The Nikon D3100 digital SLR is one of the newer cameras on the market. Yet it is already one of the top 10 DSLRs in the online market.
The Top 10 Digital SLR Cameras list is a group of the top models, not by the number of sales, but by the user satisfaction ratings, or popularity. Each time a buyer logs in to one of the online stores and buys a camera, they can then go back and leave feedback about their purchase.
There is a 5 start rating that gets averaged to help potential buyers decide if the particular camera has the value and reliability they are looking for.
The list is compiled by searching the online store for highest rated cameras. In order to quality, the model must have at least 30 reviews. Then the list is compiled using the highest star-rating averages.
Why is this list of interest to you?
Photographers are in love with their digital cameras. If you are one of those who needs the next best camera, you will, of course, be doing research to find out the if the camera you think will be your best bet is actually highly regarded by others.
In this case, the Nikon D3100 is on the list and it may be just the right camera for you.
If your interest is in upgrading from a point and shoot camera or from an older Nikon entry level model, the D3100 is in the correct category for your consideration.
It is an upgrade from the D3000, The Nikon developers have been keenly listening to demands from photographers about needed changes. The newest features that have been upgraded or added since the D3000 are significant.
First of all, you can now record video. And that is not just video, it is quality HD video with full time auto-focus and stereo sound. It was not available in the previous model.
There is also now one touch Live View. This is the best thing since baked bread to some folks. No doubt, it is convenient.
Other added or enhanced features include a larger, more brilliant LCD screen for better playback or live composition.
Image quality has always been a strong benefit of this line of cameras, so there is nothing to worry about there. But since this is one of the newest models, it is quite interesting that it has already received enough votes to put it on the list.