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Nikon D3100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4681 reviews of Nikon D3100. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and image quality. The price and performance also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the water proof and control panel. The optics and storage get mixed comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D3100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon D3100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 436 user reviews of Nikon D3100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and performance. The portability and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, portability, performance, image quality

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon D3100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 755 user reviews of Nikon D3100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and performance. The portability and price are also appreciated, but views are divided on the flash.

usability, price, portability, performance, image quality

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Nikon D3100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Nikon D3100 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People really like the image quality and battery. The focus and price are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the performance. Opinions about the reliability and shutter are different.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

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Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (trustedreviews.com)

Nikon D3100

 

Nikon upgrades the best-selling D3000 to create its most fully featured entry level model to date. Is it the most accessible, best value and best performing DSLR in its class?

In summation then, the D3100 feels solidly constructed when gripped in the palm, is fast and responsive, and is capable of some sharp and colourful results thanks to combination of sensor and supplied 18-55mm test lens and is fairly priced. As such the...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (t3.com)

Nikon D3100 review

 

The Nikon D3100 is Nikon's first DSLR to offer Full HD video and manages to be approachable and user friendly without being too dumbed down

Dec, 2011

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Nikon D3100 review

 

An entry-level DSLR with high-end HD video skills?

A very solid performer, but lacks a killer feature to make it stand out from the pack

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : William Perceval (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon D3100

 

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 sparse...

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

As a whole the D3100 is an incredibly well-specced DSLR that delivers in droves. For those looking for a first time DSLR purchase, then the other options on the market are either dated or pale in significance by comparison.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Matthew Richards (techradar.com)

Nikon D3100 review

 

Nikon's 14.2MP D3100 is a great choice for novices and those on a budget

Live View a welcome addition ; HD video capture ; Great sensor and processor ; Robust build ; Decent value for money

Not quite pro-standard build quality

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.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Nick Newell, PCWorld.com (techadvisor.co.uk)

Nikon D3100 review

 

Notable new features include 1080p HD video, and continuous autofocus in Live View and movie modes. A smart and simple design aesthetic and clear and helpful Guide Mode combine to make the Nikon D3100 an ideal camera for new DSLR users who want to...

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 beginner photographer and decent image quality. If you're primarily interested in the D3100 for its new movie making...

Feb, 2011

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Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nikon D3100 18-55VR Kit review

 

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...

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

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Nikon D3100 review

 

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 the...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (techworld.com)

Nikon D3100 review

 

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 you to...

While the D3100 is designed to be easy to use and to actually teach the user a little bit about how to use a digital SLR camera, we feel that the interface could stand to be a little better. In particular, the scene modes on the mode dial are only...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Digital Arts (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

Nikon D3100 review

 

Falling into line just above Nikon's other entry-level Nikon D3000 DSLR, the Nikon D3100 has some fresh features that make it a very attractive DSLR option for photographers who are starting out.

Shoots HD video; Autofocus in movie and live view modes; Good image quality for the price; Intuitive controls and guide menu for beginners; Good low light abilites

Autofocus makes noise in movie mode; Fixed LCD screen; No exposure bracketing

Feb, 2011

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