Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Nikon D3100

Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L810

48

Nikon D3100

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L810.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$241

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$199 - $257

Zoom More zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Larger
Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000

Entry-level DSLR

$638 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$487 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support
Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000

Entry-level DSLR

$303 body only

$725 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Screen size Smaller screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$390 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Slightly larger

discussion

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salahedd (9:45 PM, March 08, 2015)
it's bizzare that the d3100 is cheaper when they are new but when i searched of used cams for sale i found that l810 is cheaper ???? 0-o justification plzzz
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:59 PM, July 23, 2012)
You are totally right, and yet some people want to see these types of comparisons, so we provide them. We also state above "
This recommendation, however, should be taken with a grain of salt since it doesn't always make sense to compare a super zoom with a entry-level DSLR." 
 
Aveek Bhowmik (9:49 PM, July 22, 2012)
I find there is no justification in comparing a DSLR and a bridge camera(its a super zoom though, no viewfinder). The sensor size is the key factor; and L810 does not even come closer. The zoom range is fixed in L810; whereas in DSLR one can get innumerable options with different range. This sort of comparison puzzles a potential buyer.