Nikon D3100 features, specs and review

Nikon D3100 features, specifications and full video review

Today we are going to take a look at one of the most popular Nikon DSLR cameras.
Nikon D3100 is a 14.2 MP camera that captures high-quality images and videos. This Nikon DSLR has a large 3-inch LCD monitor and is equipped with automatic correction of lateral chromatic aberration that prevents purple/green fringing. The Nikon D3100 supports a GPS unit, for automatically geo-tagging photos. Moreover, this Nikon camera features continuous autofocus during video recording. The Scene Auto Selector function in the Nikon D3100 helps with face detection and subject tracking. This Nikon DSLR includes active D-lighting basic in-camera movie editing options for greater functionality. Besides, this Nikon camera works pretty well in low-light situations without the use of flash.

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Nikon D3100 features:

14.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor delivers beautiful photographs and prints well beyond 20 x 30 inches.

Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound lets you record cinematic-quality movies in Full 1080p HD format (1920 x 1080 pixels).

Easy-to-use-featuring Nikon’s guide mode with intuitive controls and on-board assistance helping you take better pictures every step of the way.

Fast 11-point Autofocus System delivers razor-sharp pictures.

Built-in HDMI port lets you connect directly to your HDTV using an optional HDMI cable.

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.

Picture control lets you choose from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, or Landscape to apply a personal look and feel to your pictures.

Built-in pop-up flash for those times when there isn’t enough light.

Compact and lightweight design
Beautifully styled, ready to go wherever life takes you.

Split-second shutter response eliminates the frustration of shutter delay, capturing moments that other cameras miss.

ISO sensitivity 100-3200, expandable to ISO 12800 equivalent delivers exceptional results, even in the most challenging low-light situations.

Scene auto selector lets the D3100 decide the best mode to match the shooting situation when using Live View.

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Nikon’s image processing engine assures breathtakingly rich image quality, managing color, contrast, exposure, noise and speed.

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.

Active D-Lighting restores picture-enhancing detail in shadows and highlights.

Automatic image sensor cleaning 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.

In-camera image editing allows creative freedom, without the need for a computer, offering easy editing functions.

Nikon D3100 review – video

Nikon D3100 specifications:

Camera Type Digital SLR
Optical Zoom 3.1x
Sensor Resolution 14.2 MP
Screen Size 3″

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size 15.4 x 23.1mm
Sensor Type CMOS

Lens System
Lens Type Zoom lens
Lens For SD AF-S DX 18-55mm VR
Focal Length Range 18mm – 55mm
Focus Adjustment Automatic, Manual
Lens Filter Size 52 mm
Lens System Features Aspherical Lens, Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Auto Focus type TTL contrast and phase detection
Lens Construction 8 group(s) / 11 element(s)
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 27 – 82.5mm

Exposure
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec
Exposure compensation ±5 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Exposure Range EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )
Exposure Metering 3D color matrix II, Center-Weighted, Spot
Exposure Modes Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Bulb, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority, i-TTL Program Flash
Light Sensitivity ISO 100-3200, ISO 12800, ISO 6400, ISO auto
Light Sensitivity Max 12800

Camera Flash
Flash Type Pop-up Flash
Red Eye Reduction Yes
Camera Flash Features AF Illuminator, Flash +/- Compensation, Wireless Off-Camera Control
Flash Modes Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash Memory SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type Optical
Optical Viewfinder Type Eye-level penta-dach mirror
Viewfinder – Field Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8x
Dioptric Correction Range -1.7 to +0.5

Dimensions
Depth 3 in.
Height 3.8 in.
Width 4.9 in.
Weight 16 Oz.

Display
Display Type LCD
Display Rotation Built-in
Screen Details LCD display – TFT active matrix – 3″ – color
Display Size 3″

Microphone
Microphone Type Microphone – built-in – mono
Microphone Operation Mode Mono

Connections
Connector Types 1 x HDMI output, 1 x Hi-Speed USB, 1 x composite video/audio output
Expansion Slot 1 x SD Memory Card

Battery
Battery Form Factor Manufacturer specific

File Format
Digital Video Format MOV
Still Image Format JPEG, NEF (RAW), RAW + JPEG

Resolution
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 40 °C

Other Features
Additional Features 1080p Full HD Movie Recording, AE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Active D-Lighting Technology, Automatic Face Tracking, Brightness Control, Built-In GPS, Built-In Help Guide, Cropping An Image, DPOF Support, Date/Time Stamp, Digital Image Rotation, Direct Print, Exif Print Support, Highlight Point Display, Histogram Display, LCD Live View Mode, Orientation Detection, PictBridge Support, RAW Processing, Red eye Fix, Scene Recognition System (SRS), Text Input To Exif Header, USB 2.0 Compatibility
Face Detection Yes

Nikon D3100 price – around $600

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