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Nikon Coolpix 3100 3 Megapixels and Smaller
Submitted by John C a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: July 13, 2009
Strengths: Very good or editable photos on first shot most of the time.
Weaknesses: Fails without warning with the lens locked in extended position. This happened twice. The first time was in 2005 while visiting Alberta, Canada. The second time was just today visiting Eugene, Oregon. No easy fix have been reported by other users experiencing this failure. I find it not worthwhile to send it in for the second time as buying a newer model is cheaper; perhaps from a different manufacturer .... unless Nikon come clean and resolves the defect free of charge.
Very satisifactory while it worked.
Duration Product Used: 11-20 years
Price Paid: $350.00
Purchased At: Office Depot
Similar Products Used: none
Type of photography: Outdoor
Submitted by GirlCrayon a Casual
Date Reviewed: November 17, 2006
Strengths: Bright colors
Very little manual control
This is a great camera for a newbie. While it is a little bigger than many in its class, it is ergonomically shaped and fits nicely in the hand.
Colors really pop with this little guy, which is fun and visually appealing, but not necessarily true to life. A little brighter than life, actually.
The Nikon Coolpix 3100 traveled around the world with me for fourteen months, and only upon my return home to the body decide to give out.
Duration Product Used: 2-5 years
Purchased At: Circuit City
Type of photography: Other
Submitted by Gary Panther a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: June 4, 2006
Weaknesses: Stupid little plastic battery door catch. I thought that this would be the weak point of the design and it was (lasted 2 years though). I repaired it with epoxy and a re-formed paper clip. The new Nikons use a different catch.
I have owned the camera for over 3 years and have taken approximately 10,000 shots with it. I often use it for work were it has been subjected to moisture, dust, dirt, drops and temperature extremes. It has exceeded my expectations.
It is the camera that I let my children use. If they cannot destroy it.....
Duration Product Used: 21+ years
Price Paid: $300.00
Purchased At: Fred Meyer
Similar Products Used: Canon
Type of photography: Outdoor
Submitted by princessariane a Expert
Date Reviewed: January 12, 2005
Strengths: 14 shooting modes.
Variety of Flash Situations.
Interface on camera and software included with camera.
Weaknesses: After Year and a Half of owning camera, the shutter/power button broke off- this apparently is a common problem, which I discovered at the authorized Nikon dealer. I still would have bought the camera, but maybe would have saved up money for the inevitable repair of this button.
I love my digital- I bought it simply to have a new toy (a collection that already included 3 cameras of various types). It's fun, easy, takes great pictures up to 8x10 of clarity, and the manual features are rare on any digital under $1000.
Price Paid: $314.00
Purchased At: Amazon.com
Similar Products Used: I work in a photolab and have ecperience with many.
Submitted by paulbug a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: December 16, 2004
Strengths: Screen, enhancement options, user friendly(you hardly even need the manual), small and light, good battery power and life.
Weaknesses: None that I can think of
This camera is very user-friendly. I noticed that right away. I love using it, and it also has great features to enhance your photos. The camera almost takes great pics by itself.
Price Paid: $330.00
Purchased At: mwave.com
Similar Products Used: Canon S110 Powershot, Canon s230 Elph
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