Updated (February 2011): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P500 vs Nikon D3100

Nikon Coolpix P500 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P500

45

Nikon D3100

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P500.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600

Super zoom

$310

Zoom Significantly more zoom
HDR Has in-camera HDR
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$159 - $197

Aperture Wider aperture
Battery life Longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$277

Aperture Wider aperture
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$324 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Better image quality

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Jolly Samar (10:34 AM, February 21, 2012)
Please let me whether ..DLSR 3100 /5100 better than Sony HX 100V