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Nikon has given its entry-level DSLR all the features its predecessor seemed to be missing. The result is an excellent beginners camera that encourages the user to grow into it whatever their existing level of knowledge. quote


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Critic reviews

7.8
8 reviews
  • Image quality
    8.2
  • Video quality
    6.0
  • Battery life
    6.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Durability
    6.8
  • Speed (start-up time, lag)
    7.5
  • Ease of use
    9.0

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8.7
27 reviews
8.0
PC Mag Oct 15, 2011

Nikon's D3100 is an excellent entry-level digital SLR, and offers continuous autofocus during video recording for a true camcorder-like video-capture experience.

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7.0
CNET Oct 21, 2010

A very good entry-level dSLR, the Nikon D3100 delivers excellent photo quality in a body that's streamlined for experienced photographers, but relatively unintimidating for the less advanced. Its only weakness is performance; though solid, it nevertheless lags behind the competition.

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7.0
Digital Photography Review Dec 1, 2010

Nikon has given its entry-level DSLR all the features its predecessor seemed to be missing. The result is an excellent beginners camera that encourages the user to grow into it whatever their existing level of knowledge.

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8.0
Camera Labs Nov 15, 2010

But if you want what's arguably the friendliest DSLR on the market which also offers 1080p HD video, then the D3100 is your best bet. ... Ultimately the D3100 is the best DSLR for discerning beginners with a little more to spend.

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8.0
Digital Trends Oct 27, 2010

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.

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9.0
Photography Blog Nov 29, 2010

That said, the Nikon D3100 is a surprisingly well-featured and complete package for an entry-level digital SLR camera, and at the current market prices ... it also represents good value for the money.

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9.0
Santozz Santozz

This is my First DSLR and my best Camera i ever used for my hobby. I have used this camera under worst conditions like dusty,wet and very dry conditions and still this camera performs its best with any lens. I have almost taken 20k pics in past 4 years and everytime i take outdoor visit i explore...

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8.0
loustech loustech

Great camera for the price, albeit I am not crazy about the kit lens but it will do. This camera responds very well to using good glass. I picked up a 35 1.8 Nikon and the images are incredible.

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8.0
hippiefahrzeug hippiefahrzeug

very light, silent, fast, easy to use camera. the image sensor is much better than for instance a d200 (which used to be professional grade 4 years ago). NOTE that this one requires AF-S lenses for auto focus (doesn't have an in-built lens motor). If you happen to have older lenses, they will...

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9.0
piers piers

Especially for the price, this is an outstanding entry level DSLR. You can't add an external mic (from what my research has suggested) so if you're looking for a cheap DSLR to film things professionally on, this isn't for you. However, as a camera, it's great. I have mine set to the Sport mode...

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