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Nikon D3100 14.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens (Black)

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  • 14.2MP DX Sensor
  • 3" LCD
  • Live View
  • HD 1080p Video w/ Sound & Autofocus
  • 11-point Autofocus
  • 3 Frames per Second Shooting
  • ISO 100 to 3200 (Expand to 12800-Hi2)
  • Self Cleaning Sensor
  • EXPEED 2, Image Processing Engine
  • Scene Recognition System

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The Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera is a compact, DX-format DSLR that features a 14.2MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 2 image processor to produce high resolution imagery with impressive low-light sensitivity to an expanded ISO 12800. Full HD 1080p video recording is supported at 24 fps and continuous autofocus is also available while recording, or when working in live view, with the full-time servo AF-F focusing mode. For controlling the look and feel of imagery, Active D-Lighting and Picture Control settings help to clearly render difficult lighting scenes and also give you the ability to refine the appearance over six different settings. Six scene modes are also available to help accurately depict common scene types, and Scene Auto Selector can work to intelligently determine the type of scene and settings needed to best represent it. A useful Guide Mode can be employed when beginning to help learn different camera controls and how and why to use them depending on the scene at hand in order to depict it as desired.


  • Type
    Single-lens reflex digital camera

  • Lens Mount
    Nikon F bayonet mount

  • Picture Angle
    Nikon DX format (Effective picture angle 1.5x [Approx.] conversion factor)

  • Effective Pixels
    14.2 million

  • Sensor Size
    23.1mm x 15.4mm

  • Image Sensor Format

  • Image Sensor Type

  • Total Pixels
    14.8 million

  • Dust-reduction system
    Image sensor cleaning 
    Airflow Control System 
    Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)

  • Image Area (pixels)
    4,608 x 3,072

    3,456 x 2,304

    2,304 x 1,536

  • File Format Still Images
    JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression 
    NEF (RAW) 
    NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats

  • Picture Control
    Selected Picture Control can be Modified 

  • Storage Media

  • Card Slot
    1 Secure Digital (SD)

  • File System
    Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0 
    DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) 
    EXIF 2.21 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 

  • Viewfinder
    Eye-level Pentamirror Single-Lens Reflex viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Frame Coverage
    95% Horizontal 
    95% Vertical Approx.

  • Viewfinder Magnification
    0.80x Approx.

  • Viewfinder Eyepoint
    18mm (-1.0m¯¹)

  • Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment
    -1.7 to +0.5m¯¹

  • Focusing Screen
    Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen

  • Reflex Mirror
    Quick-return type

  • Lens Aperture
    Instant-return type 
    Electronically Controlled

  • Lens Compatibility at a Glance***
    AF-S Lens Required for Autofocus

  • Compatible Lenses
    AF NIKKOR for F3AF not Supported 
    AF-S, AF-I: All Functions Supported 
    AI-P NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except Autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II 
    Electronic Rangefinder can be used if Maximum Aperture is f/5.6 or Faster 
    IX NIKKOR Lenses Cannot be Used 
    Non-CPU: Can be used in mode M, but Exposure Meter does not Function; Electronic Rangefinder can be used if Maximum Aperture is f/5.6 or Faster 
    Other AF NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II 
    Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except Autofocus 
    Type D PC NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except Autofocus and some Shooting Modes

  • Shutter Type
    Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane

  • Shutter Speed
    1/4000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 EV 

  • Fastest Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec.

  • Slowest Shutter Speed
    30 sec.

  • Flash Sync Speed
    Up to 1/200 sec. 
    Synchronizes with shutter at 1/200s or slower

  • Shutter Release Modes
    Quiet Shutter Release 
    Self-timer mode 
    Single-frame [S] mode

  • Frame Advance Rate
    Up to 3 fps (manual focus, mode M or S, shutter speed 1/250 sec or faster, and other settings at default values)

  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution
    3 frames per second

  • Self-timer
    2 sec. 
    10 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled

  • Exposure Metering System
    TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor

  • Metering Method
    Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8mm circle in center of frame 
    Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses) 
    Spot: Meters 3.5mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point

  • Metering Range
    0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20°C/68°F) 
    2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens at 20°C/68°F)

  • Exposure Meter Coupling

  • Exposure Modes
    Aperture-Priority Auto (A) 
    Auto modes ( auto, auto [flash off]) 
    Manual (M) 
    Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P) 
    Scene Modes 
    Shutter-Priority Auto (S)

  • Scene Modes
    Night Portrait 

  • Exposure Compensation
    ±5 EV in increments of 1/3EV

  • Exposure Lock
    Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button

  • Mirror Lock Up
    Yes (for image sensor cleaning)

  • ISO Sensitivity
    ISO 100 - 3200
    Hi-1 (ISO 6400)
    Hi-2 (ISO 12,800)

  • Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity

  • Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity

  • Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity
    2 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 12800 equivalent)

  • Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options
    1 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 6400 equivalent) 
    2 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 12800 equivalent) Approx. 
    Auto ISO sensitivity control available

  • Active D-Lighting

  • Dynamic AF Mode
    Number of AF points: 11 (3D-tracking)

  • Auto-area AF Mode

  • Autofocus System
    Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection

  • Detection Range
    -1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)

  • Lens Servo
    Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status

  • Focus Point
    Can be selected from 11 focus points

  • Focus Lock
    Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button 
    Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)

  • Focus Modes
    Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A) 
    Continuous-servo (AF-C) 
    Face-Priority AF 
    Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only 
    Normal area 
    Single-servo AF (AF-S) 
    Wide area

  • Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points

  • Built-in Flash

  • Flash Control
    i-TTL Balanced fill-flash, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR

  • Flash Sync Modes
    Front-curtain sync (normal) 
    Rear-curtain sync 
    Red-Eye reduction 
    Red-Eye reduction with slow sync 
    Slow sync

  • Flash Compensation
    -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV

  • Flash-ready indicator
    Blinks for 3 sec. after flash is fired at full output 
    Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit such as SB-910, SB-900, SB-400, SB-80DX, SB-28DX or SB-50DX is fully charged

  • Accessory Shoe
    ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and ata contacts and safety lock

  • Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
    CLS Supported

  • Flash Sync Terminal
    Sync Terminal Adapter AS-15 (available separately)

  • White Balance
    Direct Sunlight 
    Fluorescent (7 types) 
    Preset Manual 

  • Live View Shooting

  • Live View Lens servo
    Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) 
    Manual focus (MF)

  • Live View AF-area mode
    Face-priority AF 
    Wide-area AF 
    Normal-area AF 
    Subject-tracking AF

  • Live View Autofocus
    Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)

  • Live View Scene Auto Selector
    Auto mode 
    Auto (flash off) mode

  • Movie Metering
    TTL exposure metering using main image sensor

  • Movie Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
    640 x 424 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps) 
    1280 x 720 (25p): 25 fps 
    1280 x 720 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps) 
    1280 x 720 (30p): 30 fps (29.97 fps) 
    1920 x 1080 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps)

  • Movie Maximum recording time
    10 min.

  • Movie File Format

  • Movie Audio recording format
    Linear PCM

  • Movie Audio recording device
    Built-in monaural microphone

  • Movie
    HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps 
    HD 1,280x720 / 30 fps 
    HD 1,280x720 / 24 fps 
    VGA 640x424 / 30 fps 
    Movie with sound

  • Movie Audio
    Built-in microphone, monaural

  • Monitor Size
    3.0 in. diagonal

  • Monitor Resolution
    230,000 Dots

  • Monitor Type
    Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD

  • Playback Functions
    Auto Image Rotation 
    Full Frame 
    Highlight Point Display 
    Histogram Display 
    Image Comment 
    Movie Playback 
    Thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images) 

  • In-Camera Image Editing
    Before and After 
    Color Outline 
    Edit Movie 
    Filter Effects 
    Image Overlay 
    Miniature Effect 
    NEF (RAW) Processing 
    Perspective Control 
    Quick Retouch 
    Red-Eye Correction 
    Small Pic 
    Color Balance 
    Distortion Control

  • Interface
    Accessory Terminal: Remote Cord: MC-DC2 (available separately); GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately) 
    HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector 
    Hi-speed USB 
    Video Output: NTSC, PAL

  • GPS
    GP-1 GPS unit (not included)

  • Supported Languages
    Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) 

  • Battery

  • Battery / Batteries
    EN-EL14 Lithium-ion Battery

  • Battery Life (shots per charge)
    550 shots (CIPA)

  • AC Adapter
    EH-5a AC Adapter

  • Tripod Socket
    1/4 in.

  • Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)
    4.9 in. (124.46 mm) x 3.8 in. (96.52 mm) x 2.9 in. (73.66 mm)

  • Approx. Weight
    16 oz. (455 g)
    camera body only

  • Operating Environment
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) 
    Less than 85% (no condensation)

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 11923
Warehouse Location N/A
Condition New
Color Black
Manufacturer Nikon
Warranty Included Yes
Megapixels 14
Optical Zoom No
Manufacturer Part Number 25472
Screensize 3" LCD
UPC/EAN 0018208254729
What's in the Box
  • D3100 Camera Body
  • AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
  • EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-24 Quick Charger
  • DK-20 Rubber Eyecup
  • AN-DC3 Camera Strap
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
  • NikonView NX CD-ROM


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