|Battery Type||Alkaline or Rechargeable|
Written on: 10/02/2011
I bought the NIKON COOLPIX 3100 New SIX YEARS ago exactly and my friend also purchased the same digital camera. Since then i have used the camera extensively in all aspects and found it very versatile to use and manage the systems - basically a neat item to add with my other four cameras. However my friend and i are very frustrated with the Battery element we experience the same problem even with careful charging - i now have FOUR sets of batteries AND a new charger (4 cell)! Going on a... (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2008
After 18 months the tiny piece of plastic which holds the battery compartment closed broke on my Nikon Coolpix 3100. I returned it to Nikon who told me that they were confident with the design and build quality and that "indeed, the return percentage rate on this model supports our view" - I had to pay £30 to get it fixed. Two years later It broke again. I wrote to Nikon again to complain, they are still adamant there is no fault with the design.
My battery compartment is now held shut with... (read more)
Written on: 08/07/2008
I paid almost 200 dollars for this camera when it first came out years ago. Of course, this camera is much less money to purchase now. I have certainly gotten my moneys worth out of this camera. (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2004 by Rusty67 (3 reviews written)
Overall a good little camera for it's price that is dead easy to use and has some useful functions like portrait mode and group photo mode.
Unfotunately the batterys supplied are just not man enough for the job and to get any reasonable battery life you need to buy some higher charge rechargeable batterys.
Picture Quality is reasonable, but I have seen better.
Overall worth considering for a budget Digital. (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2004 by Mehmet A (1 review written)
I have been using a Nikon Coolpix 3100 for about 6 months now and I am very happy with it. I bought the camera from the official Nikon shop when there was a great deal of giving 128mb CF card free of charge. The photos taken with the camera are always superb under almost all conditions. It only shows some deficiency under low-light conditions. (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2004 by Barronred (2 reviews written)
Nikon Coolpix 3100 - After charging the batteries twice, the nib securing the battery-compartment door snapped off. When I returned it to the high street department store I bought it from, they agreed the same had happened to their demonstration model & agreed to exchange. Great cameras, let down by simple weakness. (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2004 by Rich72 (3 reviews written)
Had my Coolpix 3100 for about 2 months now and am as happy with it now as when I bought it. For the price range and size I don't think there is a better camera out there, the picture quality is fantastic in daylight conditions and very good in artificial light which is where a lot of other digital camera's have problems. The manual settings give you enough options to make the camera feel like; more than just a point and shoot, and the scene modes give satisfying results so be willing to... (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2004 by rian88 (1 review written)
The Nikon Coolpix 3100 is a fantastic little digital camera for it's price range although me and one of my friends have found that the batteries run low really fast and this becomes quite annoying when you need to take that picture you have always wanted. (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2004 by David Castle (2 reviews written)
Overall, the Nikon Coolpix 3100 is an excellent small digital camera that takes good photos in "normal" conditions. A pure point-and-shoot so don't expect too much.
All functions accessible by menus. This is a real pain; and difficult to remember where everything is.
Default is flash on auto and must be turned off in dark conditions.
Camera so small it is difficult not to tilt the camera when taking photos.
In dark conditions, the camera under-exposes the pictures so one must manually... (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2004 by jerrae (1 review written)
This Nikon Coolpix 3100 is a very fragile digital camera. I had it in my pocket & picked up my son. I heard a pop. The LCD was cracked. The manufacture would not cover this under warranty & repair costs were going to be nearly as much as the original purchase price. (read more)