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

Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D3000

Winner
Placeholder

105

Placeholder

70

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
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3000

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.5"
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos

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

Placeholder

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$677 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lowest price Significantly more expensive
Placeholder

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$495 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth
Placeholder

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

Startup delay Less startup delay
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Placeholder

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Thickness Much thicker
Placeholder

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$677 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Movie format Shoots movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Thickness Much thicker
Placeholder

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$612 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Size Much larger

discussion

Placeholder
D3100
Nikon

Report a correction
Placeholder
D3000
Nikon

Report a correction

Showing 2 comments

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 ??