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Nikon D3100

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Key specs

  • CMOS
  • APS-C
  • 23.1 x 15.5 mm
  • 14 megapixels
  • 4608;3072 px
  • Nikon F
  • Contrast Detect (sensor);Phase Detect;Multi-area;Selective single-point;Tracking;Single;Continuous;Face Detection;Live View
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Nikon D3100 Full Specifications

Sensor

Sensor typeCMOS
Image sensor formatDX
Sensor size23.1 x 15.5 mm
Sensor photo detectors15 Mpx
Effective pixels14 Mpx
Image ratio w:h3:2
Max resolution4608, 3072
Other resolutions3456x2304, 2304x1536
ProcessorExpeed 2

Image

ISO Auto
ISO minimum100
ISO maximum12800
Boosted ISO maximum12800
Maximum image resolution4608, 3072
White balance presets12
White balance modesAuto, Manual
Custom white balance
Yes
Photo effectsBlack&White
Image stabilizer
Image stabilization type
Supported aspect ratios16:9
Uncompressed formatRAW
Supported image file formatsJPG, NEF, RAW
AEB/HDR support

Optics & Focus

Lens mountNikon-AF
Optical zoom3 x
Magnification (Crop factor)1.5 x
Maximum aperture3.5
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)Lamp
Contrast autofocus
Brightness adjustment
Focus adjustmentAuto
Autofocus in recording mode
Focal length multiplier1.5×
AutofocusSingle Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lock
Manual focus
Auto Focus (AF) points selectionAuto, Manual
Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Number of focus points11
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)11
Image stabiliserLens based only
Filter diameter2.64 in
Phase detection autofocus

Screen / viewfinder

Articulated LCDFixed
Screen technologyLCD TFT
Screen size3.00 in
Screen dots230000
Touch screen
Field of view95 %
Live view
ViewfinderOptical
Viewfinder coverage95 %
Viewfinder magnification0.8 x
Dioptre correction
Diopter adjustment (D-D)1.7, 0.5
Eye relief0.71 in
Separate info display
Flip-out screen

Photography features

Shooting modesAuto, Manual, Movie
Camera shutter typeElectronic, Mechanical
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure mode
Continuous shooting
Exposure compensation plus5
Exposure compensation minus-5
Expousure compensation steps1/3
Auto exposure lock
Self-timer delay10 s
Histogram
WB Bracketing
Subject / scene modes
Flash sync speed1/200s
External flash connectionHot shoe
Built-in flash
Flash metering systemi-TTL
Flash range472.44 in
External flash
Continuous drive3.0 fps
Scene modes
Children, Close-up , Portrait
Self-timer
Metering modesMulti, Center-weighted, Average
Flash modesAuto, Flash OFF, Redeye Reduction, Slow Sync
Manual settings
Speed (JPEG)3 fps
Speed (RAW)3 fps

Videography features

Maximum resolution1920, 1080
Recording resolutions1280 x 720 px
HD typeFull HD
Supported video file formatsMOV
Analog signal format systemNTSC, PAL
Camera playbackHighlights, Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1280x720
Max frame rate (highest resolution)24 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)30 fps
Motion JPEG frame rate30 fps
Video recording

Audio features

Voice recording
Audio systemMono
Supported audio file formatsPCM
Built-in microphone
Microphone typeMono

Dimensions

Body typeSLR
Body materialPlastic
Colour of productBlack, Red
Weight1.00 lb
Width4.90 in
Height2.93 in
Depth3.78 in
Environmentally sealed
Anti-dust system

Storage

Memory slots1
Compatible memory cardsSD, SDHC, SDXC
Dual memory card slots
Storage typesSD, SDHC, SDXC
Maximum memory card size64 GB
Internal storage4098 mB
Camera file systemDCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.21

Power

Power source typeAC, Battery
Battery life (CIPA)550
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
AC adapter includedY
Number of batteries supported1

Connectivity

USB port
USB version2.0
HDMI
yes
HDMI ports quantity1
HDMI connector typeMini
Microphone port
WirelessEye-Fi Connected
DC-in jack
Remote control
NFC
PictBridge
Bluetooth
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
Firewire

Other features

Orientation sensor
GPS
Calendar
Energy Star certified
Languages support
CHI , CHI , CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR
Tripod mounting supported
Tripod thread1.00 in
On Screen Display (OSD) languages
CHI , CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR
Image editing modesRotating, Trimming

Nikon D3100 Online reviews

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