Nikon D3100 14.2 Megapixels Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm & 55-200mm NIKKOR VR Lenses, 3in TFT LCD Display

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The Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera is an affordable, compact and lightweight photographic power-house. It features a high-resolution 14.2 MP CMOS sensor along with a feature set that's comprehensive yet easy to navigate - the intuitive onboard learn-as-you-grow guide mode allows the photographer to understand what the 3100 can do quickly and easily. This particular package includes two stellar NIKKOR lenses; the all-purpose 18-55mm and its long-range sister and the 55-200 VR lens. These lenses allow you to photograph everything from groups in small rooms to subjects far in the distance. Capture beautiful pictures and amazing Full HD 1080p movies with sound and full-time autofocus. Easily capture the action other cameras miss with a fast start up time, split-second shutter release, 3 frames per second shooting and 11-point autofocus. Capture pictures and make movies in near darkness with an ISO range of 100 to 3200 (expandable to 12800-Hi2).

EXPEED 2, Nikon's new image processing engine, assures breathtakingly rich image quality, managing color, contrast, exposure and noise. One-touch Live View and movie recording lets you see the action on the 3" monitor and the Scene Recognition System automatically chooses the ideal settings. You can also select from 6 Automatic Exposure Scene Modes- Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up or Night Portrait for stunning results in otherwise challenging conditions.

Active D-Lighting restores picture-enhancing detail in shadows and highlights. A built-in pop-up flash is ready for those times when there just isn't enough light and in-camera image editing allows creative freedom and effects, without the need for a computer.

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Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Image stabilization (72) , Good image quality (67) , Easy to use (63) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (55) , Large clear LCD (48) , Fast shutter speed (47) , Quiet (42) , High ISO performance (37) , Tilt /swivel LCD (5)
Noisy at high ISO (4) , Lag / shutter delay (3)
Best Uses:
Family photos (61) , Landscape/scenery (54) , Travel (52) , Wildlife (42) , Low light (40) , Sports/action (38) , Weddings (26) , Video (19)
Reviewer Profile:
Casual photographer (30) , Photo enthusiast (28) , Semi-pro photographer (8) , Photography student (4) , Pro photographer (3)

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Key Features

  • 14.2 Megapixel DX-format CMOS Image Sensor delivers beautiful photographs and prints well larger than 20 x 30in
  • 3x 18-55mm /3.5-5.6G and 3.6x 55-200mm f/4-5.6G Zoom-NIKKOR VR Lenses with legendary NIKKOR optical quality and fast, accurate autofocus for vivid color, striking contrast and crisp detail and VR image stabilization to ensure the sharpest hand-held pictures and movies
  • Compact and Lightweight Design: Beautifully styled-Ready to go wherever life takes you
  • Help Function - One-touch Access to In-camera Assistance: When viewing menu items and you don't understand a function, just press the help button. A description of the currently selected item will be displayed while the button is pressed. Release the button and the previous screen appears
  • Easy-To-Use Guide Mode: Taking 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
  • 18 Guide Mode Shooting Options
  • Split-second Shutter Response: Eliminates the frustration of shutter delay, capturing moments that other cameras miss
  • Fast 11-point Autofocus System
  • Advanced White Balance Control: The Improved Scene Recognition system offers outstanding auto white balance performance that nearly rivals the precision of the D3s, Nikon's flagship camera. White is reproduced more faithfully while maintaining stable color balance regardless of light source
  • ISO Sensitivity 100-3200, Expandable to ISO 12800: Equivalent delivers exceptional results, even in the most challenging low-light situations
  • Large 3in Monitor: Live View with AF Modes
  • Easy-to-view Finder - New Superimposed Indicators for a Better View: During autofocus, D3100's superimposed indicators and BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen provide a cleaner, less cluttered view from corner to corner
  • Rangefinder - Quick and Easy Focusing: When focusing manually, the electronic rangefinder helps you quickly achieve proper focus. It is especially useful when shooting in dimly lit settings
  • AF Mode for Live View and Movie Shooting: Full-time-servo AF (AF-F), Single-servo AF (AF-S),
  • AF-area Modes for Live View and movies: Normal-area AF, Wide-area AF, Face-priority AF, Subject-tracking AF
  • Scene Auto Selector: Lets the D3100 decide the best mode to match the shooting situation when using Live View
  • EXPEED 2: Nikon's new image processing engine assures breathtakingly rich image quality, managing color, contrast, exposure, noise and speed
  • Scene Recognition System
  • 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
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • Active D-Lighting: Restores picture-enhancing detail in shadows and highlights
  • Picture Control: Lets you choose from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, or Landscape to apply a personal look and feel to your pictures
  • Automatic Image Sensor Cleaning
  • Built-in Pop-up Flash: When the light gets low or you find yourself shooting in tricky backlit lighting, use the built-in pop-up flash to brighten the scene. It activates automatically when needed depending on exposure mode, or can be enabled manually
  • Continuous 3fps Shooting: D3100 can shoot approximately 3 frames per second - great for capturing dynamic motion and elusive facial expressions that are a challenge for any photographer. Simply rotate the release-mode selector and shoot away
  • Eye-Fi Support - Transfer Photos and Movies Wirelessly
  • Date Imprint - Stamp Photos with Shooting Date: Know the exact date you took a photo. The position of the date changes automatically depending on camera orientation
  • In-camera Image Editing: Allows creative freedom, without the need for a computer, offering easy editing functions. Including Miniature effect, Color outline, Perspective control, Color balance, Monochrome (Sepia), Fisheye, Filter effects (Cross screen), Soft filter, NEF (RAW) Processing
  • Playback Functions: Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar), playback by date, playback with playback zoom, movie playback, slide show with transitions, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
  • Long-lasting Lithium-ion Battery - Plenty of Stamina for Plenty of Photos: The Rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL14 delivers up to approximately 550 frames on a single charge. Now you can focus on getting the shot rather than worrying about battery power
  • Supported Languages: Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
  • ViewNX 2 software - Your Imaging Toolbox & Smart Image Management

Technical Specs

Camera Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Resolution Total: 14.8 Megapixels, Effective: 14.2 Megapixels
Sensor 23.1 x 15.4mm Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor
File Formats NEF (RAW), 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
File Size 4608 x 3072 (L), 3456 x 2304 (M), 2304 x 1536 (S)
Creative Color Modes Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome
Movie Modes Yes HD 1080P (24fps; recording duration 10 minutes)
HD 720P (30, 25, 24fps user selectable; recording duration 10 minutes)
VGA/SD equivalent (30fps; recording duration 10 minutes)
QVGA equivalent (30fps; recording duration 10 minutes )
Image Stabilization Depends on lens
Crop Factor 1.5x
Lens AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR
AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR
Zoom 18-55mm: 3x
55-200mm: 3.6x
Lens Mount Nikon F-bayonet
AF-S and AF-I lenses: All functions supported
Type G or D AF NIKKOR without built-in autofocus motor: All functions except autofocus supported
IX NIKKOR lenses not supported
Focus Type Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
11 focus points (including one cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 1' 8" to 9' 10")
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F), Manual focus (MF)
AF-area mode: Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Focus Range 18-55mm: 11" (0.28m) to infinity
55-200mm: 3.5' (1m) to infinity
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount 18-55mm: 52mm, 55-200mm: 52mm
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
Shutter Speeds Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
1/4000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV, Bulb
Metering Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame
Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Exposure Modes Auto modes (auto, auto [flash off ]); Scene Modes (Portrait; Landscape; Child; Sports; Close up; Night portrait); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M), -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV, Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
White Balance Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine turning
Burst Capability Up to 3 frames per second
Self Timer 2 sec, 10 sec
Interval Recording No
Remote Control MC-DC2 (available separately), GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
Built-in Flash Built-in pop up, auto, auto with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye correction, and rear curtain with slow sync
Effective Flash Range Guide number: Approx. 39' (12m), 43' (13m) with manual flash (ISO 100), -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
External Flash Connection Hotshoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Dedicated Flash System 1 TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 420-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400 (i-TTL balanced fill-flash is available when matrix or center-weighted metering is selected)
Auto aperture: Available with SB-900/SB-800 and CPU lens
Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-900, SB-800, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22S
Dedicated Flash System 2 Distance-priority manual: Available with SB-900 and SB-800
Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-900, SB-800, or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with built-in flash and all CLS-compatible flash units
Max Sync Speed 1/200
Memory Card Type SD, SDHC, & SDXC compliant
Recording Formats MOV, H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 (24p): 24fps (23.976fps)
1280 x 720 (30p): 30fps (29.97fps)
1280 x 720 (25p): 25fps
1280 x 720 (24p): 24fps (23.976fps)
640 x 424 (24p): 24fps (23.976fps)
Video Clip Length 10 minutes
Audio Recording Linear PCM
Viewfinder Type Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Diopter adjustment: 1.7 to +0.5 m-1
Eyepoint: 18mm (-1.0 m-1)
Magnification: Approx. 0.8 x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Focusing screen: Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Viewfinder Coverage Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Display 3in, Approx. 230k-dot TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Live View Yes
Connectivity USB - Hi-speed USB, Type C mini-pin HDMI connector, NTSC, PAL
Operating/Storage Temperature Temperature: 32 to 104 deg.C (0 to 40 deg.C)
Battery Type EN-EL14 rechargeable Li-ion battery (included)
Power Adapter EH-5a AC adapter (sold separately); requires EP-5A power connector (sold separately)
Dimensions Camera: 4.9 x 3.8 x 3in / 124.46 x 96.52 x 76.2mm
18-55mm Lens: 2.9 x 3.1in / 73.66 x 78.74m
55-200mm Lens: 2.9 x 3.9in / 73.66 x 100mm
Weight Body without battery, memory card, or body cap: 1lbs / 453g
18-55mm Lens: 9.3oz / 263.65g
55-200mm Lens: 11.8oz / 335g
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