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Nikon D3100 review

Nikon's 14.2MP D3100 is a great choice for novices and those on a budget

Nikon d3100 review

The auto white balance setting has produced a very neutral image despite the mixture of deep shade and window light in this scene (see full image)

Test shot 1

ISO 100, f/11, 1/60th sec, Evaluative metering, 0EV exposure compensation, Standard (See full image)

Nikon d3100 review

Shooting at the 55mm end of the 18-55mm kit lens at f/5.6 has enabled us to blur the back ground here (see full image)

Nikon d3100 review

Taken in the D3100's black and white mode with the contrast pushed to the maximum (see full image)

Test shot 2

ISO 100, f/11, 1/125th sec, Evaluative metering, 0EV exposure compensation, Standard (See full image)

Test image 3

ISO 100, f/11, 1/160th sec, Evaluative metering, 0EV exposure compensation, Vivid (See full image)

Test image 5

ISO 100, f5.6/, 1/125th sec, Evaluative metering, 0EV exposure compensation, Standard (See full image)

Test image 6

ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/125th sec, Evaluative metering, 0EV exposure compensation, Vivid (See full image)

Test image 7

ISO 100, f/6.3, 1/160th sec, Evaluative metering, 0EV exposure compensation, Vivid (See full image)

Test image 8

ISO 100, f/8, 1/250th sec, Evaluative metering, 0EV exposure compensation, Standard (See full image)

Test image 10

ISO 100, f/8, 1/250th sec, Evaluative metering, 0EV exposure compensation, Vivid (See full image)

test image 11

ISO 100, f7.1/, 1/200th sec, Evaluative metering, 0EV exposure compensation, Standard (See full image)

Test image 12

ISO 100, f/7.1, 1/200th sec, Evaluative metering, 0EV exposure compensation, Vivid (See full image)

Test image 13

ISO 100, f/4, 1/60th sec, Evaluative metering, 0EV exposure compensation, Standard (See full image)

Test image 14

ISO 100, f/4.5, 1/80th sec, Evaluative metering, 0EV exposure compensation, Standard (See full image)

Test image 15

ISO 100, f/9, 1/320th sec, Evaluative metering, 0EV exposure compensation, Standard (See full image)

Test image 16

ISO 100, f/8, 1/250th sec, Evaluative metering, 0EV exposure compensation, Standard (See full image)

Test image 17

ISO 100, f/5, 1/100th sec, Evaluative metering, 0EV exposure compensation, Standard (See full image)

Test image 18

ISO 100, f/9, 1/320th sec, Evaluative metering, 0EV exposure compensation (See full image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLR Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution14.2 Megapixel
USBYes
Optical Zoom3.1x
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesLive View, Aperture Priority, Face Detection, External Flash Shoe, Manual White Balance
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeSLR
Weight (Approximate)505 g
Minimum Focus Distance280 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3072
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution14.8 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height96 mm
Width124 mm
Depth74.5 mm
Autofocus Points11
Focal Length18 mm to 55 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelD3100
Product NameD3100 Digital SLR Camera
Manufacturer Part NumberVBA280KU02
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

The stunningly simple-to-use D3100 is every family's answer to beautiful images. Whether the moment calls for a family portrait or a sharp shot of toddlers on the run, Guide Mode shows you how to capture stunning photos in no time at all. D-Movie lets you record full HD movie clips and capture the action in superb quality day or night. Nikon's advanced EXPEED 2 image processing engine maximizes the performance of the 14.2 megapixel CMOS sensor for amazingly clear images with vivid colors. Incredibly lightweight for an SLR, the D3100 makes it easy to capture your family looking wonderful wherever you go.

Package Contents
  • D3100 Digital SLR Camera
  • 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6GII AF-S DX Nikkor Lens
  • Rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14 Battery
  • Battery Charger MH-24
  • AN-DC1 Neck Strap
  • Hot Shoe Cover BS-1
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Shield
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • DK-20 Eyecup
  • CD-ROM
Display Resolution230000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year