Charger included

Slightly expensive on introduction

Overall this camera is a good starter in the realms of digital imaging. It is more expensive that the other entry level cameras from Olympus, Kodak and Sony to mention a few, however you do get a charger included in the box, a hassle saved from the...

Dec, 2003

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Nikon Coolpix 3100 Review


This Nikon Coolpix 3100 Review is based on a production model. All sample images are unretouched, except where specified.

Oct, 2003

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Nikon Coolpix 3100


The Nikon Coolpix 3100 we're looking at here is a better specified version of the Coolpix 2100. These type of cameras are aimed at a growing market of people new to digital photography who want an easy to use camera which is reasonably priced and...

Compact and lightweight design; Fast operation and easy to use; Good image quality; Competitively priced; Good range of features for the price; Supplied with rechargeable batteries

Lack of manual modes may frustrate some

Aug, 2003

Expert review by : PC Magazine (

Nikon Coolpix 3100


There's no mistaking the Nikon Coolpix 3100 for anything but a high-quality camera at the right price. Conventional in appearance and comfortable to use, with lots of assistance to make shooting easy and fun, the Coolpix 3100 offers basic...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : Sally Wiener Grotta (


Sep, 2003

Expert review by : Phil Askey (

Nikon Coolpix 3100 Review


Nikon introduced the Coolpix 3100 (three megapixel) and Coolpix 2100 (two megapixel) digital cameras. Although both models are based around the same body, operation and control setup there are some subtle differences. They have different lenses,...

Small well designed body with ergonomic control layout Very easy to use, simple menus and straightforward features Large number of zoom steps allows very fine adjustment Unique Framing Assist live view overlays Good build quality, solid feel Very good...

Lens soft near corners / edges at maximum aperture No AF Assist lamp (although still a good performance without it) Sometimes slow AF in low light Over saturation of magenta Halo sharpening artifacts visible around black detail Poor night exposure...

Here's my rating of the Nikon Coolpix 3100: (3 megapixel compact)

Aug, 2003

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Nikon Coolpix 3100


Intuitive menus and scene modes ; Manual white balance ; Supports external flash

Unimpressive movie mode ; Noise and red-eye in images ; No AF illuminator

Jul, 2003

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (

Nikon 3100 Camera Review - PCWorld


Though it doesn't feel as rock-solid as the equally small Canon PowerShot Digital Elph models, the Coolpix 3100 is an ounce lighter and costs significantly less. What it lacks in sophistication it makes up in ease of use, making it an ideal...

Jun, 2003

Expert review by : Denny Atkin (

Nikon Coolpix 3100 review


Nikon Coolpix 3100

Numerous shooting presets; intelligent control layout.

Relatively bulky body; short, silent, fixed-duration videos.

This is a good but not outstanding 3-megapixel compact camera with a great point-and-shoot feature set.

Jun, 2003

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The Coolpix 3100 is a compact, lightweight digital still camera with 3.2 megapixel effective image resolution and a Nikkor 3x zoom lens. It's an easy-to-use mid-range model with superior image quality that will satisfy the needs of beginners to...

Feb, 2003

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