Price $ 699.95 +
The D3100 takes excellent images on automatic with the kit lens. Composition is much easier with a proper viewfinder and the larger sensor makes obtaining shallow depth of field simple.
You would want to purchase Nikon D3100 for its size and weight, but this digital camera has its flaws. You will not be pleased with auto focus, or burst speed. I find making changes in the menus can be tedious. Some reviews also mentioned that there were several times when camera locks up, and the only way to fix it was to remove battery and replace it back.
Nikon D3100 feels great in my hands and nice to use. The ergonomics are perfect. I tested the D5100 and the D90 as well as all the Canon Rebels, and I would say that the D3100 felt the best.
To check how to use Nikon D3100, download a copy of Nikon D3100 User Manual. This user manual is from Nikon USA support group and you must have Adobe Reader to read the full text.
Key Features of Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera
With Nikon D3100’s 14.2 Megapixel DX-format CMOS Image Sensor, this camera delivers beautiful photographs and prints well beyond 20 x 30 inches.
Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound lets you record cinematic-quality movies in Full 1080p HD format (1920 x 1080 pixels).
Featuring Nikon’s Guide Mode with intuitive controls and on-board assistance helping you take better pictures every step of the way.
This digital camera has fast 11-point Autofocus System delivers razor-sharp pictures.
3-in. monitor with One-Touch Live View shooting and movie capture.
Nikon D3100 has built-in HDMI port that lets you connect directly to your HDTV using an optional HDMI cable
Control Image and Movie Playback with most HDTV remote controls
This digital camera has 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.
Picture Control lets you choose from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, or Landscape to apply a personal look and feel to your pictures.
Nikon D3100 digital camera has built-in pop-up flash for those times when there isn’t enough light
Includes 3x 18-55mm Zoom-NIKKOR VR Image Stabilization 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.
Compact and Lightweight Design Beautifully styled..
Split-second Shutter Response of this digital camera eliminates the frustration of shutter delay, capturing moments that other cameras miss.
ISO sensitivity 100-3200, Nikon D3100 has expandable to ISO 12800 equivalent delivers exceptional results, even in the most challenging low-light situations.
Scene Auto Selector lets the D3100 decide the best mode to match the shooting situation when using Live View.
EXPEED 2 Nikon’s new image processing engine assures breathtakingly rich image quality, managing color, contrast, exposure, noise and speed.
This digital camera has Scene Recognition System in Live View which automatically optimizes exposure, autofocus, and white balance, allowing you to obtain beautiful photos without the hassle of making complicated camera adjustments yourself.
Active D-Lighting restores picture-enhancing detail in shadows and highlights.
Automatic Image Sensor Cleaning uses an ultrasonic process and exclusive Airflow Control combats the accumulation of dust in front of the image sensor, safeguarding image quality shot after shot.
In-camera Image Editing allows creative freedom, without the need for a computer, offering easy editing functions.