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

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,522 with 55-200mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lowest price Much more expensive
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$320 body only

$397 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$1,758 with 18-105mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
True resolution Much lower true resolution

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$633 body only

$389 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Live view Has live view
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D70

Nikon D70

Pro DSLR

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$253 body only

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder
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 ??