Nikon D3100 (Body only) DSLR Camera

Nikon D3100 (Body only) DSLR Camera  (Black)

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  • Effective Pixels: 14.2 MP
  • Sensor Type: CMOS | LCD Size: 3 inch
  • Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000
  • Auto Focus
Nikon D3100 is an entry-level DX-format camera, ideal for photographers preparing to refine their skills in DSLR cameras. This camera has a CMOS image sensor of dimensions 23.1 x 15.4 mm, which enables you to capture fabulous images at 14.2 megapixels. The swift EXPEED 2 processing engine of this digital SLR supports an aspect ratio of 3:2. You can record your memories and shoot full HD movies on the Nikon D3100 at 1920 x 1080 resolution (24 fps).


This Nikon DSLR is compact and easy to carry at 445 g (without battery). The rubber panel on the rear of the camera gives you a firm thumb grip, while the ergonomically designed body with rounded edges lets you hold the camera steady. This Nikon digital SLR has a secure Mode dial which features 13 operating modes. The base of this dial has a lever that lets you switch between Single, Continuous, Self-timer and Quiet modes with one simple flick of the finger.

The camera works on a rechargeable Li-Ion EN-EL14 battery capable of clicking 550 images when fully charged. The Nikon D3100 camera has an eye level pentamirror viewfinder as well as a LCD screen for image composition. The 3 inch TFT LCD display with 230,000 resolution offers you a pleasant Live View experience. You can use SD, SDHC or SDXC memory cards for optimum storage of the images and video captured on the D3100.


The D3100 DSLR has a Nikon F-mount that is compatible with several NIKKOR lenses. This gives you an opportunity to experiment with several types of lenses and enhance your photography skills. The Nikon D3100 has 11 point auto focus module that promises razor sharp focus and the 3D tracking gives you clearly focused images of a subject in motion. The electronically controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter has a speed range of 1/4000 - 30 seconds. This DSLR also has a Bulb setting to help you take brighter images even in dim light scenarios.

The light sensitivity or ISO of a DSLR reduces the risk of blurry images when taking pictures at faster shutter speeds or dark situations. The Nikon D3100 has a wide ISO range of 100-3200 sensitivity which can be boosted up to ISO 12800. You can further brighten your composition by using the built-in pop up flash or the hot shoe for an attaching external flash.

Features and Connectivity

The Nikon D3100 is equipped with the Guide mode, a feature that helps you get better acquainted with the camera and its many settings. Another vital feature is the Dual Integrated Dust Reduction System of the Nikon D3100. The camera has a built in Image Sensor Cleaning and Airflow Control systems that effectively keep dust away from the CMOS sensor. Never worry about blurry clicks as the Image Stabilizing feature of D3100 detects and corrects them for you.

You can try out the cool scene modes like Sports, Close up, Night Portrait and add more personality to your captures. The in-camera editing feature lets you retouch as well as add effects to images and videos. The Nikon D3100's Face Detection feature spots up to 35 faces in a frame and focus on them to give you a sharp image. You can also delay the tripping of the shutter by 2 or 10 seconds with the self-timer function.

In the continuous mode, this DSLR will click a burst of images at 3 frames per second, capturing every single unforgettable moment. The D3100 Nikon DSLR camera stores images in RAW or JPEG and videos in MOV format. The Nikon D3100 is HDMI compatible, so you can view the pictures and videos with your family and friends on a big screen HDTV. You can also transfer your captures onto a computer or a laptop via the high speed USB 2.0 port.

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Sales Package
  • Camera Body, 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, User Manual
Model Name
  • D3100
  • Nikon
SLR Variant
  • (Body only)
  • DSLR
Effective Pixel
  • 14.2 MP
  • No
Lens Attachment
  • Body Only
Maximum Shutter Speed
  • 1/4000 sec
Sensor And Sensitivity Features
Sensor Type
  • CMOS
Sensor Size
  • 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Maximum ISO
  • 3200
Maximum FPS
  • 3 fps
Sensor Technology
  • CMOS
  • 3D color matrix metering (type G and D lenses, color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses), Center-weighted (weight given to 8-mm circle in center of frame), Spot metering (meters 3.5-mm circle centered on selected focus point)
Focus Features
Auto Focus
  • Yes
Manual Focus
  • Yes
Lens & Exposure Features
Type of Lens
  • Nikon F mount
Lens Focal Length
  • 1.5x lens focal length
Minimum Shutter Speed
  • 30 sec
Modes And Functions
External Flash
  • Yes
Built-in Flash
  • Yes
Flash Modes
  • Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain
HD Support
  • Yes
Delete Function
  • Yes
  • Yes
Red Eye Reduction
  • Yes
Sync Terminal
  • 1/200 sec
Picture Angle
  • Approx. 1.5x lens focal length
White Balancing
  • Auto (TTL white-balance with 420-pixel RGB sensor) Incandescent Fluorescent Direct sunlight Flash Cloudy Shade White balance preset
Shooting Modes
  • Single frame shooting mode, Continuous shooting mode: approx. 3fps, Self-timer mode, Quiet Shutter Release
Audio And Video Features
Video Format
  • MOV movie (H.264/MPEG-4 compression format with monaural sound)
Image Features
Image Sizing
  • 4608 x 3072
Image Format
  • NEF (12 bit compressed RAW) JPEG (Baseline-compliant)
Image Stabilizer
  • Yes
Face Detection
  • Yes
Continuous Shots
  • Continuous shooting mode: Approx. 3fps
Other Resolution Features
  • 3456 x 2304, 2304 x 1536
Storage & Power Features
Upgradable Memory
  • Yes
Card Type
  • SD / SDHC / SDXC
Power Supply
  • EH-5a AC Adapter (Available Separately; Requires Optional EP-5A Power Connector)
Battery Type
  • Lithium Battery
Connectivity & Display Features
  • Yes
  • USB 2.0
  • Yes
  • No
Display Size
  • 3 inch
LCD Display
  • Low-temperature Polysilicon TFT LCD
LCD Display Image Resolution
  • 230,000 dots
Additional Features
View Finder
  • Yes
Viewfinder Type
  • Eye-level Penta Dachmirror
Tripod Socket
  • Yes
Red Eye Reduction
  • Yes
Supported Languages
  • 20
Camera Body Weight
  • 455 g
  • 124 (W) x 96 (H) x 74.5 (D) mm
Warranty Summary
  • 2 Years Nikon India Warranty and Free Transit insurance
Warranty Service Type
  • Customer needs to carry the product to the nearby Authorized Service Center to get the product repaired or inspected.
Covered in Warranty
  • Warranty of the product is limited to only manufacturing defect on camera body & lens.
Not Covered in Warranty
  • Nikon Service Warranty (Local Warranty) does not apply to any of the followings:- Defects or malfunctions caused by damage resulting from improper care, misuse or abuse of this product or operation of this product contrary to the instructions contained in the owner's manual. Damage or defect caused by accident, sand, water or battery leakage. Damage caused during transportation or mail. Damaged caused by any modifications or servicing performed by person(s) other than NIKON AUTHORISED SERVICE FACILITY. Accessories including batteries, charger, AC adaptor and other consumables. Any electronic data loss due to malfunctioning or repair of this product. Any consequential or incidental damages resulting from any breach of warranty, express or implied, applicable to this product. Nikon India New Extended Service Warranty (Local Warranty) does not apply to any of the followings:- Accessories like batteries, charger, USB cable, AV cable, Adapters, strap, etc. are not covered under warranty. Damage caused due to accident, sand, water, dust, fungus, battery leakage, etc are not covered under warranty. Warranty on free gifts is as per the terms of their respective manufactures, and this warranty does not extend to such gifts. Warranty does not cover the replacement of Product. Warranty does not cover any special, consequential or incidental damages arising in way due to malfunction of the Product such as loss of photography, loss of data, use, profits, or costs and expenses, etc.
Ratings & Reviews
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Lets begin!
Nikon , one of the best camera makers -- we all know right.
Again the company has done it with D3100. If you are a regular digital camera user and buying this as you first DSLR you will fall in love with it at first look (really).
The basics;
You can get the specs from any where you want so i am not wasting in writing it.
Still, i will have a say about the image sensor size which is the heart of any camera and trust me this has a golden heart. If you wish to know the conversion of...

Deepak Bhaskar

Aug, 2011

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I am impressed .This is my first DSLR and I am loving it.
First thing I should tell here so many ppl has mentioned very constructive comments in the review. Before buying this DSLR I was pretty confused on which one to buy say in my list
Nikon D3100
Canon 1100D
Canon 550D
Nikon D5100

But I dont have lots of money per se. After doing so much research I opted for Nikon D3100 coz the gripping was so good in my hand than any others.

I have tried Canon 550D too ... it is a good camera to be ver...

Avirup Chatterjee

Nov, 2011

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Go for a higher one instead of this handicap DSLR...

Only Nikon AF-S lenses will auto focus on D3100. Nikon chose to not put a focusing motor in the D3000, D3100, D5000 and D5100 so you'd have to buy the more expensive AF-S lenses that have a focusing motor in the lens. The Nikon AF 50mm f1.8D is about $140.00 while the new Nikon AF-S 50mm f1.8G is about $220.00 - a nice extra $80.00 or thereabouts in profit for Nikon.

If you use the AF 50mm f1.8D on your D3100 you will have to manually focus the lens. It will not auto focus on your camera.

kamal jyoti

Oct, 2011

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@Rahul Das

Zooming? we are talking about a DSLR here, not a tiny sensor P&S camera. If you don't know what you are talking about, don't make such stupid, joke of the 21st century comments. DSLR doesn't deal in Number X zoom, it uses the term focal length to specify its reach, the 18-55mm lens that comes with a d3100 is a decent lens, if you need to take faraway stuff you have to buy a telephoto lens, ask any real photographer, photography is not about zooming, they zoom with their legs, many of them op...

Joshua Yeldose

Jan, 2013

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My first DSLR Nikon D3100

Purchased this about 3 weeks back, and am amazed at its performance:
- My decision to buy Nikon D3100 v/s Canon 1100D was not bad. Though more expensive, the feel in hand, compactness, sensor size, HD movies capability, 3" dispalay, rubber grip tilted my decision towards Nikon.
- excellent image quality & low noise at 14MP, even with flash.
- Kit lens has its limitations, but ok for me to begin with experimenting.
- I manual focusing for macro / close up shots much better than autofocus.
- Th...

Prabhakar Kamath

Nov, 2011

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Best DSLR for the beginners.

I have done lots of research, I am confused between D3200, D5100, canon 600D and sony a58, but all of them little expensive and I get this on Flipkart @21k. Its a too good a deal to miss and now I can spend my money to buy some lenses. If you are new to DSLR photography it will give you enough satisfaction.

Hats off to flipkart. mind blowing service. they deliver me within 2 days.

Downside of this camera is that it is launched in 2010 and also the screen's resolution is poor and it doesn't...

sunny pratap singh

Certified Buyer

Jul, 2013

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@ Sandeep Sulakhe

Your Review was a good one, but have little inaccuracies, i too have been using this DSLR for 18 months with sb 400 flash and i bought it for 28500 then. The thing is that it can continuously auto focus while video recording and been one of the first entry level SLR to do so. The problem with video recording is that, it can only shoot 1080p at 24fps. While many other entry level SLR's can do it at 30 fps. The continuous auto focus can cause noise in the video which is a drawback.

Joshua Yeldose

Jan, 2013

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Best camera in its range!!

Its been 8 months im using it n im totally happy with this camera. Has all the feature that you might expect from a camera. The 18-55mm lens which come with the camera is good for general purpose use but it wont be long before you start feeling its limited zooming ability. So, be ready to buy a zoom lens soon.

It has good battery backup, user friendly ,easy to operate. the most recommended product if you are thinking to move from your point n shoot to SLR..Its the best in its range..for sur...

praveen kaande

Certified Buyer

Jun, 2012

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Expensive price at FK

Nikon D3100 Available @ 19190 on other web sites. Do check other web sites before buying this plus debit card offers would help u saving extra 1000 rs more

Abbas Ali

Dec, 2014

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A very good and reliable first DSLR

I have been using my D3100 for about a year and half now. When I bought it then it was for 29,000 with kit-lens. I see that the price has not dropped much - that tells something about its credence.

When it was launched, buying this was a no-brainer- it was simply the best entry level DSLR available in the price range then. But now a D5100, or maybe Canon 550D if you can stretch a little, will be a better VFM buy IMHO.

The only thing which troubles me with this camera is the absence of brack...

Sandeep Sulakhe

Jan, 2013

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