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

Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P510

54

Nikon D3100

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection

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 P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$380

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$257

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$200 - $210

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Weight Slightly lighter
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$268 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$452 body only

$397 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$349 with 18-55mm lens

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

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Showing 5 comments

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.