Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera
Digital Camera Description
The Nikon D3100 is a Entry-Level DSLR with an APS-C sensor and a Nikon F lens mount. Its 14 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 100-3200 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 100-12800. This makes it possible to shoot hand-held in relatively low-light. With 14 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.
This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/4000 to 30s. Bulb exposures of an unspecified duration are possible with this camera. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/4000, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.
The Nikon D3100 features a 11-point Phase-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. A Real-Time Autofocus Tracking System allows focus to follow a moving subject within the frame. Manual Focus is also available.
A single control-dial on this camera makes it easy to use semi-automatic modes by adjusting the current exposure parameter directly This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. Framing on the Nikon D3100 is performed via a medium reflex optical viewfinder with 0.80X magnification and 95% coverage. This magnification is equivalent to 0.51X on a Full-Frame camera.
|Sensor||14 Megapixels CMOS||Sensor Size||24 x 16mm
|Anti-Alias Filter||Yes||Sensor Aspect||3:2 Aspect-Ratio|
|Sensitivity||ISO 100 - 3200 *Expanded range: 100-12800||Shutter-Speed||1/4000 - 30s|
|Lens Mount||Nikon F No AF-Coupling Mount||Crop Factor||1.5X|
|Filter Diameter||N / A||Focus System||11-point Phase-Detect, Assist-lamp *3D Tracking|
|Viewfinder Type||Reflex OVF||Viewfinder Size||0.80X - 95% Coverage|
|Display Attachment||Fixed||Display Size||230K Pixels 3" LCD 100% Coverage|
|Exposure Modes||P, A, T, M, B||Scene Modes||6Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Child, Macro, Sports|
|Metering||Multi-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot||Bracketing|
|Exposure Compensation||±2 EV, 1/3 EV||Flash Compensation||-3..+1 EV, 1/3 EV|
|White Balance||Auto , Presets, Custom||White Balance Tuning||2 Axis|
|Continuous Drive||3 FPS, 16 JPEG, 8 RAW *RAW Limit unknown||Self Timer||Yes *2s, 10s|
|Command Dials||1||DOF Preview||No|
|Digital Level||Tripod Mount||Yes|
|Remote Trigger||Eye-Start Sensor||No|
|Interval Timer||No||Multiple Exposure||No|
|Image Formats||JPEG RAW||Flash Ports||Hot-Shoe|
|Built-In Flash||Yes (GN 12)||Flash Sync||1/200s|
|Video Capture||1920x1080 @ 24 FPS 16:9 *1280x720 @ 24, 25 or 30 FPS||Sound Input|
|Memory||Secure Digital Extended Capacity||GPS||No|
|Battery||Lithium-Ion||Battery Life||550 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.|
|Size||124 x 96 x 75mm (W x H x D)||Weight||505g|
Recent Similar Cameras
Canon RF-Lens Info
Info on all Canon native RF-mount lenses added to the Canon EOS R5 preview.
Canon EOS R5 Preview
Preview of the Canon EOS R5 flagship Full-Frame Mirrorless with 45 MP sensor on a 5-axis stabilization system effective to 8-stops. First 8K video capable digital camera. 20 FPS electronic and 12 FPS mechanical drive.
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Review
Third-Generation OM-D that packs a 20 MP Four-Thirds CMOS on a 5-Axis Stabilization System. Fast 121-Point Phase-Detect AF, 30 FPS Continuous Drive, Cinema 4K Video and more in a weatherproof and freezeproof body. Features dual control-dials and a builtin 2.4 MP EVF with Eye-Start Sensor with 0.69X magnification and 100% coverage.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Review
20 MP Micro Four-Thirds Mirrorless with 7-Stop 5-Axis Image-Stabilization, 121-Point Phase-Detect AF 30 FPS Continuous Drive and Cinema 4K capability in a weatherproof and freezeproof body with dual control-dials and dual SDXC memory card slots.
M.Zuiko 12-45mm F/4 PRO Review
A review of the M.Zuiko 12-45mm F/4 PRO added to the Olympus Premium Lens Roundup.
Peak Design Travel Tripod Review
Review of the unique Peak Design Travel Tripod with its own ballhead and the universal ballhead adapter.
Nikon Z-Mount DX Lens Roundup
Review of Nikon Z-Mount lenses for APS-C mirrorless digital cameras. Covers all current Z-mount DX lenses available.
Nikon Z50 Review
The first Nikon APS-C mirrorless is built around a 20 MP BSI-CMOS sensor with ISO 100-204800, 209-Point Phase-Detect AF, 11 FPS Drive and 4K Video capability. Compact body with dual control-dials and 2.4 MP 0.39" EVF with 0.68X magnification, 100% coverage and an Eye-Start Sensor.
Nikon D3100 Highlights
Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm
Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI
|14 Megapixels DSLR||ISO 100-12800|
|Nikon F Mount|
|Full manual controls, including Manual Focus|
|Built-in Dust Reduction||Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning|
|3 FPS Drive, 16 Images||Spot-Metering|
|1920x1080 @ 24 FPS Video Recording||Hot-Shoe|
|3" LCD 230K Pixels||Lithium-Ion Battery|
|Secure Digital Extended Capacity|
New Cameras & Lenses
Olympus M.Zuiko 100-400mm F/5-6.3 ISStabilization & Weatherproof
Micro Four-Thirds Mount Zoom
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV20 Megapixels Mirrorless
Micro Four-Thirds Lens Mount
Sony Alpha A7S III12 Megapixels Mirrorless
Sony E Lens Mount
Venus Laowa 65mm F/2.8 2X MacroLeica L Mount Prime Lens
Venus Laowa 100mm F/2.8 2:1 Ultra-Macro APOLeica L Mount Prime Lens
Venus Laowa 15mm F/4 MacroLeica L Mount Prime Lens