Succeeding Nikon’s friendliest DSLR D3000, the D3100 adopts a new CMOS image sensor and image-processing engine that enable capture of high-definition images exhibiting superior image quality. As an entry level digital-SLR camera, the D3100 inherits the Guide mode from the D3000, with the addition of more options and assist images that make the camera easier to understand and operate.
Split-second shutter response eliminates the frustration of shutter delay, so you’ll never miss any special moment. Six automatic exposure scene modes ranging from landscape to portrait automatically delivers stunning results under challenging conditions. The D3100 is also equipped with a live view function that allows you to frame images in the 3-inch monitor, and the D-Movie function that provides support for Full 1080p HD movie recording. Fast 11-point autofocus system delivers razor-sharp pictures.
While the D3100 offers authentic digital-SLR camera performance, it is also an extremely lightweight digital-SLR camera from which even beginners can expect beautiful images that accurately reflect their shooting intent. It also comes with an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR Image Stabilization lens at a price you’ll appreciate.
Nikon-developed CMOS Image Sensor and Image Processing Engine A newly developed DX-format CMOS sensor with 14.2 effective megapixels works in tandem with new EXPEED 2 image processing engine to produce highly detailed images containing rich tonal gradations and faithful color. This combination also helps produce beautifully defocused backgrounds - a hallmark of quality digital SLR cameras. In addition, a maximum ISO of 3200 (expandable to ISO 12800 equivalent) delivers exceptional results, even in the most challenging low-light situations.
Guide Mode Taking Great photos 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.
Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with Full-time Autofocus and Sound The D3100 is equipped with the D-Movie function that enables recording of high-definition videos with sound by simply pressing the movie-record button. View recorded videos on the large 3-inch LCD monitor and perform simple editing tasks like trimming scenes before or after a designated point and extracting still images. HDMI connectivity lets you connect D3100 to an HDTV with playback managed by the TV's remote control (HDMI CEC-compatible TVs only).
18-55mm Zoom-NIKKOR VR Image Stabilization Lens Featuring legendary NIKKOR optical quality, and fast, accurate autofocus and Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization, the lens helps capture dramatically sharp, blur-free pictures with vivid color, striking contrast and crisp detail.
Active D-Lighting Active D-Lighting optimizes high contrast images to restore the shadow and highlight details that are often lost when strong lighting increases the contrast between bright and dark areas of an image.
Picture Control - Customizing images before the shot Expand creative expression with Picture Control. Six settings - Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait and Landscape - let you determine the look of photos and full HD movies before you shoot. In addition, sharpness, contrast, brightness and saturation can be adjusted to customize settings.
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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