Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Nikon D3100

Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P510

59

Nikon D3100

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

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 P510.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$250

High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Size Smaller
Zoom Less zoom
Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$370

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$420 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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

discussion

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MtpIntros.com (7:37 PM, April 15, 2013)
The P510 is better than the D3100 in my opinion
 
Avatar for avhinav avhinav (5:03 PM, April 12, 2013)
P510 is good for d begginers
 
Avatar for Muhammad Yehia Muhammad Yehia (8:53 AM, February 09, 2013)
D3100 is better choice .
 
Gaurav Tewari (10:09 AM, October 10, 2012)
I prefer Coolpix P510
 
Debasish_das (10:52 AM, March 07, 2012)
Both are very good options.