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Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
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  • 14.2 mp DX-format CMOS image sensor
  • ISO 100-3200 extendable up to12800
  • Full HD movie (1920 x 1080 24 fps; 1280 × 720, 30 fps) 
  • Live View with Scene Auto Selector
  • 11-point Autofocus system
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3100

Overview

Description by Nikon: The stunningly simple-to-use D3100 is every family's answer to beautiful images. Whether the moment calls for a family portrait or a sharp shot of toddlers on the run, Guide Mode shows you how to capture stunning photos in no time at all. D-Movie lets you record full HD movie clips and capture the action in superb quality day or night. Nikon's advanced EXPEED 2 image processing engine maximizes the performance of the 14.2 megapixel CMOS sensor for amazingly clear images with vivid colors. Incredibly lightweight for an SLR, the D3100 makes it easy to capture your family looking wonderful wherever you go.
  • 14.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor delivers lifelike images with vivid colors, reduced noise and smooth tonal gradations.
  • EXPEED 2 image processing engine provides enhanced movie recording, high-sensitivity performance and maximum image quality.
  • High ISO (100-3200) light sensitivity - extendable up to 12800: features an Auto ISO setting and is manually extendable up to ISO 12800 using the Hi2 setting. Enables faster shutter speeds, significantly reducing the risk of blurred images when you shoot fast-moving subjects or take pictures in low light.
  • GUIDE mode: quick and easy-to-use in-camera assistance. Asks you about the picture you want to take and automatically optimizes settings for superior results. Sample images appear on the display to show you what will happen to your image if you apply the suggested settings.
  • D-Movie – full HD (1920 x 1080) movie clips: record beautiful high-definition (HD) movie clips with sound. The camera’s large image sensor and high ISO sensitivity offer exceptional image quality. NIKKOR lenses can be used to obtain cinematic effects and you can make simple edits of your clips in-camera by deleting scenes or saving specific frames as still images.
  • Live View with Scene Auto Selector: makes it easy to compose images using the LCD monitor. Scene Auto Selector will select the best mode for the scene and subject you want to capture, and Fulltime servo AF (AF-F) mode keeps subjects in focus without the need to press the shutter release button.
  • Large 7.5 cm (3-inch), high-resolution LCD monitor makes it easy to view essential camera information, and a pleasure to review and edit your photos and movies.
  • Razor-sharp 11-point Autofocus system offers fast and precise autofocus coverage across the frame. Four AF-area modes, including 3D-tracking AF, deliver sharp results, whether your subject is off-center, moving fast or completely unpredictable.
  • Active D-Lighting automatically retains details in highlights and shadows for stunning images with natural contrast.
  • Picture Controls lets you set the look and mood of your images before you shoot. Choose from six settings: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Monochrome, Portrait and Landscape.
  • Extensive in-camera editing functions let you edit and enhance images and movies in the camera. Offers techniques such as Red-Eye Correction and Quick Retouch, as well as a range of Filter Effects.
  • Dual Integrated dust reduction system: Image Sensor Cleaning and Airflow Control systems keep dust away from the camera’s image sensor for clear, spot-free images.
  • Lightweight body and superior ergonomics: a secure grip makes the camera comfortable to handle. Dedicated controls for frequently used functions like Live View, D-Movie and shutter release make it a joy to operate.

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Specifications

DXO Mark
DXO Color Depth: 
22.5bits
DXO Dynamic Range: 
11.3Ev
DXO Low Light Performance: 
919 ISO
Image Sensor
Image Sensor Type : 
23.1 x 15.4 mm CMOS sensor Nikon DX format)
Effective Pixels: 
14.2 Megapixels
Total Pixels: 
14.8Megapixels
Aspect Ratio: 
3:2
Intelligent Orientation Sensor: 
Yes
Sensor has dust removal: 
Yes
Sensor Dust Removal: 
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Sensor Stabilization
Stabilization details: 
No
Image Processor
Image Processor Type : 
EXPEED 2 image processing engine
Lenses
Lens Mount: 
Nikon F mount
Focal Length details: 
Approximately 1.5x lens focal length (Nikon DX format)
Storage
Memory Card Type Details: 
SD (Secure Digital), SDHC
Exposure Control
Metering Mode: 
TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame; Spot: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5 % of frame) centered on selected focus point
Metering Range Details: 
Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV; Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV
Exposure Compensation Details: 
-5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
AE Lock: 
Yes
Shutter Type : 
Electronically controlled, vertical-travel focal-plane shutter. Body and shutter unit both durable up to approximately 100,000 cycles.
Shutter Speed: 
1/4000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV, bulb
Shooting Modes: 
Auto modes (auto, auto (flash off); scene modes (portrait, landscape, child, sports, close up, night portrait); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
Drive Modes: 
Single, Continues
Continuous Shooting Details: 
Up to 3 fps (manual focus, mode M or S, shutter speed 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values)
Self Timer : 
2 s, 10 s
ISO Sensitivity: 
ISO 100 to 3200 in steps of 1 EV; can also be set to approx. 2 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 12800 equivalent); auto ISO sensitivity control available
White Balance
White Balance Settings: 
Auto (TTL white balance with main image sensor and 420-pixel RGB sensor); incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning.
White Balance Personal: 
Yes
Focusing
Focusing Type Details: 
Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
AF System Points: 
11 points
AF System Points Details: 
11 focus points (including one cross-type sensor)
AF Point Selection: 
Manual, Auto
AF Working Range Details: 
-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F)
AF Modes: 
Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points)
Predictive AF: 
Yes
AF lock : 
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
AF Assist Beam : 
AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5–3 m/1 ft. 8 in.–9 ft. 10 in.)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type Details: 
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage Details: 
Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Viewfinder Magnification Details: 
Approximately 0.8× (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Viewfinder Eyepoint Details: 
18 mm (-1.0 m-1)
Viewfinder Dioptre Correction : 
-1.7 to +0.5 m-1
Viewfinder Focusing Screen : 
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Grid: 
On demand
Live View
Liveview Details: 
Live View with Scene Auto Selector: makes it easy to compose images using the LCD monitor. Scene Auto Selector will select the best mode for the scene and subject you want to capture, and Fulltime servo AF (AF-F) mode keeps subjects in focus without the need to press the shutter release button.
Live View Autofocus: 
Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Monitor
Rear Screen Details: 
3-in. (7.5cm)., approx. TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Resolution Details: 
230k-dot
Tiltable Monitor: 
Yes
Coverage: 
Aprox 100%
Brightness: 
Adjustable
Flash
Flash Hotshoe: 
Yes
Flash Hotshoe Details: 
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Built in Flash: 
Yes
Flash Modes: 
Auto, portrait, child, close up: Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, off available with built-in flash; Fill-flash and red-eye reduction available with optional flash units. Night portrait: Auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, off available with built-in flash; Slow sync and slow sync with red-eye reduction available with optional flash units. Landscape, sports: Fill-flash and red-eye reduction available with optional flash units. P, A: Fill-flash, rear-curtain with slow sync, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction. S, M: Fill-flash, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction
Flash Xsync: 
X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Flash compensation: 
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Redeye Reduction: 
Yes
Guide Number: 
Guide number of approximately 12/39, 13/43 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F); Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait: Auto flash with auto pop-up; P, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release
Media Types / Sizes
Image Sizes: 
4,608 x 3,072 (L); 3,456 × 2,304 (M); 2,304 × 1,536 (S)
Still Image Format: 
NEF (compressed RAW); JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression; Simultaneous recording of compressed RAW and JPEG fine image possible
Movie: 
Video compression: H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding Frame size/rate: 1920 × 1080, 24 fps; 1280 × 720, 30 fps
Movie Format: 
File format: MOV
Other Features
Firmware Update: 
Yes
Histogram: 
Yes
Photo Effects: 
D-Lighting, red-eye correction, trim, monochrome, filter effects, color balance, small picture, image overlay, NEF (RAW) processing, quick retouch, straighten, distortion control, fisheye, color outline, perspective control, miniature effect, edit movie
Playback Zoom: 
Yes
Menu Languages: 
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Accessories
Lenses: 
AF-S or AF-I NIKKOR: All functions supported. Type G or D AF NIKKOR without built-in autofocus motor: All functions except autofocus supported. Other AF NIKKOR without built-in autofocus motor: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D color matrix metering II. IX NIKKOR and F3AF: Not supported. Type D PC lenses: All functions supported except autofocus and some shooting modes. AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D color matrix metering II. Non-CPU: Autofocus not supported. Can be used in exposure mode M, but exposure meter does not function. Electronic rangefinder can be used if lens has a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster
Flashes: 
TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 420-pixel RGB sensor. i-TTL balanced fill-flash is available with built-in flash and SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400 when matrix or center-weighted metering is selected. Standard i-TTL is available with built-in flash and SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400 when spot metering is selected (Flash mode can be set using Speedlight controls with SB-900, SB-800, and SB-600). Auto aperture: Available with SB-900/SB-800 and CPU lens. Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-900, SB-800, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22S. Distance-priority manual: Available with SB-900 and SB-800
Connectivity
Computer Interface: 
Hi-Speed USB
Other Conection Interface: 
Type C HDMI connector, Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately); GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
Direct Print Support
Direct Print: 
Yes
Power Source
Power Source: 
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14 battery (supplied)
Battery Life: 
550 shots (CIPA)
AC Power: 
EH-5a AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
Physical Specifications
Body Materials: 
Polycarbonate
Weather Sealing Details: 
No
Width: 
124mm
Height: 
96mm
Depth: 
74mm
Weight: 
Approx. 505 g (1 lb. 1.8 oz.) with battery and memory card but without body cap

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