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Nikon D3100

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The Nikon D3100 digital SLR camera speaks to the growing ranks of enthusiastic D-SLR users and aspiring photographers by providing an easy-to-use and ...

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Excellent

“Not just for the "newbies"”

published 18/06/2015

ProVery similar to the more expensive D3200 but half ...

ConsOnly 14 megapixels - is that a problem for you?

The Nikon D3100 was aimed firmly at beginners when it was launched in 2010. It offers a range of “high end” features in what is a relatively simple to use package. As well as a 14 megapixel sensor it can record in HD video with sound, 11 point focusing, auto and manual exposure, but perhaps most...

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Excellent

“What an SLR”

published 17/05/2011

Prothe features, ease of use

Consexpensive in my mind - but not relative to its pee...

Nikon D3100 Review Firstly I would like to say that I am not a camera expert and that this review is based entirely upon my own experience of this camera rather than an extensive knowledge of photography and cameras. Unfortunately my knowledge of cameras is fairly limited. This review would...

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Excellent

ProLight and easy to use

Conssome buttons not well placed

Nikon D3100 SLR digital camera~~Basics~~We have owned this camera for about 1 year and have been more than happy with the ease of use, picture quality and general durability. The camera came with a rechargeable battery pack and holds its charge for 4 to 5 hours of constant use. The USB, HDMI and...

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Excellent

ProHigh Resolution, Guide Mode, Range of different ca...

ConsNo 'quick' ISO control, Cost

OVERVIEW In my opinion, a very good beginners DSLR camera which comes with many features. With 14.2 megapixels, a high quality output can be achieved. Although this camera provides all the features expected of a DSLR camera, it is fairly light for its size which means that it is not heavy to...

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Excellent

“Great SLR for the Money”

published 14/08/2011

ProEasy to use, Ergonomic

ConsYou need to buy a lens

I got my Nikon D3100 about a 6 months ago and I have been pretty happy since. I was looking to move into more advanced cameras and what I saw was that this SLR was the beginner camera. What I found most helpful as a beginner was the guide feature that this camera has. It has a step by step guide...

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Excellent

ProPicture quality, Professional, helpful features, D...

ConsNo knew visual design features except the video fu...

NIKON D3100 - THE CAMERA THAT TEACHES YOU HOW I got my first DSLR camera in December, at first i was adamant i was going to get a canon, this is because the rest of my family own them and they are what i am used to and comfortable with. In Jessops (it closed a week later!) a man fronting the...

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Excellent

ProThe price, good photo quality, choice of lenses av...

ConsNo image stabilization system

From the very first minutes I liked this camera. Lightweight, relatively small, easy to use. It has digital camera modes such as: no flash, daylight, nature, macro, children, etc. or Auto. You can also find a manual control. Relatively long battery life is one of the advantages of this camera. It...

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Excellent

“Nikon D3100 Entry level DSLR”

published 14/09/2011

Procheap, quality images, lightweight.

Consno external mic slot.

When I first tried the Nikon D3100, I was happy with its size and weight. I am not an expert but i do love photography and having lived with Point and shoot all my life, i finally decided I have to have DSLR. The kit came with a 18-55mm AF-S Nikkor lens. What i love about the kit it is that it...

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Excellent

“Perfect for every picture.”

published 16/05/2011

ProInstruction manual which tells you everythihg you ...

Consheavy

I LOVE my Nikon D3100. I have had a few small cameras for various birthdays and Christmas presents but the Nikon D3100 was definitely, without a doubt my favorite piece of camera equipment. The flash is perfect for out door, indoor and in the dark uses. This give pictures great effect and tends...

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“Best starter-level product”

published 13/08/2013

Proreally light and you can really get impressed from...

Conshas a bad back-screen and is unsatisfying for a pr...

First of all, I am using Nikon D3100 for 2 years and i am still really happy by its results. First thing i would like to say is that Nikon D3100 has 14.2 Megapixels. it has a better image quality than any other starter-level products. it can shoot 1080p resolution video with 24fps and has the...

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Excellent

“Awsome Nikon D3100 camera”

published 22/08/2015

Proit has better resolution, better picture quality a...

Consnon

i think Nikon D3100 camera is an excellent camera for all persons interesting in taking quality beautiful digital pictures. i also recommend this camera for those who love taking pictures as hobby and upcoming or will be professional photographer. The camera comes with a 18-55mm Len range, it is...

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Excellent

“Great for newbies”

published 23/10/2012

Proease of use

ConsNo auto focus motor built into the camera so limit...

I brought this camera knowing nothing about taking pictures. I think I have only ever owned one other camera in my life and that was about 15 years ago. The guide modes on the camera teach you most things you need to know and the picures you can start to take fairly quickly are great. I have had...

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Product Information : Nikon D3100

Manufacturer's product description

The Nikon D3100 digital SLR camera speaks to the growing ranks of enthusiastic D-SLR users and aspiring photographers by providing an easy-to-use and affordable entrance to the world of Nikon D-SLR's. The 14.2-megapixel D3100 has powerful features, such as the enhanced Guide Mode that makes it easy to unleash creative potential and capture memories with still images and full HD video. Like having a personal photo tutor at your fingertips, this unique feature provides a simple graphical interface on the camera's LCD that guides users by suggesting and/or adjusting camera settings to achieve the desired end result images. The D3100 is also the world's first D-SLR to introduce full time auto focus (AF) in Live View and D-Movie mode to effortlessly achieve the critical focus needed when shooting Full HD 1080p video. Packed into the compact and lightweight body of the D3100 camera is a host of advanced Nikon technologies, such as the EXPEED 2 image processing engine. EXPEED 2 in conjunction with Nikon's 14.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor is the driving force behind the enhanced performance and rich image quality. Ready to go wherever life leads, the D3100 features split-second shutter response and a blazing fast 11-point AF system to help ensure tack-sharp images. For shooting in challenging lighting conditions, ISO 3200 (expandable to 12,800) enables versatility in environments such as indoors or in the evening hours.

Product Details

Product Description: Nikon D3100 - digital camera - body only, Nikon D3100 - digital camera AF-S VR DX 18-55mm lens, Nikon D3100 - digital camera AF-S DX 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses, Nikon D3100 - digital camera AF-S DX 18-55mm and 55-200mm VR lenses, Nikon D3100 - digital camera AF-S DX 18-55mm and 55-300mm VR lenses, Nikon D3100 - digital camera AF-S DX 18-55mm lens, Nikon D3100 - digital camera AF-S DX 18-105mm lens, Nikon D3100 - digital camera, Nikon Coolpix D3100 - digital camera AF-S VR DX 18-55mm lens

Product Type: Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode, movie recording

Lens Included: Body only, AF-S VR DX 18-55mm lens, AF-S DX 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses, AF-S DX 18-55mm and 55-200mm VR lenses, AF-S DX 18-55mm and 55-300mm VR lenses, AF-S DX 18-55mm lens, AF-S DX 18-105mm lens

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Image Processor: EXPEED 2

Sensor Resolution: 14.2 Megapixel

Max Video Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Viewfinder: Optical - eye-level penta-dach mirror, Optical - eye-level mirror pentaprism

Display: LCD display - 3"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ), 1 x Nikon EN-EL14 Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio, HDMI

Microsoft Certification: Compatible with Windows 7

Dimensions (WxDxH): 12.4 cm x 7.5 cm x 9.6 cm, 12.4 cm x 7.45 cm x 9.6 cm

Weight: 455 g, 0.5 kg

Lens System: 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR, 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G ED II Nikon AF-S DX, 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 Nikon AF-S DX VR, 5.8 x zoom lens - 18 - 105 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX ED VR, 3.1 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G ED II Nikon AF-S DX

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 28 cm, 45 cm

Image Stabiliser: Optical

Lens System (2nd): 3.6 x zoom lens - 55 - 200 mm - f/4.0-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR, 3.6 x zoom lens - 55 - 200 mm - f/4.0-5.6 G ED Nikon AF-S DX, 5.5 x zoom lens - 55 - 300 mm - f/4.5-5.6

Manufacturer: Nikon

Optical Sensor / Optical Sensor Type: CCD

LCD Display Size: 3

Flash Memory / Form Factor: SD/SDHC Memory Card

Optical Sensor / Sensor Resolution: 10.2

Long Name: D3100

Colour: Black, Red

General

MPN: VBA280AB, VBA280K001-8GBTP330BAG, 25472, VBA280K003, VBA280KU01, VBA280K001, VBA280K004, 9798, D3100 18-55 VR, VBA280AE, D3100 18 55mm Kit, VBA280K005, 418582, D310018-55VR-KIT1, VBA280SU04, VBA280K002, D3100+18-55VR+55/200VR, D3100, VBA280K006, 999D3100N4, NIK1247, NIK1272, D310018-55VR-KIT3, NIK1811

Product Type: Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode, movie recording

Lens Included: Body only, AF-S VR DX 18-55mm lens, AF-S DX 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses, AF-S DX 18-55mm and 55-200mm VR lenses, AF-S DX 18-55mm and 55-300mm VR lenses, AF-S DX 18-55mm lens, AF-S DX 18-105mm lens

Sensor Resolution: 14.2 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CMOS

Total Pixels: 14,800,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 14,200,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 15.4 x 23.1mm

Field of View Crop Factor: 1.5

Sensor Dust Reduction: Yes

Sensor Features: Air flow control system, Self Cleaning Sensor Unit

Image Processor: EXPEED 2

Auto Focus: TTL contrast and phase detection

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 11

Digital Video Format: MOV

Image Recording Format: JPEG, RAW + JPEG, NEF (RAW)

Max Video Resolution: 1920 x 1080

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio, HDMI

Optical Zoom: 3 x, 5.8 x, 3.1 x

Image Stabiliser: Optical

Face Detection: Face-priority AF function

Enclosure Colour: Black, Red

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 6400, ISO auto, ISO 100-3200, ISO 12800

Exposure Metering: Centre-weighted, spot, 3D colour matrix II

Exposure Metering Zones: 420

Exposure Modes: Programme, bulb, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority, i-TTL program flash

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, close-up, night portrait, Children, sports mode

Special Effects: Neutral, Vivid, monochrome, landscape, portrait

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Incandescent, fluorescent, cloudy, sunlight, Flash, shade

Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 30 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±5 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

X-sync Speed: 1/200sec

Exposure Range: EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )

Lens System

Lens System Mounting: Nikon F

Type: 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR, 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G ED II Nikon AF-S DX, 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 Nikon AF-S DX VR, 5.8 x zoom lens - 18 - 105 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX ED VR, 3.1 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G ED II Nikon AF-S DX

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 27 - 82.5mm, 27 - 157.5mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 28 cm, 45 cm

Max View Angle: 76 degree(s)

Zoom Adjustment: Manual

Lens Construction: 8 groups / 11 elements, 5 groups / 7 elements, 11 groups / 15 elements

Filter Size: 52 mm, 67 mm

Features: Silent Wave Motor (SWM), aspherical lens, VR (Vibration Reduction)

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Guide Number (m / ISO 100): 12, 13

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Features: AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation, wireless off-camera control

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 3 frames per second

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Flash Terminal: Hot shoe

Additional Features: Direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, date/time stamp, DPOF support, display brightness control, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, PictBridge support, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, in-camera red-eye removal, cropping an image, GPS ready, LCD live view mode, face-priority AF function, highlight point display, Active D-Lighting technology, 1080p Full HD movie recording, face detection, built-in help guide, Scene Recognition System (SRS), Exif Print support, in-camera RAW processing, text input to Exif header

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Optical - eye-level penta-dach mirror, Optical - eye-level mirror pentaprism

Field Coverage: 95%

Magnification: 0.8x

Dioptric Correction Range: -1.7 to +0.5

Display

Type: 3" LCD display

Resolution: 230,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode: Mono

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x HDMI output ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Software

Software: Nikon ViewNX 2, Nikon ViewNX 2, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Nikon ViewNX 2

System Requirements for PC Connection

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Miscellaneous

Compatible with Windows 7: "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.

Included Accessories: Eyepiece cover, battery charger, body cap, neck strap, eyecup, shoe cap

Battery

Battery Type: Nikon EN-EL14

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ), 1 x Nikon EN-EL14 Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Battery Life Details: Photo shooting - 550 shots

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Supported Memory Cards: SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Image Storage: 4608 x 3072 ¦ 3456 x 2304 ¦ 2304 x 1536

Video Capture: MOV - 1920 x 1080 - 24 fps ¦ MOV - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps ¦ MOV - 1280 x 720 - 25 fps ¦ MOV - 1280 x 720 - 24 fps ¦ MOV - 640 x 424 - 24 fps

Included Memory Card: 8 GB SDHC, 4 GB SDHC

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 12.4 cm

Depth: 7.5 cm, 7.45 cm

Height: 9.6 cm

Weight: 455 g, 0.5 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 0 - 85%, 0 - 85% (non-condensing)

Lens System (2nd)

Features: ED glass, Silent Wave Motor (SWM), aspherical lens

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 82.5 - 300mm, 82.5 - 450mm

Lens Construction: 11 groups / 15 elements, 11 groups / 17 elements

Type: 3.6 x zoom lens - 55 - 200 mm - f/4.0-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR, 3.6 x zoom lens - 55 - 200 mm - f/4.0-5.6 G ED Nikon AF-S DX, 5.5 x zoom lens - 55 - 300 mm - f/4.5-5.6

Filter Size: 52 mm, 58 mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 1.1 m, 95 cm, 1.4 m

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