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The Nikon D3100 is an entry level digital SLR camera aimed at photographers making their first venture into SLR ownership. To ensure that it is as easy to use and understand as possible, the D3100 is equipped with a Guide mode and a host of assist options to help you get the best from both the camera and your photography. The D3100 also features a new 14.2 megapixel CMOS digital sensor and new EXPEED 2 image processor to ensure that photos are of excellent quality and definition. In addition to great still photos, the Nikon D3100 is capable of full 1080P HD video with sound via the press of its D-Movie button. A lightweight digital SLR that is far from light on features, the Nikon D3100 allows beginners to capture beautiful images exactly as they intended. More
Nikon D3100 - 2 Year Warranty
To take advantage of the extended warranty you are required to register the product within 30 days of purchase. The camera or kit must have been distributed by Nikon UK & Republic of Ireland, through an official UK retailer such as Wex Photographic.
For details on how to register your product online please click here. Alternatively you can complete the in-box warranty slip or telephone 0800 408 5060 (Nikon UK).
A new DX-format CMOS image sensor and image-processing engine, EXPEED 2, both developed by Nikon enable capture of high-definition images with superior image quality
The D3100 is equipped with a new Nikon DX-format CMOS image sensor and a new image-processing engine, EXPEED 2, both developed by Nikon. The CMOS image sensor offers an effective pixel count of 14.2-million pixels (D3000: CCD image sensor with 10.2-million effective pixels) and enables capture of high-definition images exhibiting superior image quality with extremely detailed rendering and rich tones. The camera also makes the most of its standard sensitivity settings up to ISO 3200 (D3000: ISO 100–1600) and additional increases up to HI 2 (ISO 12800 equivalent), with shooting under dim lighting, such as in the evening or indoors, as well as with sports scenes of rapidly moving subjects.
EXPEED 2 is Nikon's new image-processing engine, developed by refining the concepts, know-how and technologies regarding digital images that Nikon has spent years cultivating. It maximizes the performance of the CMOS image sensor to suppress noise in still images and movies and produces images that faithfully reproduce vivid colours.
A refined Guide mode that is even easier to use
Guide mode has been refined to make most camera operations even easier, from shooting to image playback and editing to the application of camera settings, regardless of the user's skill level.
Other new functions built into Guide mode
*Only available when compatible Eye-Fi memory card is inserted.
Live view mode that allows users to use the camera monitor to easily frame still image or movies
By simply rotating the live view switch, the view through the lens is displayed in the monitor, enabling immediate live view recording. This makes shooting feel more like shooting with a compact digital camera, easing the transition to digital-SLR for beginners. In addition, various information such as the shooting mode, time remaining (movie mode) and battery indicator can be shown in the live view display.
D-Movie for recording and editing full-HD movies and AF-F (full-time servo AF) focus mode for movie recording
The D3100 is equipped with the D-Movie function that enables recording of high-definition movies (with monaural sound) by simply pressing the movie-record button. Movies can be recorded with the same aperture and other settings applied in Guide mode, and movies that take full advantage of the characteristics of individual interchangeable lenses, whether wide-angle, telephoto or fisheye, can be recorded for movies that are only possible with a digital-SLR camera. In addition, the camera also offers an AF-F (full-time servo AF) focus mode for movie recording. When AF-F mode is enabled, the camera focuses continuously during movie recording without the need for holding the shutter-release button down halfway. The D3100 also offers in-camera movie editing functions that allow users to save a single frame as a still image or delete unnecessary portions from the beginning or end of movie files.
Scene auto selector built in
The D3100 is equipped with the scene auto selector function. When live view mode is enabled in Auto or Auto (flash off) mode, the camera automatically analyzes the scene and selects the appropriate shooting mode from Portrait, Landscape, Close up or Night portrait.* This function allows users achieve the intended images while leaving all settings up to the camera.
* Scene auto selector is disabled with manual focusing.
Other functions and features new to the D3100
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Estate Agent bought for internal shots
from West Yorkshire
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Comments about Nikon D3100 Digital SLR with 18-55mm VR Lens:
Estate agent, bought the camera mainly for internal photography with the addition of a wide angle lens.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great First SLR
About Me Getting started, Hobbyist/Enthusiast
I have purchased this my first SLR to use with my Swarovski scope , as my hobby is Birdwatching i will be able to connect my new camera up to my scope and do some Digiscoping.
Great little camera
I use the camera mainly for bird photography but with a Nikon 300mm zoom lens. Works well. The auto focus is about the only thing I can fault. It tends at times to drift and when focus is lost it seems reluctant to re-focus.
Good all rounder
This is an excellent, versatile, entry level DSLR which I would thoroughly recommend.It is well-equipped and takes good pictures under all kinds oflight conditions. Even using a Nikon 55-300mm zoom lens full out it produces good quality pictures under a variety of light conditions.
About Me Getting started
Bought for my daughter as a first SLR birthday present. A Canon almost won the race but I (Dad) like Nikon. It's not just the camera, the keen price and the speed of delivery all of which surprised me. I called Wex, the guy who dealt with this was excellent, great communication, answered every question I had and finished with (while taking the order) comes with a spare battery. Its an entry level camera, from a focused company with focused, knowledgeable sales people. Its a class act camera from a class act company.
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nikon d3100 digital s l r
About Me Casual user
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Tilford 2
Great product, easy to use with fantastic results.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great all round DSLR
What a fantastic camera, it was recommended to me by a professional photographer. I'm just a beginner and it's great for just getting started to taking some amazing and professional shots. Easy to use & light weight. I checked other prices and Wex are very competitive, mine also came with a free additional battery. I used my memory card from my old digital which was fine. The 18 - 55mm lens is good for close up pictures, portrait, general shots and landscapes, though if you were doing this professionally you might in the future want to look at getting an additional longer lens for landscapes.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I have only been using the camera for a couple of weeks but already I am producing what I think are very good images.
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By Rocket Ron
About Me Ex Film Hobbyist
After using film cameras for years and having my own darkroom, the simplicity of digital prints renews my interest.Took the D3100 on holiday and provided a lasting memory of a great place. I took hundreds of shots on one charge and one sd card. As an entry level camera, I would recommend. I have not owned the camera long enough yet to assess its long term usability, but if it is anything like all my Nikon film equipment then I won't be disappointed.
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