- Image quality No comments
- Video quality No comments
- Battery life No comments
- Design and form factor No comments
- Durability No comments
- Speed (start-up time, lag) No comments
- Ease of use No comments
Moreover, the fulltime video AF is a joke. Taking video using the D3100 is convoluted and necessitates MF, as any attempts at AF almost always focus on the wrong things. Lack of a mic input accentuates the AF problem, since the AF motors on most lenses generate a considerable amount of noise—all of which beautifully overlays your videos.
I've never had any problems with battery life. I always keep a spare battery when I go out on shoots, but I can usually shoot several hours before having to switch. Since I typically use my camera only briefly every day for photojournalism during the school year, this means I have to swap batteries once a week, maybe less.
In the end, I probably wouldn't buy the D3100 again. It's an alright camera for beginners, but the quirks with autofocus and light metering make it a nuisance to use.
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