Nikon D3100 £280, $399 (with 18-55mm lens)
Nikon’s cheapest D-SLR is now nearly four years old, and has been superseded by the D3200 and D3300.
The D3100’s continuous shooting speed was adequate at the time for a beginner’s camera but now looks slow.
14.2 megapixel DX sensor
Nikon’s 14.2-megapixel DX sensor was soon replaced by the superior 16.2-megapixel sensor in the D5100.
ISO100-3200, expandable to ISO12800
The ISO range is limited by today’s standards, but the D3100 can still deliver good results in poor light.