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.
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.
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 specifications:
|Camera Type||Digital SLR|
|Sensor Resolution||14.2 MP|
|Sensor Size||15.4 x 23.1mm|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Optical Viewfinder Type||Eye-level penta-dach mirror|
|Viewfinder - Field Coverage||95%|
|Dioptric Correction Range||-1.7 to +0.5|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in - mono|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Mono|
|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 Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Digital Video Format||MOV|
|Still Image Format||JPEG, NEF (RAW), RAW + JPEG|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|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|