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

Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D3000

Winner
Nikon D3100

100

Nikon D3000

64

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
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"
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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

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Nikon Coolpix B600

Super zoom

$425

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$314 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
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Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

Super zoom

$499 - $549

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
True resolution Much lower true resolution

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$1,095 body only

$539 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II

Boutique

$497 - $547

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a through-the-lens viewfinder
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$362 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger

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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 ??