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      Key Features

      14.2 Megapixel DX-format CMOS Image Sensor delivers beautiful photographs and prints well beyond 20 x 30 inches.
      Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound lets you record cinematic-quality movies in Full 1080p HD format (1920 x 1080 pixels).
      Easy-To-Use—Featuring Nikon’s Guide Mode with intuitive controls and on-board assistance helping you take better pictures every step of the way.
      Fast 11-point Autofocus System delivers razor-sharp pictures.
      3-in. monitor with One-Touch Live View shooting and movie capture.
      Built-in HDMI port lets you connect directly to your HDTV using an optional HDMI cable
      Control Image and Movie Playback with most HDTV remote controls
      6 Automatic Exposure Scene Modes Just set the Mode dial to Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up or Night Portrait for stunning results in otherwise challenging conditions.
      Picture Control lets you choose from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, or Landscape to apply a personal look and feel to your pictures.
      Built-in pop-up flash for those times when there isn’t enough light

      Includes 3x 18-55mm Zoom-NIKKOR VR Image Stabilization Lens with legendary NIKKOR optical quality and fast, accurate autofocus for vivid color, striking contrast and crisp detail and VR image stabilization to ensure the sharpest hand-held pictures and movies.
      Compact and Lightweight Design Beautifully styled—Ready to go wherever life takes you.
      Split-second Shutter Response eliminates the frustration of shutter delay, capturing moments that other cameras miss.
      ISO sensitivity 100-3200, expandable to ISO 12800 equivalent delivers exceptional results, even in the most challenging low-light situations.
      Scene Auto Selector lets the D3100 decide the best mode to match the shooting situation when using Live View.
      EXPEED 2 Nikon’s new image processing engine assures breathtakingly rich image quality, managing color, contrast, exposure, noise and speed.
      Scene Recognition System in Live View automatically optimizes exposure, autofocus, and white balance, allowing you to obtain beautiful photos without the hassle of making complicated camera adjustments yourself.
      Active D-Lighting restores picture-enhancing detail in shadows and highlights.
      Automatic Image Sensor Cleaning uses an ultrasonic process and exclusive Airflow Control combats the accumulation of dust in front of the image sensor, safeguarding image quality shot after shot.
      In-camera Image Editing allows creative freedom, without the need for a computer, offering easy editing functions.

      Price (when new)
      Year Introduced
      Lens Mount
      Nikon F bayonet mount
      Picture Angle
      Effective picture angle 1.5x (Approx.) conversion factor (Nikon DX format)
      Effective Pixels
      14.2 million
      Total Pixels
      14.8 million
      Sensor Size
      23.1 x 15.4mm
      Sensor Type
      Sensor Format
      Dust-Off Reference Photo
      Image Area
      (L) 4608 x 3072
      (M) 3456 x 2304
      (S) 2304 x 1536
      File Format
      Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW), JPEG: JPEG-baseline-compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality
      Picture Control
      Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape
      Storage Media
      SD, SDHC
      Card Slot
      1 Secure Digital (SD)
      File System
      Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), EXIF 2.21 (Exchangeable Image File Foramt for Digital Still Cameras
      Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
      Viewfinder Frame Coverage
      95% horizontal, 95% verticalApprox.
      Viewfinder Magnification
      0.80x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity; -1.0m⁻¹) Approx.
      Viewfinder Eyepoint
      18mm (-1.0m⁻¹)
      Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment
      18mm (-1.0m⁻¹)
      Focusing Screen
      BriteView Clear Matte Mark VI screen - Type B
      Interchangeable Focusing Screens
      Reflex Mirror
      Quick-return type
      Depth-of-field Control
      Compatible Lenses
      AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
      AF-S, AF-I: All functions supported
      Non-CPU: Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
      IX Nikkor lenses cannot be used
      Electronic Rangefinder usable with lens with maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster
      Type G or D AF NIKKOR not equipped with an autofocus motor: All functions supported except autofocus
      AF-NIKKOR for F3AF not supported
      Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D color matrix metering II
      Type D PC NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and some shooting modes.
      Shutter Type
      Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
      Fastest Shutter Speed
      1/4000 sec. in steps of 1/3 EV
      Slowest Shutter Speed
      30 sec. in steps of 1/3
      1 EV
      Flash Sync Speed
      Up to 1/200 sec.
      Bulb Shutter Setting
      Shutter Release (Shooting) Modes
      Single-frame [S] mode, Continuous Frame Shooting, Self-timer mode, Quiet shutter-release
      Top Continuous Shooting Speed (FPS)
      2 sec.
      Exposure Metering System
      TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
      Metering Range
      0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20°C/68°F)
      2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens at 20°C/68°F)
      Exposure Meter Coupling
      Exposure Modes
      Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P), Shutter-Priority Auto (S), Aperture-Priority Auto (A), Manual (M), Auto
      Exposure Compensation
      ±5 EV in increments of 1/3EV
      Exposure Bracketing
      Exposure Lock
      Mirror Lock Up
      Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity
      Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity
      Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity
      Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options
      1 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 6400 equivalent)
      2 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 12800 equivalent) Approx.
      Auto ISO sensitivity control available
      Long Exposure Noise Reduction
      Single-point AF Mode
      Dynamic AF Mode
      Auto-area AF Mode
      Autofocus System
      Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
      Focus Lock
      Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
      Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
      Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
      Autofocus Fine Tune
      Built-in Flash
      Flash Control
      i-TTL Balanced fill-flash, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR
      Flash Sync Modes
      Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction
      Auto slow sync
      Slow sync and slow sync with red-eye reduction available with optional flash units
      Flash Compensation
      -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
      Flash Sync Terminal
      White Balance
      Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Sun, Shade, Preset, Fine Tune by Kelvin color temperature setting
      Live View Shooting
      Monitor Size (inch diagonal)
      Monitor Resolution (dots)
      Monitor Type
      Playback Functions
      Full frame, Calendar, Thumbnail (4, 9, 16 or 72 segments), Zoom, Movie Playback, Slideshow, Histogram display, Auto image rotation, Highlight point display
      Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator
      In-Camera Image Editing
      Trim, D-Lighting, Color Balance, Image Overlay, Filter Effects, Distortion Control, Small Pic, Monochrome, Red-eye Correction, NEF (RAW) Processing, Quick retouch, Straighten, Fisheye, Small picture, Miniature Effect, Before and After, Perspective Control, Color Outline
      Image Comment
      Voice Memo Function
      Hi-speed USB, NTSC, PAL, HDMI
      GP-1 GPS unit
      Save/Load Camera settings
      My Menu
      Recent Settings
      Daylight Savings Time Settings
      World Time Setting
      Battery Type
      EN-EL4 Lithium-ion Battery
      Battery Life (shots per charge)
      550 shots (CIPA)
      AC Adapter
      Tripod Socket
      ¼ in. (ISO1222)
      Dimensions (mm)
      Dimensions (inch)
      4.9 in.
      Weight (grams)
      Weight (lbs)
      16 oz
      Supplied Accessories
      * EN-EL14 Battery
      * MH-24 Battery Charger
      * DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
      * DK-20 Rubber Eyecap
      * AN-DC3 Camera Strap
      * BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
      * BF-1B Body Cap
      * ViewNX 2 CD-ROM

    Review of Product: D3100
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      Re: D3100

      I moved from a D40x to the D3100. I am pleased with the improvement in camera and lens.

      A self-proclaimed "pro" on this site once told me that my photos were nothing more than mere snapshots. I totally agree; they were never meant to be anything more.

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