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Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S Nikkor Zoom Lens (OLD MODEL)

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  • 14.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor; 3-inch monitor with One-Touch Live View shooting and movie capture
  • Includes 3x 18-55mm Zoom-NIKKOR VR Image Stabilization lens
  • Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound
  • Easy-To-Use Nikon Guide Mode with intuitive controls and on-board assistance
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards (not included)
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Nikon D3100 Digital SLR: Preview by dpreview.com

Nikon D3100 Digital SLR: Preview by dpreview.com
Nikon has unveiled the D3100, its latest entry-level offering and its first DSLR that can record full 1080p HD videos. Successor to the popular D3000, it is built around a 14.2 CMOS sensor and a 3 inch LCD. As well as movies it gains Live View shooting, a wider ISO range ( 100-3200 expandable to 12800) and a host of small revisions. We've been given access to a pre-production version of the camera which we've used to prepare a hands-on preview, looking at the changes Nikon has made to its best-selling DSLR.

Read the full Nikon D3100 preview at dpreview.com


Product Details

Style: 18-55mm VR Lens
  • Product Dimensions: 2.9 x 3.8 x 4.9 inches ; 1.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003ZYF3LO
  • Item model number: 25472
  • Batteries 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (912 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #173 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 17, 2010

Product Description

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From the Manufacturer

Nikon's affordable, compact and lightweight D3100 digital SLR features a high-resolution 14-megapixel CMOS DX sensor, high-quality 3x NIKKOR 18-55mm VR image stabilization zoom lens and intuitive onboard assistance including the learn-as-you grow Guide Mode.

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.

Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Highlights
Capture 3 frames per second for fast action shooting.

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-inch 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.

Nikon D3100 Highlights

Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Highlights
Easy-to-use Guide Mode walks you through the settings you need for the shot you want.
14.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS Image Sensor
Delivers beautiful photographs and prints well beyond 20 x 30 inches.

Includes 3x 18-55mm Zoom-NIKKOR VR Image Stabilization Lens
Included lens offers the legendary NIKKOR optical quality and fast, accurate autofocus for vivid color, striking contrast and crisp detail and VR image stabilization to ensure the sharpest hand-held pictures and movies.

Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video
Features full-time autofocus and sound; record cinematic-quality movies in Full 1080p HD format (1920 x 1080 pixels).

Easy-To-Use
The D3100 features Nikon's Guide Mode with intuitive controls and on-board assistance helping you take better pictures every step of the way.

Compact and Lightweight Design
Beautifully styled--ready to go wherever life takes you.

Split-second Shutter Response
Eliminates the frustration of shutter delay, capturing moments that other cameras miss.

Fast 11-point Autofocus System
Delivers razor-sharp pictures.

ISO sensitivity 100-3200, expandable to ISO 12800 equivalent
Delivers exceptional results, even in the most challenging low-light situations.
Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Highlights


3-inch monitor
Features One-Touch Live View shooting and movie capture.

Scene Auto Selector
Lets the D3100 decide the best mode to match the shooting situation when using Live View.

EXPEED 2
Nikon's new image processing engine assures breathtakingly rich image quality, managing color, contrast, exposure, noise and speed.

Scene Recognition System in Live View
Automatically optimizes exposure, autofocus, and white balance, allowing you to obtain beautiful photos without the hassle of making complicated camera adjustments yourself.

6 Automatic Exposure Scene Modes
Just set the Mode dial to 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.

Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Highlights
D-Lighting in action.

Picture Control
Choose from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, or Landscape to apply a personal look and feel to your pictures.

Automatic Image Sensor Cleaning
Ultrasonic process and exclusive Airflow Control combats the accumulation of dust in front of the image sensor, safeguarding image quality shot after shot.

Built-in pop-up flash
Perfect for those times when there isn't enough light.

In-camera Image Editing
Allows creative freedom, without the need for a computer, offering easy editing functions.

Compatible Lenses
  • AF-S and AF-I: All functions supported
  • Type G or D AF NIKKOR without built-in autofocus motor: All functions except autofocus supported. IX NIKKOR lenses not supported.
  • Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D color matrix metering II. Lenses for F3AF not supported.
  • Type D PC NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and some shooting modes.
  • AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D color matrix metering II.
  • Non-CPU: Autofocus not supported. Can be used in exposure mode M, but exposure meter does not function.
Note: Electronic rangefinder can be used if lens has a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.

What's in the Box
D3100 digital SLR camera body; AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens; EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-24 Battery Charger, DK-5 Eyepiece Cap, DK-20 Rubber Eyecap, AN-DC3 Camera Strap, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover, BF-1B Body Cap, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM

Product Description

Nikon's affordable, compact and lightweight D3100 digital SLR features a high-resolution 14-megapixel CMOS DX sensor, high-quality 3x NIKKOR 18-55mm VR image stabilization zoom lens and intuitive onboard assistance including the learn-as-you grow Guide Mode.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.Lens: 5-Year Warranty (1-Year International + 4-Year USA Extension).

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This is excellent for somebody who doesn't have tons of money for expensive photography…The quality is great, it's easy to work, and understand, and it's reasonably priced. Read more ›
Takes pictures quickly. The quality is good. And provides much better depth of field with the standard lens then I thought. Read more ›
This camera is amazing. The pictures are crisp, and I definitely love the "Guide" mode. The camera is light weight and not so big like other DSLR cameras. Read more ›
I am really enjoying what this camera brings to the table. I am really impressed with all the features and the quality of photos are amazing. Read more ›
But it just isn't fast enough inside. Outside, pictures are great. Inside, even with proper settings, it just doesn't work - weird coloring, blurry, etc. Read more ›
I am an amateur photographer. I have taken some great photos with it, and the images are great. I can't talk about technical aspects, but I did get a 55-300mm lens as well,… Read more ›
I've always had the cheaper camera's. It's easy to use (for a non-professional). Takes the best pictures ever! Read more ›
It's great for the novice photographer. It produces colorful, sharp images, has a long battery life, it is easy to use, and fairly compact in size. Read more ›
nice quality camera. easy to use. a professional photographer said to me, "D3100? Read more ›
This camera is excellent. It's easy to use with some minor navigation through the menu's. It has lots of features and it's of course a Nikon. Read more ›
I bought this for my husband and I. Neither one of us know cameras very well but this one is fairly easy to use. Takes great pictures of our new baby! Read more ›
I am not going to go into all of the details as to which camera has what features…Features are great but would rather have fewer features but better photos and videos! Read more ›
The basics--shooting and viewing photos--are simple...even my 6 year old grandson thinks he is mow a professional photographer! But the other features are awesome. I do not… Read more ›
Always wanted a good DLSR and got a great one at a great price. The settings wheel is easy to use and understand and helps take great pics in almost any setting. If I ever… Read more ›
The camera has many features and is easy to use, but a product that requires a SIM card for use should include one!!! Imagine the disappointment of opening a Christmas… Read more ›
Once you get the hang of all the knobs and settings it is a great buy. Is great for anyone who is not a pro as well. Read more ›
I actually was able to set up the camera and go through all the settings…Each setting is clearly described on the menu screens so that you know what you are changing. T… Read more ›
This camera is excellent for the beginner photographer and an average person wanting to take great photographs. The price is reasonable too. Read more ›
This camera is good enough to take familiar pictures with a good nice quality, its also a great camera if you want to…The lens is not so big but the price is good enough, Read more ›
I…So if you want a camera the you can change lens and do more this one is the perfect one, and the price is great at amazon, other places I looked, they charge you more. Read more ›
For the price this is a terrific camera. You can purchase this and still have money left over for a higher quality lens. Read more ›
If you are an aspiring beginner taking…The price is amazing, and once you learn the finer points of photography this camera can be used to take some amazing pictures. Read more ›
I'm a high school student, and this is my first DSLR. I think that for what you get, the price is awesome. Photo quality is great, and it has a guide mode to help out in… Read more ›
There are enough options that I can get my manual adjustment fix, and my wife can turn on an automatic mode to get it closer…The lens does a great job, and is really sharp. Read more ›
Very good entry level dslr, very easy to use. The extra lens is a great bonus, I am very pleased with this purchase. Read more ›
I got this camera for my class and is a good camera, the only thing a see is tha is little slow wen u use the automatic lens but is good for a beginners. Read more ›
I had a small bit of a learning curve as the buttons and icons are different between the 2 brands,…The camera was easy to hold and carry, the kit lens was fast to focus. Read more ›
it great camera take great pictures the extra lens is great if need to be used on picture your taking Read more ›
It's my first DSLR, and it's all I was hoping for. The kit lens is a great intro lens, the camera is easy to use and Nikon's screen graphics are helpful and intuitive. It… Read more ›
The d3100 is a great dslr camera for a beginner or an expert. The photo and video quality are amazing! Would recommend this camera to anyone. Read more ›
Absolutely love it! The pictures are astonishing and the video quality is good as well. Very nice camera, the usability as well has been well thought so that you never miss… Read more ›
In auto mode, it automatically adjusts to flower mode when you get close up to something. And the HD video is....... AWESOME!! Read more ›
It takes great action shots and video, and does well in low light even without the flash (which pops up automatically). I consider myself an amateur when it comes to… Read more ›
It is cheap and it takes great images. It has video, which is nice, although I do not use it so I can't give an in depth review of that functionality. Make sure that you… Read more ›
Low light no flash shots are great with this lens. The video is great, but I really think 1080p is over hyped. 720p is fine and a lot easier to deal with if you want to put… Read more ›
But even shooting Jpeg the image quality is great. The camera is quiet (important when shooting wildlife) and the focus is quick. Occasionally I'd have an issue with the… Read more ›
Right out of the box the camera was easy to use and produced…The focus indicator works very well during use to let you know which item in your field of view is in focus. Read more ›
I normally shoot with…Auto-focus is extremely accurate when the plane of focus is clearly defined, but I select my focus point and use the camera's electronic rangefinder. Read more ›
The 18-55mm lens included in the kit is great except that the maximum…The auto focusing gives you many options, and when used correctly, the focusing is perfect and sharp. Read more ›
The VR does an excellent job of cleaning up the shakes and vibrations. Auto focus does a decent job keeping up with faces & motion. It has basically eliminated carrying an… Read more ›
First off, it is not very easy to focus this thing without the automatic focus on, and that doesn't focus my shots in the direct spot I want, but instead, only the center… Read more ›
- 1080p video at 24fps - Battery life is fantastic. Read more ›
I recently returned from a two-week vacation where I used the camera and…Battery life was outstanding; photo quality was marvelous at all times and in all conditions. U… Read more ›
I got a refurbished 3100 I arrived the battery charger was non functional. I looked closer and could see the case was slightly melted no wonder it did not work. Read more ›
I have been super happy with this camera. Okay, the battery is amazing...I mean its incredible. I read one review that said battery life was bad. Read more ›
I have clicked almost 2000 odd pics. Battery life is great. Flash power is great. Read more ›
The D3100 camera picture…The battery life is excellent and I used it for 2 consecutive days, taking a lot of pictures and some video, and the battery is still charged. A… Read more ›
Long use on the battery. Easy to learn and use. I highly recommend! Read more ›
Shooting is easy too in auto mode. Lots of fun stuff to learn if you are just getting into DSLRs. Hopefully, I'll learn more of it in the upcoming year and then report back. Read more ›
I took on my 20th anniversary vacation to Boston and it was great! It is easy to learn how to use. I would strongly recommend this camera to anyone. Read more ›
But, for someone who is looking to explore photography as a hobby, I would HIGHLY recommend this camera. It's controls are streamlined and very easy to learn. You will be… Read more ›
As an amature, I find this camera perfect, very easy to learn to use, tons of features, works exceptionally well, I shoot in raw format, I show the photographs and movies… Read more ›
It's simplicity is great a rookie could become the best photographer .. It's a great camera to learn with Read more ›
These issues aside, I feel that I got a pretty good deal for the money. The interface is relatively intuitive, and the capabilities and features are plentiful. Read more ›
The…The menu did take me awhile to get used to but the buttons are well within reach for quick adjustments to the most common settings (aperture, iso, shutter speed). P… Read more ›
Even I, a total cameraphobe, figured out how to take really beautiful pictures with it…The interfaces are intuitive and the camera is smart enough to correct your mistakes. Read more ›
The battery lasts a long time. As a beginner, the interface is really easy to use and intuitive, not intimidating at all. I don't have a whole lot to say about the video… Read more ›
+ supports SDXC cards on…+ (25-Sep-2010): has buttons that are well organized especially the video recording mode with a lever so you cannot mistakenly activate recording. Read more ›
Takes great pictures -- you appear almost professional. Easy user interface. I liked mine so much that when my daughter became interested in photography it was the perfect… Read more ›
(2.)The grip is comfortable and very functional. (3.) Color balance is good with the built in flash (not sure how it functions over longer distances...haven't tried it. Read more ›
It hasn't mic input, that's a shame. It has a really good color depth and sharpness lens. Read more ›
I always lower my ISO to 100 when I'm outside because I crave rich color but it's just not there. I have tried Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual. Read more ›
Pros: Takes great pictures, the color is very true to real life color. Human & fur kid subjects are so detailed in the pictures & show every whisker, hair, e.g. Read more ›
Received it about 3 weeks before…Using the automatic mode this camera produces very good pictures (especially shooting kids in motion) with great color and resolution. I… Read more ›
Well, the camera takes amazing pictures, even with the 300mm lens which I know is "darker" than the 18-55mm; but when you…The photos are very sharp and the color is vivid! Read more ›
It is smaller and not quite as heavy as some of the other DSLRs out there, which is great when you're…Live view is great- screen is crisp, very detailed, and beautiful. M… Read more ›
You wont…The smaller 18mm viewfinder Diopter Adjustment screen is really clear and actually usable unlike other cameras in the same category, that still offer this feature. Read more ›
I filmed a short video for work, and the quality was better than the "professional" they hired previously. Large 3" LCD screen is nice. Uses the standard Nikon mount for… Read more ›
The body seems solid and lightweight, and the grip is perfect. The screen is the perfect size. The lens that came with it is pretty good, and as a beginner new lenses are… Read more ›
The guide features are very useful and provide basic information about things. The rear LCD display is very bright and viewable in sunlight. Read more ›
amazing picture quality. upgraded to d5100 for the flip out (and nicer) screen, which i feel was the greatest complaint. the screen is okay, but might need to zoom in to… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2,509 of 2,570 people found the following review helpful By Michael Allebach on September 23, 2010
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For the cost of this camera, I don't think you can get anything better. The low light performance is off the charts. As a wedding photographer I regularly shoot with Nikon's high end professional equipment and I was amazed how close this camera is to a pro camera. Now let me get specific. In order to compare I took a look at 100% files out of each camera I own.

Which camera excels Nikon D3100($Cheap) VS. D300($1600) VS. D700 ($2,700):
* Lens = The D3100 is the only camera that comes with a lens at it's normal price
* ISO Performance = Tie between D3100 and D700! (It could be Nikon's new processing but the JPEG looks fantastic I was shooting D3100 on 6400iso with very little noise at all)
* Low Light Focusing = D700
* Focus Speed = D700
* External Buttons & Controls for Pros = D700
* Menu Navigation = D3100
* Ease of Use = D3100
* Megapixel = D3100 (14.2)
* Sensor size = D700 (Much more important than megapixels but I won't get into this)
* Can use older lenses with functionality = D700 & D300
* Video = D3100 of course! 1080P video looks amazing.
* Frame Rate = D300 at 6 photos a second
* Weight = D3100 (light as a feather)
* Ergonomics = D700 (big enough for all my finger)

Lens:
The lens is a kit lens, it will work outside but not so great in low light. The Vibration Reduction will help indoors but Vibration Reduction can't stop a child or pet in motion indoors. Consider buying a 35mm 1.8dx AFS for around $200 and you will be super happy with this camera.

Video:
I purchased the 3100 specifically to shoot video, so I put on Nikon's brand new 85mm 1.4g Nano lens and shot video with it. The lens costs more than double the camera but I wanted to see how the 1080P video looked.
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514 of 524 people found the following review helpful By jpullos on October 16, 2011
Style Name: 18-55mm VR Lens
I am a photography teacher in NYC and online. (See my Amazon profile for my website.) I teach beginner and intermediate photography students every week. I've also been a professional photographer for the last five years with images published in The New York Times, GQ, New York Magazine, Women's Wear Daily, The New York Observer, The Village Voice and Time Out New York.

(This review is for beginner photographers.)

If you're a beginner, you're most likely asking yourself: Nikon or Canon? Really, I feel confident in saying that you can't go wrong with either. I've used both brand's cameras extensively and find that they both offer amazing image quality with well-built, solid cameras that, if taken care of, will last decades. There are two differences between the cameras, though, that can be taken into consideration.

The user-interface: If cameras were computers, Nikons would be PCs and Canons would be MACs. PCs are built for people not afraid of technology whereas Macs are built for people who want things super-easy. Nikons excel at customization options which means you'll see so many more options with the Advanced features of a Nikon than you will with a Canon. Canons, on the other hand, excel at ease-of-use for beginners. Canons offer less advanced options and can be easier to learn on. This can be frustrating down the line, though, once you've learned a lot about photography. At that point you may want all of the options that Nikon offers and be frustrated with your Canon. If you're someone who really likes to delve deep into your hobbies or if you're intent on becoming a professional photographer, I'd say a Nikon would be your best bet.
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671 of 703 people found the following review helpful By VIPUL D KAPADIA on September 23, 2010
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Hurray! The long wait is over! Nikon had us wait for such a long time for its newer models (D3100 and D7000) and it was just when we started thinking if Nikon will ever have an answer, anytime soon, to Canon's T2i, 7D and 60D) they released these two wonderful cameras - D3100 and D7000. Let's focus on D3100, shall we?

So I finally had a chance to get hold of this D-SLR at Best Buy today. I am not a pro by any means but I have used many different D-SLRs including Canon (40D, T2i, XSi) and Nikon (D90, D5000). When I picked-up the camera for the first time, my initial reaction was, "whoa - this is so small and light weight"! It wasn't that I wasn't aware of the specs - I knew them beforehand but I was still blown away by how small and light it felt when I held it in my hands. Then, I thought, the grip would not be very comfortable but I was wrong as holding and operating the camera is just fine - thanks to Nikon's well-thought-out design and grip. For the size and feel, it's very similar to D3000 but has more goodies from the higher versions. So from an initial wow factor, I quickly moved on to focusing on features and capabilities.

I have just started using this camera so more update will follow but in the meantime my initial assessment of this camera is - I am impressed! It is one heck of a camera which can certainly compete against the best in its class (Canon T1i, T2i, Nikon D5000). Check out detailed reviews at dpreview (.com) and cameralabs (.com) - they should be added soon if not already there.

I love this camera because it:
+ has enough mega pixels for my needs (14.2).
+ captures crystal clear images (thanks to EXPEED2 processor & the CMOS sensor, the sensor is slightly smaller than the one used in D7000).
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