DSLR D3100

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DSLR D3100
Overview

An entry level digital-SLR camera with a new CMOS image sensor, image-processing engine and helpful Guide mode that makes capturing beautiful images easy.

Tech Specs

Type of CameraSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Effective Pixels14.2 million
Image SensorNikon DX format (23.1 x 15.4 mm) CMOS sensor
Image Size (Pixels)4,608 x 3,072 [L]
3,456 x 2,3404 [M]
2,304 x 1,536 [S]
SensitivityISO 100 to 3200 in steps of 1 EV
plus HI-1 (ISO 6400) and HI-2 (ISO 12800)
File FormatNEF (12 bit compressed RAW); JPEG (Baseline-compliant); MOV movie (H.264/MPEG-4 compression format with monaural sound)
Storage MediaSD memory card (SDHC and SDXC compliant)
Shooting Modes1) Single frame shooting mode, 2) Continuous shooting mode: approx. 3fps, 3) Self-timer mode, 4) Quiet Shutter Release
White BalanceAuto (TTL white-balance with 420-pixel RGB sensor), Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, White balance preset
LCD Monitor3.0", 230,000-dot, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD
Playback Function1) Full-frame, 2) Movie Playback, 3) Thumbnail (4/9/72, calendar) playback, 4) playback zoom, 5) Faces detected during zoom, 6)Slide show 7) RGB histogram display, 8) Highlights, 9) Auto image rotation, 10) Image comment
Delete FunctionSingle image, Selected images, images taken on a selected date, All images (except protected images)
InterfaceB 2.0 (High-speed), Video output, HDMI output (Type C mini-pin connector)
Picture Angle (in 35mm [135] format equivalent)Approx. 1.5x lens focal length
ViewfinderEye-level penta-Dach mirror type; built-in diopter adjustment (-1.7 to +0.5m-1)
Focusing ScreenType B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Viewfinder Frame Coverage/Magnification (with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1)Approx. 95%/ Approx. 0.8x
Autofocuswith AF-assist (range approx. 0.5-3m); 11 focus point; Detection range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F)
Focus Modes1) Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous servo AF (AF-C); Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A), predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status 2) Manual focus (MF) can be selected
Exposure Metering System1) 3D color matrix metering Ⅱ (type G and D lenses), color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses), 2) Center-weighted (weight given to 8-mm circle in center of frame), 3) Spot metering (meters 3.5-mm circle centered on selected focus point)
Exposure Metering Range (at normal temperature [68°F/20°C], ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens)1) 0 to 20 EV (3D-Color Matrix or Center-weighted metering), 2) 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering)
Exposure Control1) Digital Vari-Program (Auto, Auto [Flash Off], Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up, Night Portrait), 2) Programmed Auto [P], 3) Shutter-Priority Auto [S], 4) Aperture Priority Auto [A], 5) Manual [M], 6) Guide mode
Auto Exposure BracketingNo
ShutterElectronically controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter, 30 to 1/4000sec in steps of 1/3 EV plus bulb
Sync ContactX-contact only; flash synchronization at up to 1/200 sec
Flash Control1) TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 420-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400, 2) Auto aperture: Available with SB-900 or SB-800 and CPU lens, 3) Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-900, SB-800, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22S, 4) Distance-priority manual: Available with SB-900 and SB-800
Flash Sync Modes1) Front-curtain sync, 2) Red-eye reduction, 3) Slow sync with red-eye reduction, 4) Slow sync, 5) rear-curtain sync
Self-TimerElectronically controlled timer with duration of 2 or 10s.
Remote ControlVia Remote Cord MC-DC2 (optional)
GPSvia GP-1 GPS Unit (optional)
Supported LanguagesTotal of 20 languages:Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Power RequirementsRechargeable EN-EL14 Li-ion battery, EH-5a AC adapter (available separately; requires optional EP-5A power connector )
Battery Life (on a fully charged battery)Approx. 550 shots
Tripod Socket1/4 in. (ISO1222)
DimensionsApprox. 124 x 96 x 74.5 mm
Weight (without battery, memory card or body cap)Approx. 455g
Supplied Accessories (may differ by country or area)Rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL14, Quick charger MH-24, Rubber Eyecup DK-20, Camera strap AN-DC3, Body cap BF-1B, Eyepiece cap DK-5, Accessory shoe cover BS-1, 2 Ferrite core, View NX 2 CD
Other FeaturesExpeed 2 Image Processing Engine, Graphical User Interface, Guide Mode, D-Movie (Full HD recording), Full-time servo AF (AF-F) movie recording

Kits

D3100 AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR Kit

D3100 AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR Kit

Great value kit. Enables you to shoot in low-light without a flash, for more natural-looking images. Includes the D3100 camera and the 3x zoom AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR lens that features Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.