The Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera is an affordable, compact, and lightweight photographic power-house. It features a high-resolution 14.2 MP CMOS sensor along with a feature set that’s comprehensive yet easy to navigate – the intuitive onboard learn-as-you grow guide mode allows the photographer to understand what the 3100 can do quickly and easily. Capture beautiful pictures and amazing Full HD 1080p movies with sound and full-time autofocus. Easily capture the action other cameras miss with a fast start up time, split-second shutter release, 3 frames per second shooting and 11-point autofocus. Capture pictures and make movies in near darkness with an ISO range of 100 to 3200 (expandable to 12800-Hi2). EXPEED 2, Nikon’s new image processing engine, assures breathtakingly rich image quality, managing color, contrast, exposure and noise. One-touch Live View and movie recording lets you see the action on the 3″ monitor and the Scene Recognition System automatically chooses the ideal settings. You can also select from 6 Automatic Exposure Scene Modes- Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up or Night Portrait for stunning results in otherwise challenging conditions. Active D-Lighting restores picture-enhancing detail in shadows and highlights. A built-in pop-up flash is ready for those times when there just isn’t enough light and in-camera image editing allows creative freedom and effects, without the need for a computer.
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Two Lens VR Zoom Kit
Includes the 18-55mm Zoom-NIKKOR VR lens and AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm lenses, ideal for shooting wide through telephoto subjects. Both NIKKOR lenses offer fast, accurate autofocus and VR image stabilization for sharp hand-held pictures and movies.
Exceptional image detail
DX-format 14.2-megapixel CMOS sensor
Nikon equipped the D3100 with a newly developed CMOS sensor for outstanding subject detail and smooth color gradation. Whether shooting photos or Full HD movies, the sensor is crucial to image quality. The high pixel count of D3100’s sensor produces photos of striking clarity, revealing all the nuance of the original scene with minimum noise—ideal for intricately detailed textures and noise-free background defocus.
Bring moments to life
Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound
Discover the difference a digital SLR makes when shooting movies. A wide selection of NIKKOR lenses gives you freedom to explore different angles and obtain lovely defocused backgrounds while the D3100’s advanced imaging system assures outstanding quality. And for action sequences, new Subject-tracking AF keeps subjects properly focused. After the shoot, view movies on the large 3-inch LCD and perform simple editing tasks like trimming scenes before or after a designated point. HDMI compatibility lets you connect the D3100 to an HDTV with an optional HDMI cable, with playback managed by most TV’s remote controls.
Compact and lightweight design
At only approx. 1 lb. 1.8 oz., the compact and lightweight D3100 goes where you go. And it’s so easy to use thanks to the ergonomic grip that simplifies shooting, both in horizontal and vertical positions. New dedicated controls for frequently used functions like Live View,
D-Movie and shutter release modes further enhance ease of use.
Nikon’s Guide Mode
The sure way to obtain desired results
An enchanting portrait against a softly defocused background, or a radiant couple surrounded by sparkling lights. Taking photos like these is easy with the D3100’s Guide Mode—in-camera guidance that shows you step-by-step how to change camera settings. Just select a Guide Mode setting that matches the scene then let Guide Mode assist. Not only will you obtain the desired results, you’ll understand how you achieved them. Guide Mode even displays sample photos so you’ll know what to expect from each setting.
Catch the decisive moment
Split-second shutter response and continuous 3 fps shooting
D3100 can shoot approximately 3 frames per second—great for capturing dynamic motion and elusive facial expressions that are a challenge for any photographer. Simply rotate the release-mode selector and shoot away. Split-second shutter response eliminates the frustration of shutter delay, capturing moments that other cameras miss.
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14.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor
3.0 inch LCD with 230,000 dots
1080p HD video with full-time AF
11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
IS0 100-3200 range (12800 expanded)
RAW + JPEG shooting