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Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera: Review, Prices, Best Deals

Updated on December 29, 2011

Convenient and easy to use, the Nikon D3100 digital camera gives you wonderful, brighter pictures. Its help mode facilitates and accelerates the creation of memorable images in any situation. The D-video allows you to record video in Full HD and capture the event with excellent quality day and night. Advanced EXPEED image processing system 2 expands opportunities CMOS image sensor with a resolution of 14.2 million pixels to create stunningly clear pictures with rich colors.

Live View mode with automatic selection of the plot - the automatic choice of the plot determines the optimal mode for the subject and the subject you want to impress, and continuous-servo AF mode allows you to keep objects in focus without pressing the shutter button. Picture Control settings allow you to define the look and atmosphere shots before shooting. A choice of six settings: "Standard", "Vivid, Neutral, Monochrome, Portrait and Landscape." is available in this Nikon D3100 camera. Dual built-in dust removal system: the system Image Sensor Cleaning and Airflow Control does not allow the dust on the camera matrix and the appearance of spots on pictures. Special controls for frequently used functions such as Live View, D-video and the shutter, turn the work with the camera into a real pleasure.

Nikon D3100 14.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens features are the following;

Camera’s Matrix: CMOS sensor, the size of 23,1 x 15,4 mm (format DX), 14,2 effective pixels.

Camera’s class: entry-level SLR camera.

Image Resolution: 4608 x 3072 [L] 3456 × 2304 [M] 2304 × 1536 [S].

Sensitivity is from 100 to 3200 ISO in increments of 1 EV. The ability to automatically control ISO sensitivity is available.

Lens AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55 mm II with a fast silent autofocus

Focusing Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous servo AF (AF-C); automatic mode selection AF-S/AF-C (AF-A); predictive focus tracking automatically activated when focusing on facility. Manual Focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used

Continuous shooting up to 3 frames per second (manual focus mode, «M» or «S», shutter speed 1 / 250 s, for all other settings default)

Image recording NEF (RAW); JPEG: Compatible with JPEG baseline with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or low compression (approx. 1:16); NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both formats: NEF (RAW) and JPEG;

Video recording: MOV 1920 × 1080, 24 fps; 1280 × 720, 30 fps; H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding.

Audio recording formats: linear PCM.

Shutter Electronically controlled vertical-travel shutters.

Modes of Exposure: Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D); color matrix metering II (other lenses with built-in microprocessors); central: 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame, Spot: Meters in a circle with a diameter 3.5 mm (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point.

White Balance Auto (TTL white balance with main image sensor and 420-pixel RGB-sensor), "Incandescent," "Fluorescent" (7 types), "Direct slonechny light", "Flash", "Rain" "Shadow", "Manual", for all modes except the mode "Manual", the ability to fine tune.

Self-timer: Can be selected from 2 and 10 seconds.

LCD Monitor: 3.0-inch TFT LCD monitor with 230,000 pixels and adjustable brightness

Supported type of memory card SD / SDHC

Built-in flash guide number of approximately 12/39, 13/43 with manual flash mode (m / ft, 100 units of ISO, 20 ° C/68 ° F); «Auto, Portrait, Child, Close Up, Night portrait: auto flash with auto lift; P, S, A, M: raises hand button

DPOF (Direct Print) Support

Communication with a PC interface USB 2.0, HDMI connector type C

Audio and Video output NTSC / PAL

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14 (supplied)

The following items are usually (optional) supplied with the Nikon D3100 camera: camera, lens AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55 mm VR with fast quiet autofocus, lithium-ion battery EN-EL14, Quick Charger MH-23, Eyepiece Cap DK-5, Rubber Eyecup DK-20, Camera Strap AN-DC3, Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1, a protective cover BF-1A, a CD-ROM with software

Dimensions (L x W x H, mm) 74.5 x 124 x 96 mm.

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      ridwan shafal 5 years ago

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