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

Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P510

61

Nikon D3100

44

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

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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

$360

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$300

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$315 body only

$349 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$399 - $420 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$403 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$649 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger

discussion

Nikon Coolpix P510
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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.