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

Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P510

62

Nikon D3100

45

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

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
279 ms shutter lag
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing

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 B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$200 - $257

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700

Super zoom

$394 - $447

Zoom Much more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$384

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Slightly larger

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$435 body only

$389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$380 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$390 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Slightly more expensive

discussion

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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.