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

Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P510

89

Nikon D3100

69

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
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

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
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Screen size
Large screen
3"

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 D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Travel zoom

$275 - $279

Size Significantly smaller
Thickness Much thinner
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$229

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Battery life Much longer battery life
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
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thicker
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Much longer battery life

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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.