Wish to get into the magnificent world of photography? Use this attractive, entry-level DSLR from Nikon, one of the premium camera manufactures of the world, and start taking beautiful pictures and fascinating movies.
Design and Display
Configured in classic DSLR design, the D3100 comes with surprisingly close dimen'sions and a deeply sculpted hand grip on the right side. Ergonomically crafted, this small DSLR has a rough finish with rubberised grip and secure thumb-rest areas. The 3-inch diagonal TFT, LCD monitor has a 230,000-dot composition and can be adjusted to 7 levels of brightness, showing strikingly clear pictures.
The Nikon DSLR D3100 is geared with an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens that features the fabulous NIKKOR optical quality; quick and precise autofocus for vivid colour; striking contrast; and crisp detail. Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization provides the sharpest pictures and videos, reducing the impact of camera shake. Its close-up capabilities catch excellent, detail shots even at a 0.9 feet focus distance.
The Nikon DSLR D3100 features the CMOS image sensor that offers an effective count of 14.2-million pixels, making you capture high-definition images with superior quality, detailed rendering and rich tones. The images can be enlarged to different sizes without having to compromise on pixels.
EXPEED 2 Image Processor Exclusively developed by Nikon, an image processing engine called EXPEED 2 provides increased noise reduction and vivid colours, ensuring a quick processing. It is also capable of processing movies at a great pace, with unbelievable quality.
ISO Sensitivity This Nikon red digital camera comes with a standard ISO sensitivity range of 100-3200. One of the advantages of this digital camera is that its ISO sensitivity can be extended up to Hi 1 - 6400 and further to Hi 2 - 12800 of the ISO speed, giving an opportunity to take crystal clear photographs, even after sunset or and in low-light situations.
Shutter speed decides how professional a camera really is. With 30 to 1/4000 sec shutter speed, this Nikon digital SLR makes you click pictures of falling rain drops, exactly as it appears to your eyes.
Exposure Metering System
With its exposure metering system, this Nikon entry-level DSLR helps you control the exposure of light in a specific area of the scene, giving you immen'se freedom of focusing.
The added advantage of this D3100 is that it comes with a unique, high-end face detection feature that detects up to 35 human faces. You can easily take group photos with your friends, efficiently detecting different gestures made by them.
Scene Auto Selector
This function gives you the freedom of leaving all settings up to your Nikon camera for clicking pictures. When the live view mode is enabled in auto mode, this red DSLR analyses the scene and automatically selects the most apt shooting mode from Portrait, Landscape, Close up or Night portrait modes.
This DSLR is endowed with a number of shooting modes, such as quite shutter release mode, self-timer mode and single frame shooting mode. Apart from these modes, it also comes with the below mentioned shooting modes, upgrading you photographic expeditions to a higher level.
Continuous shooting mode: Via the continuous shooting mode, you can shoot 3 frames per second for clicking a particular action frame by frame.
Guide mode: Guide mode, a special feature designed by Nikon, teaches you step by step how to change camera modes. Whether it is a charming portrait against a defocused background or any other object surrounded by bright light, you just select a mode setting that suits that particular scene and let the Guide mode do the rest. Guide mode also comes with 3 shooting techniques: use the viewfinder, use live view, and shoot movies.
Live view mode: Via the live mode, you can have the view through the lens displayed on the monitor, facilitating an immediate live view recording. The live-view display shows information including the shooting mode, time remaining (movie mode) and battery indicator, giving a professional touch to your work.
The special white balancing feature captures images with the right tone and colour, while shooting in different light temperatures. This Nikon digital gear is capable of setting the white balance automatically, when you take photos in direct sunlight or in shade.
Consumer Electronics Control Bus
This entry-level digital SLR comes with a separate bus named CEC (Consumer Electronics Control). Using this cable, you can connect your camera to an HD TV and playback all the images and videos you shot, using a remote control.
Full HD Recording
Armed with a specially designed D-Movie function, this Nikon red digital camera helps you make and edit amazing HD movies with 1080 pixel resolution and monaural sound by pressing the movie-record button. The AF-F (full-time servo AF) focus mode allows you to record movies with continuous focus, without even holding the shutter-release button down halfway. The impressive movie editing options help you save a single frame as a still image and delete unwanted portions of the movie files.
14.2 mega pixels entry-level DSLR camera.
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens.
3-inch diagonal TFT, LCD monitor with 230,000-dot composition.
Features EXPEED 2 image processor, face detection up to 35 human faces, full HD recording with in-camera movie editing.
ISO sensitivity range of 100-3200 which can further be extended up to Hi 2 - 12800 ISO speed.