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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
  • 3 in
  • no
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Nikon D3100 Full Specifications

Sensor

CMOS
DX
23.1 x 15.5 mm
15 Mpx
14 Mpx
3:2
4608, 3072
3456x2304, 2304x1536
Expeed 2

Image

Yes
100
12800
12800
4608, 3072
12
Auto, Manual
Yes
JPG, NEF, RAW
Black&White
No
No
16:9
RAW
No

Optics and focus

Nikon-AF
3 x
1.5 x
3.5
Lamp
Auto
Yes
Yes
Yes
1.5×
Single Auto Focus
Yes
Yes
Auto, Manual
Yes
11
11
Lens based only
2.64 in
Yes

Screen and viewfinder

3.00 in
Fixed
LCD TFT
230000
No
95 %
Yes
Optical
95 %
0.8 x
Yes
1.7, 0.5
0.71 in
No
No

Photography features

Auto, Manual, Movie
Electronic, Mechanical
30 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
5
-5
1/3
Yes
Yes
10 s
Yes
No
Yes
1/200s
Yes
472.44 in
Auto, Flash OFF, Redeye Reduction, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
i-TTL
Yes
3.0 fps
Children, Close-up , Portrait
Yes
Multi, Center-weighted, Average
Yes
3 fps
3 fps

Videography features

1920, 1080
Yes
1280 x 720 px
Full HD
MOV
NTSC, PAL
Highlights, Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails
1280x720
24 fps
30 fps
30 fps

Audio features

No
Mono
Yes
Mono
PCM

Design

SLR
Plastic
Black, Red
Yes
No

Dimensions

1.00 lb
4.90 in
2.93 in
3.78 in

Storage

4098 mB
SD, SDHC, SDXC
64 GB
Yes
1
SD, SDHC, SDXC
DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.21

Power

AC, Battery
550
Lithium-Ion
1
Y

Connectivity

Yes
1
Mini
Yes
2.0
Yes
Eye-Fi Connected
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No

Other features

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
CHI , CHI , CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR
Yes
1.00 in
CHI , CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR
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