Nikon D3100 Digital Camera Review

We've shot with the Nikon D3100, and run it through our full battery of tests for photo and video quality.

$699.00 MSRP


The Nikon D3100 represents the entry point for Nikon's current DSLR lineup, featuring a 10-megapixel CMOS sensor, 2.8fps shooting, and beginner-friendly features such as Nikon's "guide" mode. The D3100 is aimed squarely at those looking to just get into interchangeable lens cameras, but offers the kind of image quality and affordable price point that will likely give even more advanced users pause when considering their next camera.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Product Tour
  4. Hardware
  5. Photo Gallery
  6. Sharpness
  7. Color
  8. Noise Reduction
  9. Dynamic Range
  10. Low Light
  11. Distortion
  12. Video
  13. Usability
  14. Ease of Use
  15. Handling
  16. Controls
  17. Speed
  18. Features
  19. Extras
  20. Video Features
  21. Conclusion