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It's going to be great for you! For more info go to http://techexperience.net/go/nikon/
By Amazon Customer on May 3, 2016
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As a previous owner of the Canon Rebel, and since you are a first time user, I feel strongly that you will do better with the Nikon D3100. I say this with experience and here's why; the Canon Rebel is a great camera with many features. It's speed, focus and user friendly operations allows for great performance, however… see more As a previous owner of the Canon Rebel, and since you are a first time user, I feel strongly that you will do better with the Nikon D3100. I say this with experience and here's why; the Canon Rebel is a great camera with many features. It's speed, focus and user friendly operations allows for great performance, however, with a price to come with it. I'm not going to tell you the price, only that it is a bit higher than the Nikon. With the Nikon, you get most of the same great features, "easy-to-use" with a guide for "easy shoot", CD/paper instruction manual, plus if you get the D3100 18-55 VR Kit, it comes with a f/3.5-5.6 VR Lens. Both the lens and camera are covered by extensive warranties which come included. (simply register online). I like the 5 year warranty on the lens alone. But price is the most important function, and if you're concerned with reliability, Nikon is just as a trusted name as Canon, so it will last you a while! I hope this shed some light on your decision. One more note, as with a previous answer to your question, about a "booklet" that comes with the camera, the CD version of the "booklet" will allow better visibility and clearer understanding of the example frames shown in the "booklet". The CD opens up the "booklet" to the size of your monitor on your laptop or computer which makes it easier to read. Thanks. see less As a previous owner of the Canon Rebel, and since you are a first time user, I feel strongly that you will do better with the Nikon D3100. I say this with experience and here's why; the Canon Rebel is a great camera with many features. It's speed, focus and user friendly operations allows for great performance, however, with a price to come with it. I'm not going to tell you the price, only that it is a bit higher than the Nikon. With the Nikon, you get most of the same great features, "easy-to-use" with a guide for "easy shoot", CD/paper instruction manual, plus if you get the D3100 18-55 VR Kit, it comes with a f/3.5-5.6 VR Lens. Both the lens and camera are covered by extensive warranties which come included. (simply register online). I like the 5 year warranty on the lens alone. But price is the most important function, and if you're concerned with reliability, Nikon is just as a trusted name as Canon, so it will last you a while! I hope this shed some light on your decision. One more note, as with a previous answer to your question, about a "booklet" that comes with the camera, the CD version of the "booklet" will allow better visibility and clearer understanding of the example frames shown in the "booklet". The CD opens up the "booklet" to the size of your monitor on your laptop or computer which makes it easier to read. Thanks.
By Ray on May 5, 2013
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Is it possible? Yes, but it depends on a few factors, such as whether the flash is on or off, if you are using manual or auto focus, if you need to re-focus between shots, etc.
The Nikon D3100 has a continuous shooting mode; in that mode, if you do not have to wait for the flash to reload and you want to keep the sam… see more
Is it possible? Yes, but it depends on a few factors, such as whether the flash is on or off, if you are using manual or auto focus, if you need to re-focus between shots, etc.
The Nikon D3100 has a continuous shooting mode; in that mode, if you do not have to wait for the flash to reload and you want to keep the same focus, then yes, it will take pictures for as long as you wish to hold the shutter, with almost no lag between photos.
However, if you are using the built-in flash, you may have to wait a couple of seconds for the flash to reload between shots (most cameras do this), or if you need to refocus between shots it may also take time to do that. But it is much faster than most point-and-shoot cameras.
I leave my D3100 in continuous mode most of the time; when shooting fast moving subjects, I have a better chance of getting the best shot when it takes several right in a row.
One final note: I've found this camera has the best shot-to-shot times when using an SD card with fast write times. Most of the cheap class 2 and class 4 cards are not able to write the pictures to the card fast enough to keep up with the continuous shooting mode and result in a "processing" screen that takes a few seconds to clear. When I put a class 10 card in the camera, that issue disappeared and I now happily take large numbers of photos in short amounts of time. see less
Is it possible? Yes, but it depends on a few factors, such as whether the flash is on or off, if you are using manual or auto focus, if you need to re-focus between shots, etc.
The Nikon D3100 has a continuous shooting mode; in that mode, if you do not have to wait for the flash to reload and you want to keep the same focus, then yes, it will take pictures for as long as you wish to hold the shutter, with almost no lag between photos.
However, if you are using the built-in flash, you may have to wait a couple of seconds for the flash to reload between shots (most cameras do this), or if you need to refocus between shots it may also take time to do that. But it is much faster than most point-and-shoot cameras.
I leave my D3100 in continuous mode most of the time; when shooting fast moving subjects, I have a better chance of getting the best shot when it takes several right in a row.
One final note: I've found this camera has the best shot-to-shot times when using an SD card with fast write times. Most of the cheap class 2 and class 4 cards are not able to write the pictures to the card fast enough to keep up with the continuous shooting mode and result in a "processing" screen that takes a few seconds to clear. When I put a class 10 card in the camera, that issue disappeared and I now happily take large numbers of photos in short amounts of time.

By JC on August 8, 2012
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Yes. I recommend buying & extra battery or two though. I found a good deal on Amazon not to far back & got 2 for the price of one (off brand) & they work great with mine.
By Dragon Mists on October 10, 2013
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Actually, there was a fault of the shipment came to my house. There was no in-voice and wrong item shipped to me. However, I believe it will come with the invoice, if you order it normally from amazon.
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By Hieu Dung on October 2, 2013
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After you push the shutter button half eay down to focus it is instantaneous. When you use continuous there is no delay at all as well. It is not like a small digital camera. I love this camera and it takes some great shots.
By Hal Van Metre on September 10, 2013
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I looked as some sites dedicated to Nikon enthusiasts. Most see to think "import model" means it is a knockoff made in China and Nikon will not warranty it.
By R. LaRue on July 23, 2015
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Memory card is not included.
By LeLe on March 29, 2017
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Yes, but I strongly suggest you use a good tripod while shooting. I don't know about your camera, but I haven't used mine very much yet, and manual focusing can be kind of rough, because the lens barrel fitting is still fairly tight. In fact, I can easily hear it rubbing through the camera's microphone. I found this sh… see more Yes, but I strongly suggest you use a good tripod while shooting. I don't know about your camera, but I haven't used mine very much yet, and manual focusing can be kind of rough, because the lens barrel fitting is still fairly tight. In fact, I can easily hear it rubbing through the camera's microphone. I found this short blip on the net - When AF-F (Full-time Servo AF) is enabled, the D3100 will focus continuously during movie recording...without the need to half-press the shutter button. To enable AF-F, just press the "i" button (twice) and navigate to the right hand column of the info panel display and highlight the 'Focus Mode' tab. Press 'OK' to display the list of options and you'll see your video focusing options. Press OK on AF-F (Full Time Servo Mode). Hope this helps. see less Yes, but I strongly suggest you use a good tripod while shooting. I don't know about your camera, but I haven't used mine very much yet, and manual focusing can be kind of rough, because the lens barrel fitting is still fairly tight. In fact, I can easily hear it rubbing through the camera's microphone. I found this short blip on the net - When AF-F (Full-time Servo AF) is enabled, the D3100 will focus continuously during movie recording...without the need to half-press the shutter button. To enable AF-F, just press the "i" button (twice) and navigate to the right hand column of the info panel display and highlight the 'Focus Mode' tab. Press 'OK' to display the list of options and you'll see your video focusing options. Press OK on AF-F (Full Time Servo Mode). Hope this helps.
By dlrenfro on December 11, 2015