Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera
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Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera  (Black)

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Nikon digital product is guaranteed against any manufacturing defects for 1 year from the date of purchase. This warranty card is valid only in the country where you purchased this product. Nikon India 1 year extended warranty begins at the expiration of the 1 year Nikon Service Warranty. Warranty will be limited to repairs and adjustment for the 2nd year and will be provided in India only.
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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.

Sensor Technology

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.

Less Blur

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.

Picture Control

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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Sales Package
  • Camera Body, AF-S 18-55mm VR Kit Lens, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14, Quick Charger MH-24, Rubber Eyecup DK-20, Camera Strap AN-DC3, USB cable, 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
  • 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
ISO Rating
  • ISO 100 -3200
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
  • 18 - 55 mm
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
Other Features
  • Operating Temperature: 0Deg - 40Deg C
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 (L)
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 Pentamirror Single-Lens Reflex viewfinder
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
  • Nikon digital product is guaranteed against any manufacturing defects for 1 year from the date of purchase. This warranty card is valid only in the country where you purchased this product. Nikon India 1 year extended warranty begins at the expiration of the 1 year Nikon Service Warranty. Warranty will be limited to repairs and adjustment for the 2nd year and will be provided in India only.
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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115 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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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 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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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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Why wait ? Grab One !

I got my first DSLR a few days back. It is a Nikon 3100D. Its an awesome camera in a descent budget. I got some photographer friends with this cam, and the results are amazing. But I think the price in flipkart is a little higher than local stores. Anyway about camera its the best one for a beginner. It got quality, style and potential.


Oct, 2012

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Budget DSLR

if you are looking for a DSLR camera within a budget of less than 25000 rupees this is the one DSLR camera from Nikon everyone can go for because no one can get any better DSLR camera in this price range from any other manufacturer like canon or sony or whatever it is this DSLR has all the primary features which a DSLR camera should have
Nikon D3100 Key Features

14.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor
3.0" LCD monitor (230,000 dots)
Image sensor cleaning (sensor shake)
11 AF poi...

Saptarshi Paul Choudhury

Oct, 2013

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Perfect Upgrade!

Great starter to DSLR for beginners like me
Easy to learn photography with this camera
Excellent performance for the price
Will recommend a tripod (if you are very serious about photography/night shots)

I have been shooting using my point & shoot camera till date and wanted to upgrade to a better camera. At the same time I was intimidated by the myriad terms and features associated with a SLR. After due research, I had ordered this gem of a camera on Flipkart and got it delivered ...

Shankar S

Certified Buyer

Feb, 2012

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The best there is for 22 large

I've been researching on several entry level DSLR's (Canon 1100D, Sony SLT A35 to name a couple) since over a few months and finally narrowed on this marvel. Reasons to go for this and not the others are:

A: Slightly larger sensor size.
B: More megapixels (I know it doesn't really matter but helps if you're to crop your shots).
C: Higher ISO capabilities.
D: Overall better value for buck.

On first use it really does not feel like an entry level DSLR at all. As a matter of fact, Even...

Kumaresh Bhattacharjee

Certified Buyer, New Delhi

Apr, 2014

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Best Entry Level DSLR

I have personally owned this for over a year now, and it doesn't stop to surprise me every day, have been in a trip couple of time and with the basic kit lens also its awesome. recently have upgraded to Tamron 18-200, and this camera performs really well..

1, Easy to use and best for a newcomer in DSLR, shooting modes are very easy
2. Light and compact, doesn't hurt to carry all day long
3, Awesome Picture reproduction, set ur aperture right and enjoy.
4, vast setting option to play ...


Apr, 2014

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Product Description
An entry-level DSLR, the Nikon D3100 has a wide variety of features and shoots beautiful pictures and movies

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.




& Compact

Image Processing

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.


CMOS Sensor





Exposure Control

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.

100- 3200

ISO Settings


Continuous Shoot


This Nikon DSLR comes with a 3-inch TFT LCD monitor which is made of low-temperature polysilicon.


LCD Monitor



Movie Shooting

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.


1080p Video




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.




SDXC Compatible

Special Features

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.



Power Supply

The Nikon D3100 comes with a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery which is capable of taking approximately 550 shots on a full charge.

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