Updated (August 2010): Compare the Nikon D3000 vs Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D3000

Winner
Nikon D3100

53

Nikon D3000

35

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3000

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.5"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3000.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

competitors

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$452 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$268 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$349 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Thickness Thicker

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$452 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$349 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Thickness Much thicker
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$339 body only

$290 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Screen size Much smaller screen

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Avatar for Omer Irfan Omer Irfan (4:08 PM, August 29, 2013)
D3000 is good ..
 
Avatar for Ahmed Mamdouh Ahmed Mamdouh (8:50 AM, December 22, 2012)
hi .. i m ahmed
its my first time to get a DSLR camera .. and i wanna choose one of them
my use for camera just for personal use ... i am not a professional photographer
so may u advice me which to buy D3100 or D3000 or a ordinary digital camera ??