The Best Camera for a Newbie Photographer
For a newbie photographer, choosing the right camera to get started is the first step of taking quality photographs. There are several good options available for an entry level photographer who is serious about quality. The Nikon D3100 offers one of the best choices in affordable digital SLR cameras. The D3100 camera is a fully automatic DSLR which also offers manual photography modes. For a newbie photographer, this is the best set-up. At first, the D3100 is used as a point and shoot automatic camera, just like any consumer-level camera. In this mode the Nikon D3100 takes very good photos under most conditions. This camera even offers a live-view LCD for people who are transitioning from taking photos on a smartphone or non-SLR camera. The viewfinder, of course, offers better framing of photographs and faster reaction time of the camera. So as users evolve to taking better photos with the DSLR camera, these additional features become necessary, yet easier to use.
Nikon designed the D3100 specifically for users who want to migrate from a non-DSLR camera, but want much higher quality and more control of the photos. The auto-focus and white balance features of the camera, yield amazing photos in most light conditions. The new CMOS image sensor, provides better focus in a shorter amount of time, than most professional photographers could perform. Image focus is easily set up on specific object, or over the entire viewing area.
The D3100 camera includes the Nkikor 3X 18 mm- 55 mm VR Image Stabillization Lens. This is a nice starter lens for any newbie photographer. The Vibration Reduction VR is no gimmick. Shots come out clear, even during movement of the camera during exposure.
One of the best features of the Nikon D3100 is the continuous shooting time. With a rate of 3 photos per second, the continuous shooting mode is great for taking photos where shots cannot be missed. In order to shoot photos this quickly, a high speed SDHC memory card is needed. A Class 10 card with 30 MB/s transfer speed handles the high rate of data from the camera during continuous shooting photography.