14.2 Megapixel DX-format CMOS Image Sensor delivers beautiful photographs and prints well beyond 20 x 30 inches.
Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound lets you record cinematic-quality movies in Full 1080p HD format (1920 x 1080 pixels).
Easy-To-Use-Featuring Nikon's Guide Mode with intuitive controls and on-board assistance helping you take better pictures every step of the way.
Fast 11-point Autofocus System delivers razor-sharp pictures.
3-in. monitor with One-Touch Live View shooting and movie capture.
Built-in HDMI port lets you connect directly to your HDTV using an optional HDMI cable
Control Image and Movie Playback with most HDTV remote controls
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.
Picture Control lets you choose from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, or Landscape to apply a personal look and feel to your pictures.
Built-in pop-up flash for those times when there isn?t enough light
Includes 3x 18-55mm Zoom-NIKKOR VR Image Stabilization Lens with 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.
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.
ISO sensitivity 100-3200, expandable to ISO 12800 equivalent delivers exceptional results, even in the most challenging low-light situations.
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.
Active D-Lighting restores picture-enhancing detail in shadows and highlights.
Automatic Image Sensor Cleaning uses an ultrasonic process and exclusive Airflow Control combats the accumulation of dust in front of the image sensor, safeguarding image quality shot after shot.
In-camera Image Editing allows creative freedom, without the need for a computer, offering easy editing functions.
Dimensions Width 4.9 in. (124.46mm) Height 3.8 in. (96.52mm) Depth 2.9 in. (73.66mm)
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D3100 a Great light-weight camera
from Washington, DC
This is a great camera. I'm a novice in photography but this is definitely a great camera for those like myself.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Love it. I started off with a Pentex K1000 and loved it for its ease of use. I have used it for 35+ yrs. I was looking for a good quality DSLR that would be as easy to use as my trusty old Pentex. I looked at several different cameras and settled on this Nikon D3100 based on the reviews of both pros and ams on how easy it was to learn to use. My wife is getting an interest in photography and I wanted something that would be easy for her to use. Thanks Nikon
Brilliant value for money
By Sam the Brit
from Las Vegas, NV
Awesome pictures, great in built instructions, so easy to use. Even my 3 year old daughter can not take bad photos with this camera! Buy it, seriously it doesn't get any better for the price!
A good deal, just not that good
By Junior Crime Scene Tech
from Northern Virginia
Couldn't wait to get my camera to replace one that was stolen. I decided to go with the camera kit because the pic had some items that I had planned on buying anyway. Somewhat disappointed but then I didn't expect much with the price given. First of all that tripod is worthless. I wouldn't trust it with my cheap point and shoot let alone a new DSL camera. Its weak, cheap, with no support. One of the legs already had a dent in it and one of the retaining screws was rusted and stripped out. The camera bag was a waist of time to even include in the package. Also, there may be an SD card reader in the site pic but there was no SD card reader to be found in the kit. As for missing pieces, I also could not find the shipping receipt inside the package anywhere. Camera works great, even better than the one it replaced. The lens cover is awesome, SD card a plus. That would be a decent enough package deal for the price; the rest is just a waist of time and space. I got my tripod, tripod bag, camera case and SD card reader after checking out what was sent. You think your getting a good deal with the extras that come with the double lens kit but save the frustration and just get the double lens kit. You can get better accessories separately.
Very nice, professional yet simple
from Orlando, FL
A very nice professional camera that is easy to operate. Bought it for my daughter's wedding. It takes great photos. It also has a video capability which is a plus. Came with both an 18-50 and and a 55-200 lens set. It is easy to operate but has a lot of features that are a little difficult to learn for the amateur photographer.
Great Beginner DSLR
By Kids and stuff
from Columbus, MS
Must do some studying to use any DSLR but takes great pictures even on auto settings. Not bulky like some. My wife loves it. Do some research on lense packages. Some kit lenses aren't very good. Would not hesitate to recommend this camera.
By Christmas Shopper
Easy to use camera. Beach Camera offered the best deal and delivered promptly.
Finally upgraded to a digital camera
By Tom W
from Colonie, NY
I will use it to take photos and videos of my granddaughters and for vacations. I was glad to get a very good Nikon SLR with all the extras.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Lubbock, TX
Although the image includes a 16 GB SD card, the Kit does not include that. So the package image is misleading.