Nikon D3100

The Nikon D3100 is a starter Digital SLR. It has a 12 megapixels sensor. Compared with more advanced Digital SLRs the D3100 is a smaller, more lightweight model.

This type of Digital SLR is a good choice if you are relatively new to this type of camera and if you are looking to improve your knowledge of photography. Nikon have built a helpful guide into the D3100. This can point you in the right direction if you get stuck from time to time.

There are a full set of manual controls to get your teeth into. These include aperture priority and shutter priority. If you do not feel quite ready to tackle those controls there are also 6 simple scene modes you can choose from. These are Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up or Night Portrait.

The LCD screen is 3 inches in size. This offers live view for you to compose your images. There is also a viewfinder you can use.

Other features include an 11 point Auto Focus system. For when the light gets low the ISO range is ISO 100 – 3200. This can be expanded up to 12,800. Editing functions are also available to you to enhance pictures you have already taken without the need to revert to your computer.

Additionally the D3100 also has an advanced movie mode. It is capable of capturing full High Definition movies with a resolution of 1080p.

If this is your first Digital SLR, to help get you up and running you can buy the D3100 in kit form. When buying in kit form the camera comes with a wide angle lens with a focal length equivalent to 18 – 55mm in 35mm format.


Nikon D3100


Camera Type: Digital SLR

14 Megapixels

Dimensions: 124.46 x 96.52 x 73.66mm

Weight: 455g

Memory Card: SD/SDHC/SDXC

Nikon D3100 Details

Style

Digital SLR

Megapixels

14

LCD Screen

3

MemoryCards

SD/SDHC/SDXC

Aspect Ratios

3:2

File Formats

JPEG / RAW

Shutter Speed

30- 1/4000 seconds + bulb

Sensitivity

ISO 100 - 3200 (Expandable to 12,800)

White Balance Settings

Auto, Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade

ExposureCompensation

±5 EV in increments of 1/3EV

Flash Modes

Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain

Flash Range

12m

Shooting Modes

Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up or Night Portrait

Maximum Movie Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixles pixels

Maximum Movie Frames Per Second

24

Maximum Movie Duration

10 minutes

Viewfinder

Pentamirror

Metering

Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot

ManualControls

Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority

Image Stabilisation

No

Lens Converters

No

Self Timer

2 and 10 seconds

Video Out (TV Playback)

Yes

Computer Connection

Yes

Batteries

Lithium-ion Rechargeable

Dimensions

124.46 x 96.52 x 73.66mm

Weight

455g

Nikon Digital SLRs




Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Nikon D3100 Specification