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Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

A 14MP DX format camera. Outdated by todays standards but still in the catalog

Product Photos

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Purchase Link: Buy Now at B&H Photo!
List Price (USA): $549
In Production: Yes
Launch Date: August 2010
Successor: Nikon D3200
Predecessor: Nikon D3000
Megapixels: 14.2
Format: DX (APS-C)
Sensor Type: CMOS
Max. Resolution (pixels): 4608 x 3072
Low-Pass Filter: Yes
Sensor Dimensions (mm): 23.1 x 15.4
Min. ISO: 100
Max. ISO: 3200
Expanded ISO Range: 100-12800
ISO Adjustment Steps: 1EV
Still File Formats: JPEG, 12-bit RAW, RAW+
Dust Removal Support: Yes
Shooting Modes: Full Auto, Program (P), Aperture Priority (A), Shutter Priority (S), Manual (M), Auto (No Flash), Scene
Additional Features: In-Camera Retouching, Custom Picture Control, Active-D Lighting
Processor: EXPEED 2
Minimum Shutter Speed (s): 30
Maximum Shutter Speed (s): 1/4000
Shutter Life (actuations): 100,000
Max. Burst (FPS): 3
JPEG Buffer Size: 24
RAW Buffer Size: 9
Release Modes: Single-Frame, Continuous, Quiet Shutter, Self-Timer
LCD Screen Size ("): 3.0
LCD Screen Resolution (dots): 230,000
Electronic Level/Horizon: No
Live View Mode: Yes
Viewfinder Type: Pentamirror
Viewfinder Magnification (x): 0.8
Viewfinder Frame Coverage (%): 95
Metering Sensor: 420 RGB sensor
Auto Metering Modes: Matrix, Center-Weighted, Spot
Meter Operating Range (EV): 0 to 20
Exposure Compensation Range (EV): -5 to 5
Exposure Compensation Steps: 1/3EV
White Balance Modes: Auto, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Daylight, Shade, Incandescent, Manual Color Temperature
Primary AF Type: Phase Detect Autofocus
AF Sensor: Multi-CAM 1000
AF Modes: Single-Servo AF, Continuous AF
AF Points: 11
Minimum Required Aperture: F5.6
AF Operating Range (EV): -1 to 19
Screwdrive AF Support: No
Live View Autofocus: Contrast Detect
Face Detection Support: Yes
Movie Mode: Yes
Movie File Formats: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Built-In Microphone: Mono
External Microphone: No
Video Framerates (Size/FPS): 1080p/24, 720p/24, 720p/25, 720p/30
Video Autofocus: N/A
Manual Video Controls: Exposure Compensation
Maximum Video Lenth (min): 10
Built-In Flash: Yes
Flash Sync Speed (s): 1/200
Flash Compensation Range (EV): -3 to 1
Supported Flash Modes: Red-Eye Reduction, Slow-Speed Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync
Hotshoe: Yes
Mount Type: Nikon F Mount
Number of Media Slots: 1
Compatible Card Types: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Width (mm): 124.5
Height (mm): 96.5
Depth (mm): 74
Weight (g): 455
Connectivity: Universal Hotshoe, USB 2, Mini HDMI
Battery Grip: No
Battery Model: EN-EL14
Battery Life (Frames): 550
Power Adapter Support: Yes
Weather Sealing: No
Included 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
Available Colors: Black
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1 Review

As a complete novice i chose to purchase the D3100 in part because of the in built guide program, although quite useful i soon ignored this and started to teach myself. have to say for an entry level camera i am really impressed with the results I am achieving even with the supplied kit lens, I have progressed to looking for better glass and am considering a 35mm prime. I have learnt so much already with this delightful camera and apart from the lack of bracketing function it pretty much does everything i need. Good buy for the money.