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

Nikon Coolpix P500 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P500

56

Nikon D3100

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
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
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos

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 B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$195 - $257

Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100

Super zoom

$599

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Slightly smaller
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$300

Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$340 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$420 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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Nikon Coolpix P500
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Jolly Samar (10:34 AM, February 21, 2012)
Please let me whether ..DLSR 3100 /5100 better than Sony HX 100V