Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera

14 Megapixels14 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexContinuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

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 19" x 12" 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.

Nikon D3100

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.

Model Specifications

BrandNikon ModelD3100
Sensor 14 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 24 x 16mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 3:2 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization None Dust-ReductionYes
Sensitivity ISO 100 - 3200 *Expanded range: 100-12800 Shutter-Speed 1/4000 - 30s
Lens MountNikon F No AF-Coupling MountCrop Factor1.5X
Filter DiameterN / 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 ModesP, A, T, M, B Scene Modes6Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Child, Macro, Sports
MeteringMulti-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
Protection Dust Reduction Yes
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR No Orientation Sensor Yes
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
Video Format H.264 WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital Extended Capacity GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 550 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2010-08-19, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 124 x 96 x 75mm (W x H x D) Weight 505g

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Nikon D3100 Highlights


SLR digital camera

Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm

APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

14 Megapixels DSLRISO 100-12800
Nikon F Mount
1.5X FLM
Shutter 1/4000-30s
95% Coverage
Medium Viewfinder
Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
Built-in Dust ReductionCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
3 FPS Drive, 16 ImagesSpot-Metering
1920x1080 @ 24 FPS Video RecordingHot-Shoe
3" LCD 230K PixelsLithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital Extended Capacity
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