Nikon D3100 is an entry-level DX-format camera, ideal for photographers preparing to refine their skills in DSLR cameras.
This camera is equipped with a highly capable 14.2 MP CMOS imaging sensor that is more that able to take high quality images across a wide range of lighting conditions. This sensor is also adept at adapting to many ISO settings that can result in better images in .lower lighting conditions as well. It is equipped with the EXPEED 2 image processing engine.
The lens and sensor arrangement together work in reducing the visual artefacts seen on images. The better the sensor, clearer will be the image output. The Nikon D3100 camera is capable of clicking high quality images that result in less blur even under low lighting conditions.
Active D Lighting
This camera is equipped with the Active D Lighting feature that balances out the contrast even in brightly lit scenes. When we shoot images in brightly lit areas, like outdoors on a bright and sunny day, there can be instances where pictures may appear to have extreme contrast between the light and dark areas of the frame. This anomaly is reduced greatly with the Active D Lighting feature.
This feature allows you to set specific control settings for 6 different picture modes. Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Landscape and Portrait mode. You also have an Easy-to-view finder that is incorporated into the system.
Auto Selection and Movies
With the Automatic Scene Selector, you can choose the right picture settings just by choosing the automatic mode and pressing a button for the onboard image sensor to select the right image settings according to the scene. It is also possible to take full HD videos with the Nikon camera. The 11 Point Auto Focus system allows you to individually focus along 11 different points through the viewfinder. It also comes with Eye-Fi Support.
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The Nikon D3100 is extremely portable, thanks to its compact design and lightweight structure. The DSLR comes with an ergonomic grip which makes it easy and comfortable to hold the camera. Besides this, the camera has dedicated buttons to certain functions such as shutter release, Live View etc. for easy access. Moreover, the Nikon D3100 is equipped with an eye-level penta-Dach mirror type viewfinder with built-in diopter adjustment.
The Nikon D3100 is a single-lens reflex digital camera that comes with a DX format CMOS sensor. This Nikon DSLR has a 14.2- effective megapixels resolution. The camera can shoot images in the NEF and JPEG formats. The Nikon D3100 comes with a AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55 mm VR lens for an exceptional shooting experience. The 11-point autofocus capability lets you capture fast action moments with precision.
This entry level DSLR has ISO settings between 100 to 3200, so you can shoot clear pictures with minimal noise under low light conditions and at faster shutter speeds. The camera has a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 second and a minimum of 30 seconds. The D3100 is capable of continuously shooting approximately 3 frames per second. Beside this, this DSLR features single frame shooting mode, quiet shutter release, and self-timer mode. The camera offers different exposure modes such as auto, manual, aperture-priority auto, scene modes, and shutter-priority auto.
This Nikon DSLR comes with a 3-inch TFT LCD monitor which is made of low-temperature polysilicon.
The Nikon D3100 is capable of shooting full HD 1080p videos with sound. The built-in microphone and continuous autofocus capability of the camera lets you shoot good quality movies. The maximum movie recording time is 10 minutes and they are shot in the MOV format.
This Nikon DSLR comes with a built-in flash and features flash modes such as auto, red-eye, slow, red-eye slow, and rear curtain. The camera also supports an external flash.
The memory is upgradeable on the Nikon D3100. The camera supports SD memory cards. Also, it is SDHC and SDXC compliant.
The Nikon D3100 comes with a Guide Mode. Guide Mode is your in-camera assistant that will help you to change camera settings based on your scene or shooting requirements.
The Nikon D3100 comes with a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery which is capable of taking approximately 550 shots on a full charge.