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Posted by wetceal on April 15, 2003 at 00:57:48:
In Reply to: Anyone Use a Nikon Coolpix 3100.......(more) posted by OneTwoManyHerps on April 14, 2003 at 11:49:40:
I just got this camera about two to three weeks ago. Besides the Nikon CP3100, I also have a Nikon D100 which I generally use for most of my high end stuff. I got the CP3100 because I wanted something that was light and small that I could carry around with me easier than my D100.
The CP3100 is a good camera in my opinion but like what was mentioned already, it really depends on what you are looking for in a digital camera. I like it but I purchased it knowing what I wanted which was basically just something small. I would have waited for the Nikon SQ because I really like the swiveling lens feature many of the Nikons have (CP900 series and the CP4500). When the SQ comes out, I may sell my 3100 and get that one.
I like how light and easy to handle the camera is. Another thing I like about it is the flash. I think the flash on the camera works well and doesn't give a too "washed out" look. It also has an okay zoom. One of my biggest pet peeves with the camera however is how slow it is. It takes a while for the picture to save and for you to be able to take another picture. It may be that I'm just used to how fast I can go with my D100 but it does take several seconds for the photos to be saved before you are able to take another photo. It also drains batteries like crazy so rechargeable batteries are a must.
Overall though, I feel that the CP3100 gets the job done and is a good little camera for what I want it for. I have a few pictures that I took with this camera that I'm posting so hopefully they'll give you an idea of what this camera can do. Keep in mind that the reptile photos are just pictures that I snapped in a rush.
Feel free to email me if you have any other questions about the camera and I'll try to answer them!