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

Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D3000

Winner
Nikon D3100

100

Nikon D3000

66

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

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
262 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.5"
Screen size
Large screen
3"

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

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$455 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Size Larger
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Size Slightly larger
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$350 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Battery life Longer battery life
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$368 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Thickness Much thicker
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$307 - $649 body only

$355 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

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

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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 ??