Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm NIKKOR VR Lens

Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm NIKKOR VR Lens

Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm NIKKOR VR Lens

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Product Highlights

  • 14.2MP DX Sensor
  • 3" LCD
  • Live View
  • HD 1080p Video w/ Sound & Autofocus
  • 11-point Autofocus
  • 3 Frames per Second Shooting
  • ISO 100 to 3200 (Expand to 12800-Hi2)
  • Self Cleaning Sensor
  • EXPEED 2, Image Processing Engine
  • Scene Recognition System
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Nikon D3100 overview

  • 1Description

The Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera is an affordable, compact, and lightweight photographic power-house. It features the all-purpose 18-55mm VR lens, a high-resolution 14.2 MP CMOS sensor along with a feature set that's comprehensive yet easy to navigate - the intuitive onboard learn-as-you grow guide mode allows the photographer to understand what the 3100 can do quickly and easily. Capture beautiful pictures and amazing Full HD 1080p movies with sound and full-time autofocus. Easily capture the action other cameras miss with a fast start up time, split-second shutter release, 3 frames per second shooting and 11-point autofocus. Capture pictures and make movies in near darkness with an ISO range of 100 to 3200 (expandable to 12800-Hi2).

EXPEED 2, Nikon's new image processing engine, assures breathtakingly rich image quality, managing color, contrast, exposure and noise. One-touch Live View and movie recording lets you see the action on the 3" monitor and the Scene Recognition System automatically chooses the ideal settings. You can also select from 6 Automatic Exposure Scene Modes- Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up or Night Portrait for stunning results in otherwise challenging conditions.

Active D-Lighting restores picture-enhancing detail in shadows and highlights. A built-in pop-up flash is ready for those times when there just isn't enough light and in-camera image editing allows creative freedom and effects, without the need for a computer.

14.2 Megapixel DX-format CMOS Image Sensor
Delivers beautiful photographs and prints well larger than 20 x 30"
3x 18-55mm /3.5-5.6G Zoom-NIKKOR VR 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.
D-Movie - Breathtaking full HD 1080p movies with Sound and Full-time Autofocus
Discover the difference a digital SLR makes when shooting movies. A wide selection of NIKKOR lenses gives you freedom to explore different angles and obtain lovely defocused backgrounds while D3100's advanced imaging system assures outstanding quality. And for action sequences, new Subject-tracking AF keeps subjects properly focused. After the shoot, view movies on the large 3" LCD monitor and perform simple editing tasks like trimming scenes before or after a designated point and extracting still images. Via the HDMI mini-pin connector, connect D3100 to an HDTV with playback managed by the TV's remote control.
Compact and Lightweight Design
Beautifully styled-Ready to go wherever life takes you.
Help Function - One-touch Access to In-camera Assistance
When viewing menu items and you don't understand a function, just press the help button. A description of the currently selected item will be displayed while the button is pressed. Release the button and the previous screen appears. A truly handy function that makes it easy for even first-time D-SLR users to operate D3100.
Easy-To-Use Guide Mode
An enchanting portrait against a softly defocused background, or a radiant couple surrounded by sparkling lights. Taking photos like these is easy with D3100's Guide Mode - in-camera guidance that shows you step-by-step how to change camera settings. Just select a Guide Mode setting that matches the scene then let Guide Mode assist. Not only will you obtain the desired results, you'll understand how you achieved them. Guide Mode even displays sample photos so you'll know what to expect from each setting.
18 Guide Mode Shooting Options
Easy Operation: Auto, Close-ups, Landscapes, No flash, Sleeping faces, Portraits, Distant subjects, Moving subjects, Night portrait
Advanced operation: Soften backgrounds, Freeze motion (people), Show water flowing, Bring more into focus, Freeze motion (vehicles)
Use a timer/ quiet shutter: Single frame, Continuous, 10-second self-timer, Quiet shutter release
Split-second Shutter Response
Eliminates the frustration of shutter delay, capturing moments that other cameras miss.
Fast 11-point Autofocus System
D3100's precision high-speed autofocus responds immediately to changes in scene or composition, maintaining tack-sharp focus to capture fleeting expressions and fast-moving sports. The all-important central focus point features a cross-type sensor while the new superimposed display achieves a clear, uncluttered viewfinder. Various autofocus modes cover nearly any situation, including auto-area AF that automatically selects the subject on which to focus, and 3D-tracking (11 points) that maintains focus on a subject regardless of changes in composition as long as the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
Advanced White Balance Control
The Improved Scene Recognition system offers outstanding auto white balance performance that nearly rivals the precision of the D3s, Nikon's flagship camera. White is reproduced more faithfully while maintaining stable color balance regardless of light source.
ISO Sensitivity 100-3200, Expandable to ISO 12800
Equivalent delivers exceptional results, even in the most challenging low-light situations.
Large 3" Monitor: Live View with AF Modes
Live View gives you an intuitive, familiar way to photograph playful pets or children on the move. Just flip a switch and you're ready to go. When Live View is activated and new full-time-servo AF (AF-F) is selected, the camera keeps subjects in focus without having to press the shutter-release button - convenient for photos and movies. There is also new face-priority AF that locks focus on faces, even on people not directly facing the camera. Live View makes D3100 as easy to use as a compact camera.
Easy-to-view Finder - New Superimposed Indicators for a Better View
During autofocus, D3100's superimposed indicators and BriteView Clear Matte Mark Ⅶ screen provide a cleaner, less cluttered view from corner to corner.
Rangefinder - Quick and Easy Focusing
When focusing manually, the electronic rangefinder helps you quickly achieve proper focus. It is especially useful when shooting in dimly lit settings.
AF Mode for Live View and Movie Shooting
  • Full-time-servo AF (AF-F): Autofocus automatically begins after Live View is activated, tracking the subject continuously without having to press the shutter-release button.
  • Single-servo AF (AF-S): Great for stationary subjects. Focus locks when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
  • Manual focus (MF): Focus manually.
AF-area Modes for Live View and Movies
  • Normal-area AF: Offers pinpoint precision when focusing on a small area - ideal when using a tripod.
  • Wide-area AF: A good all-round choice for a variety of subjects, both moving and stationary. It is especially well-suited for handheld shooting.
  • Face-priority AF: The camera can recognize up to 35 faces at a time then focus on the face that is determined to be nearest. Even if people in the frame move, the camera continues tracking and focusing.
  • Subject-tracking AF: D3100 'memorizes' a subject then automatically tracks it even if it moves. Should the subject momentarily leave the frame, the camera starts tracking again once it re-enters. By using this with AF-F (full-time-servo AF) you can also maintain focus on the subject while tracking. This is a great way to photograph active children and pets.
Info Display Format - Choose the View That's Right for You
D3100 gives you a choice of two formats - classic and graphic - for the info display. Graphic format includes both a numerical and descriptive illustration of shutter speed and aperture settings, making these concepts easier to grasp. Both formats display the current Scene Mode using easy-to-understand icons that change as the mode dial is rotated, letting you concentrate on the composition. Three background color variations are available for each format. In addition, the orientation of the info display automatically changes horizontally or vertically to match that of the camera.
Scene Auto Selector
Lets the D3100 decide the best mode to match the shooting situation when using Live View.
Nikon's new image processing engine assures breathtakingly rich image quality, managing color, contrast, exposure, noise and speed.
Scene Recognition System
Nikon's Scene Recognition System utilizes a 420-pixel RGB sensor to analyze a composition immediately before you take the shot. It then automatically optimizes exposure, autofocus, and white balance, allowing you to obtain beautiful photos without the hassle of making complicated camera adjustments yourself. Face detection also benefits from Scene Recognition System, exhibiting improved recognition accuracy and definition as well as enabling instant zoom-to-face in playback mode.
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.
Scene Auto Selector
D3100 automatically selects the Scene Mode that matches the shooting situation and subject. During Live View shooting with the Mode dial on Auto or Auto (flash off), Scene Auto Selector automatically activates Portrait, Landscape, Close up or Night portrait modes depending on the scene. For added convenience, an icon appears in the top-left corner of the LCD monitor that shows the selected mode.
Active D-Lighting
Restores picture-enhancing detail in shadows and highlights.
Picture Control
Lets you choose from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, or Landscape to apply a personal look and feel to your pictures.
Automatic Image Sensor Cleaning
D3100 is equipped with Nikon's Integrated Dust Reduction System. This solution includes a special Airflow Control System that redirects dust away from the low-pass filter located in front of the image sensor. Additionally, when powering the camera on or off, the filter automatically vibrates at precise frequencies to release image-degrading dust that may adhere to it.
Built-in Pop-up Flash
When the light gets low or you find yourself shooting in tricky backlit lighting, use the built-in pop-up flash to brighten the scene. It activates automatically when needed depending on exposure mode, or can be enabled manually. In addition, support for i-TTL flash control increases exposure accuracy.
Continuous 3fps Shooting
D3100 can shoot approximately 3 frames per second - great for capturing dynamic motion and elusive facial expressions that are a challenge for any photographer. Simply rotate the release-mode selector and shoot away.
Eye-Fi Support - Transfer Photos and Movies Wirelessly
Support for optional Eye-Fi SD cards lets you transfer photos and movies from the camera to a PC via wireless LAN. This eliminates the need for removing the memory card or USB connections to transfer data. The camera can be used to turn Eye-Fi cards on and off, but may not support other Eye-Fi functions. As of June 2010, the following cards can be used: 2GB SD Eye-Fi cards in the Share, Home, and Explore product categories, 4GB SDHC Eye-Fi cards in the Anniversary, Share Video, Explore Video, and Connect x2 product categories, and 8GB SDHC cards in the Pro x2 and Explore x2 product categories. Eye-Fi cards are for use only in the country of purchase. Be sure the Eye-Fi card firmware has been updated to the latest version.
Date Imprint - Stamp Photos with Shooting Date
Know the exact date you took a photo. The position of the date changes automatically depending on camera orientation.
In-camera Image Editing
Allows creative freedom, without the need for a computer, offering easy editing functions. Including:

  • Miniature effect: Makes pictures appear as if they are photos of miniature scale models; especially effective when shooting landscapes from above.
  • Color outline: Converts a photo into an outline image, which can be printed then hand-colored.
  • Perspective control: Corrects the perspective of shapes (like buildings) for a more natural look.
  • Color balance: Adjust color balance over the entire image with the multi selector.
  • Monochrome (Sepia): Create monochrome photos with a classic feel.
  • Fisheye: Create surreal photos that look as if shot with a fisheye lens.
  • Filter effects (Cross screen): Add starburst effects to light sources.
  • Soft filter: Produces images similar to ones shot with a soft filter.
  • NEF (RAW) Processing: Now, convert images saved as RAW data to JPEG images in-camera. Change image quality, image size, exposure compensation and other settings while retaining the original RAW data.
Playback Functions
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar), playback by date, playback with playback zoom, movie playback, slide show with transitions, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters).
Long-lasting Lithium-ion Battery - Plenty of Stamina for Plenty of Photos
The Rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL14 delivers up to approximately 550 frames on a single charge. Now you can focus on getting the shot rather than worrying about battery power.
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
ViewNX 2 software - Your Imaging Toolbox & Smart Image Management
ViewNX 2 is the convenient way to manage images, providing functions for storing, browsing, editing and sharing photos as well as movies. You can also attach labels to images to facilitate searches. This bundled software offers a wide range of editing functions, including rotate, re-size, crop, straighten, auto red-eye correction and more. Movie editing functions include the ability to delete scenes. ViewNX 2 integrates seamlessly with my Picturetown for simple, drag-and-drop uploads and online browsing.
my Picturetown - Free Image Sharing and Storage
Nikon's own image sharing website allows you to easily store, manage and share images with family and friends worldwide. Membership is free and permits storage of up to 2GB of photos and/or movies. (Pay an additional fee and get up to 200GB of storage). The service supports MOV and AVI movie files in addition to JPEG and RAW (NEF, NRW) still image files.
In the Box
Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm NIKKOR VR Lens
  • AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens wbzvxwystdsdcubtxyzd
  • EN-EL14 Lithium-Ion Battery (1030mAh)
  • MH-24 Battery Charger
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Shield (Replacement)
  • DK-20 Rubber Eyecup
  • AN-DC3 Camera Strap (Black)
  • BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
  • Nikon Software Suite CD-ROM
  • Camera Body: 1-Year Limited Warranty Valid in the 50 United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands
  • Lens: 5-Year Warranty (1-Year International + 4-Year USA Extension)
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    Nikon D3100 specs

    Lens Mount Nikon F
    Camera Format DX / (1.5x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 14.8 Megapixel
    Effective: 14.2 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 4608 x 3072
    Aspect Ratio 3:2
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.1 x 15.4 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: MOV
    Audio: Linear PCM
    Dust Reduction System Yes
    Memory Card Type SD
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto & Manual Focus
    Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
    Autofocus Points 11
    Viewfinder Type Pentamirror
    Viewfinder Coverage 95%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.80x
    Diopter Adjustment -1.7 to +0.5 m
    Display Screen 3" Rear Screen LCD (230,000)
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity 100-3200 (Extended Mode: 100-12800)
    Shutter Type: Electronic
    Speed: 30 - 1/4000  
    Remote Control MC-DC2 (Optional)
    Mirror Lock-Up Yes
    Metering Method 3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering, Spot Metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Scene Modes, Shutter Priority
    Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 20.0
    Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade, Sunlight
    Flash Modes First-Curtain Sync
    Rear Curtain/Slow Sync
    Red-Eye Reduction
    Slow Sync
    Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 200 Second
    Flash Compensation -3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    Dedicated Flash System iTTL
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
    File Size 1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
    1280 x 720p (HD)
    640 x 424p (SD)
    Frame Rate @ 1920 x 1080: 24 fps
    @ 1280 x 720: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
    @ 640 x 424: 24 fps
    ISO Sensitivity 100 - 3200, Expandable to 12800
    Focus Auto
    Continuous Auto
    Audio Recording With Video (Mono)
    Self Timer 2 Seconds, 10 Seconds
    Connectivity HDMI C (Mini)
    USB 2.0
    Battery 1 x EN-EL14 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.4 VDC, 1030 mAh
    AC Power Adapter EH-5a (Optional)
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 0 - 85%
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.9" / 124.5 x 96.5 x 73.7 mm
    Weight 16.05 oz / 455.02 g camera body only
    Kit Lens
    Focal Length 18 - 55mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 27 - 82.5 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
    Minimum: f/22
    Angle of View 76° - 28° 50'
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.02" / 28 cm
    Magnification 0.31x
    Optical Design 11 Elements in 8 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Autofocus Yes
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Filter Thread Front: 52 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.87 x 3.11" / 73 x 79 mm
    Weight 9.35 oz / 265 g
    Packaging Infowbzvxwystdsdcubtxyzd
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.9 x 6.7 x 5.2"

    Nikon D3100 reviews

    D3100 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm NIKKOR VR Lens is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 1149.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great camera I switched from a canon 450D Xsi to nikon D3100 after I played around with my brothers Nikon. The Nikon has a sturdier higher quality fit and finish. The Nikon had a quality feeling to it in your hand compared to the canon that felt like cheap plastic. The lens on the nikon is smooth compared to the canon that was loose and rattled. I was very impressed with the auto focus motor. I did not even notice the motor sound as it focused. It is just a soft hum compared to the canon that was loud and obvious. If you are a beginner this is a much much better camera by far than the entry level Canons. Buy the Nikon!!!!
    Date published: 2011-08-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from thanks, nikon !!! small,light,great pics !!! don't shoot this thingie on auto even tough it does a great job. I'm having a lot of fun studying all the other modes! I posted some pics on facebook, and immediately people tell me the pics r great I love photography but it is an expensive hobby if u want to get a good equipment.I'm doing research over nikon and canon 5 years,dreaming for a dslr. My sure choice is the king nikon !!! d3100 was made for me ! very beginners-friendly ,awesome ! not because it is simple, but because it has an answer to any question u might ask. Just press the ? button ! and use all the advanced modes as well, to take great pics!
    Date published: 2011-03-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Camera This is my first DSLR and it is everything I've been looking for. I've had a Minolta 35mm SLR since the 70's and have always wanted to get a DSLR. Pictures are much better than any point and shoot. Learn about photography and use the manual modes. If you only use auto you won't take the best photos that you can. Also for some reason, when in auto mode, if you are taking flash photos the ISO speed defaults to a very high number, usually 3200, that makes the photos grainy. No reason for this but apparently it's the way Nikon wanted it. Maybe they will change this with a future firmware upgrade. I really like the control that a DSLR gives you.
    Date published: 2011-04-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing I own a NIxon D300 and several lens including the 24-70 f2.8, and several prime Nixon lens. This camera was purchased as a gift for my adult daughter. Before giving it to her I tried it out and was so disappointed that I returned it to B&W issued a full return authorization. I replaced it with a D-90, which although older, produces far better images. Nothing in the D3100 worked as it should. Image clarity with the kit lens was poor, color balance unreliable, and focus had a mind of its own. The lack of clarity was not just due to the cheap kit lens, even with a prime lens that works well on my D300, image quality was unacceptable.
    Date published: 2011-09-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Travel light i've been thinking about getting a small camera for those times when i don't feel like lugging the D700 around. but i'm real particular, and those new large sensor, mirrorless jobs just don't cut it because they lack a viewfinder. that's why i went for the D3100. i haven't been disappointed. it's a very surprising little camera. it sure is bare-bones, compared to the D700, but when i think about it, i has everything you need to make great photos. i'm especially pleased by the image quality. i didn't expect the level of performance from the entry-level model that i found with the D3100. it seems especially accurate in auto white-balance. the video is even pretty good, which is a plus. all in all, it was well worth the price.
    Date published: 2010-11-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Camera for a Beginner! First off, I mainly use this camera for pictures of my 6-month old son (family pictures and such), and outdoors/nature/landscapes while hiking on the Virginia Creeper Trail. This is my first DSLR, and it is incredibly easy to use. Between the Guide mode, the DVD how-to, and the Nikon iPhone app, I have been able to figure out just about anything that I want to do in manual mode, while the various pre-programmed settings are self explanatory. I really cannot find anything negative about the camera to write about! The only possible complaint I might have is the resolution on the LCD screen, which is a tad blurry if you zoom in.
    Date published: 2012-01-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will never buy from anywhere else... I am an amateur photographer who is looking to expand my knowledge in digital photography. I chose this camera after comparing many similar items and weighing the types of shots I would be taking. I landed on B+H after hearing positives from several forums. I purchased this camera refurbished mainly for price consideration. I received it in pristine condition, packaged perfectly, and couldn't find any blemishes on it whatsoever. So far I have taken of 800 shots and have nothing but positive things to say. The only drawback I can find to this camera is it's lack of automatic bracketing. However, I purchased it already aware of this and do not find it a necessity.
    Date published: 2011-12-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy a second one (and will soon) Fast picture rate, the last camera I had took a couple of seconds between each shot where as this one can take one right after another in an instant Also the presets are awesome for aperture preferred or shutter preferred settings one downside is that the camera likes to use the flash for most shots even when there is a fair amount of light For the upsides I've been testing the camera quite a bit in different environments from capturing: moving objects both large and small, animals, close ups of plants/bugs, indoors and outdoor shots, day with bright sun and night with only the moon, and so far with only a few days and well over a thousand photos this camera has truly out performed my expectations.
    Date published: 2012-05-06
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