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Nikon D3100 Black 14.2 MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Zoom Lens


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  • CMOS 14.2 MP
  • 3.0" 230k LCD
  • 1920 x 1080 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps) 1280 x 720 (30p): 30 fps (29.97 fps) 1280 x 720 (25p): 25 fps 1280 x 720 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps) 640 x 424 (24p): 24 fps (23.97

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Stimulate your creativity. The NIKON D3100 offers a host of new photographic and video tools that deliver superior performance and exceptional image quality with surprising versatility. With 14.2 megapixels, a 3-in. monitor with One-Touch Live View shooting and movie capture, full HD movie capabilities, 6 Automatic Exposure Scene Modes, you hold the power and performance to capture beautiful moments and the freedom to get creative.

  • newegg Stunning image quality The 14.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 2 image processing engine which Nikon’s new image processing engine assures breathtakingly rich image quality, managing color, contrast, exposure, noise and speed. The D3100 delivers outstanding image quality.
  • newegg Tell better stories The D3100 delivers exceptionally high-quality movie performance due to its full HD capability while the accurate autofocus ensures vivid color, striking contrast and crisp detail and VR image stabilization to ensure the sharpest hand-held pictures and movies. Plus, Picture Control lets you choose from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, or Landscape to apply a personal look and feel to your pictures.
  • newegg Automatic Image Sensor Cleaning It 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.
  • newegg Scene Recognition System Scene Recognition System in Live View automatically optimizes exposure, autofocus, and white balance, allowing you to obtain beautiful photos without the hassle of making complicated camera adjustments yourself.
  • newegg HDMI ports Built-in HDMI port lets you connect directly to your HDTV using an optional HDMI cable. Control Image and Movie Playback with most HDTV remote controls.
  • newegg 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.

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Image Sensor

Image Sensor
Image Sensor Size
23.1 x 15.4mm
Gross Pixels
14.8 MP
Effective Pixels
14.2 MP
Dust Cleaning System
Image sensor cleaning
Airflow Control System
Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
(L) 4608 x 3072
(M) 3456 x 2304
(S) 2304 x 1536

White Balance

White Balance
Fluorescent (7 types)
Direct Sunlight
Preset Manual
All except preset manual with fine tuning


Viewfinder Type
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
95% horizontal
95% verticalApprox.
0.80x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity; -1.0m¯¹) Approx.
18mm (-1.0m¯¹)
Dioptric Adjustment
-1.7 to +0.5m¯¹
Focusing Screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Quick-return type

LCD Monitor

3.0" 230k


Focusing Modes
Single Area AF
Auto-area AF
3D-tracking (11 points)
AF Points
Can be selected from 11 focus points
Focus Lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button


Exposure Control
Auto modes ( auto, auto [flash off])
Scene Modes
Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P)
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
Manual (M)
Exposure Compensation
±5 EV in increments of 1/3EV
Metering System
TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 100 to 3200 in steps of 1 EV
Can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 6400 equivalent) or to approx. 2 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 12800 equivalent
Auto ISO sensitivity control available

Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options:
1 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 6400 equivalent)
2 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 12800 equivalent) Approx.
Auto ISO sensitivity control available


Shutter Type
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Shutter Speed
1/4000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 EV
2 sec.
10 sec.Timer duration electronically controlled


Flash Mode
Auto with red-eye reduction
Auto slow sync
Auto slow sync with red-eye correction
Rear curtain with slow sync
Flash Control
TTL: i-TTL ballanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 420-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash adn SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400 (i-TTL balanced fill-flash available when matrix or center-weighted metering)
Auto aperture: Available with SB-900/SB-800 and CPU lens
Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include BS-900, SB-800, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22S
Distance-priority manual: Available with SB-900 and SB-800
Flash Exposure Compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV


Scene Modes
Night Portrait
Full frame
Thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images)
Movie Playback
Histogram display
Auto image rotation
Image Comment (up to 36 characters)
Highlight point display

Recording System

File Format
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8), or basic (approx 1:16) compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Recording Media


Movie Format
Max. Recording Resolution
1920 x 1080 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps)
1280 x 720 (30p): 30 fps (29.97 fps)
1280 x 720 (25p): 25 fps
1280 x 720 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps)
640 x 424 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps)


Compatible Lenses
AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
AF-S, AF-I: All functions supported
Non-CPU: Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
IX Nikkor lenses cannot be used
Electronic Rangefinder usable with lens with maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster
Type G or D AF NIKKOR not equipped with an autofocus motor: All functions supported except autofocus
AF-NIKKOR for F3AF not supported
Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D color matrix metering II
Type D PC NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and some shooting modes.
Lens Mount
Nikon F bayonet mount



Power Source

EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery


14.2 Megapixel DX-format CMOS Image Sensor
Includes 3x 18-55mm Zoom-NIKKOR VR Image Stabilization Lens
Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound
Compact and Lightweight Design
Easy-To-Use—Featuring Nikon’s Guide Mode
Split-second Shutter Response
Fast 11-point Autofocus System
ISO sensitivity 100-3200, expandable to ISO 12800 equivalent
3-in. monitor with One-Touch Live View shooting and movie capture
Scene Auto Selector
Scene Recognition System
6 Automatic Exposure Scene Modes
Active D-Lighting
Picture Control
Automatic Image Sensor Cleaning
Built-in pop-up flash
In-camera Image Editing
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days
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    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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