Nikon D3100 Price Review in India DSLR D3100

Nikon D3100 review is an entry-level DX-format camera, ideal for photographers preparing to refine their skills in DSLR cameras. This camera has a CMOS image sensor of dimensions 23.1 x 15.4 mm, which enables you to capture fabulous images at 14.2 megapixels. The swift EXPEED 2 processing engine of this digital SLR supports an aspect ratio of 3:2. You can record your memories and shoot full HD movies on the Nikon D3100 at 1920 x 1080 resolution (24 fps).

Nikon DSLR D3100 is compact and easy to carry at 445 g (without battery). The rubber panel on the rear of the camera gives you a firm thumb grip, while the ergonomically designed body with rounded edges lets you hold the camera steady. This Nikon digital SLR camera has a secure Mode dial which features 13 operating modes. The base of this dial has a lever that lets you switch between Single, Continuous, Self-timer and Quiet modes with one simple flick of the finger.

The camera works on a rechargeable Li-Ion EN-EL14 battery capable of clicking 550 images when fully charged. The Nikon D3100 camera has an eye level pentamirror viewfinder as well as a LCD screen for image composition. The 3 inch TFT LCD display with 230,000 dot resolution offers you a pleasant Live View experience. You can use SD, SDHC or SDXC memory cards for optimum storage of the images and video captured on the D3100.

The D3100 DSLR camera comes with an AF-S 18-55 mm lens that is fitted on a Nikon F-mount. This DSLR is compatible with several NIKKOR lenses, thus giving you an opportunity to experiment with several types of lenses. The aperture of this Nikon DSLR ranges from f/3.5 - 5.6, while the shutter speed has a wide range of 1/4000 - 30 seconds. The shutter of the D3100 is an electronically controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter, and also has a Bulb setting to help you take brighter images even in dim light scenarios.
Nikon DSLR D3100

The camera has a 3x optical zoom, which you can increase by interchanging this lens with another zoom lens. The Nikon D3100 has 11 point auto focus module that promises razor sharp focus and the 3D tracking gives you clearly focused images of a subject in motion.

The light sensitivity of a DSLR reduces the risk of blurry images when taking pictures at faster shutter speeds or dark situations. The Nikon D3100 has a wide ISO range of ISO 100 - 3200 sensitivity which can be boosted up to ISO 12800. You can further brighten your composition by using the built-in pop up flash and the hot shoe for an attaching an external flash.

The Nikon D3100 is equipped with the Guide mode, a feature that helps you get better acquainted with the camera and its many settings. Another vital feature is the Dual Integrated Dust Reduction System of the Nikon D3100. The camera has a built in Image Sensor Cleaning and Airflow Control systems that effectively keep dust away from the CMOS sensor. Never worry about blurry clicks as the Image Stabilizing feature of D3100 detects and corrects them for you.
You can try out the cool scene modes like Sports, Close up, Night Portrait and add more personality to your captures. The in-camera editing feature lets you retouch as well as add effects to images and videos. The Nikon D3100's Face Detection feature spots up to 35 faces in a frame and focus on them to give you a sharp image. You can also delay the tripping of the shutter by 2 or 10 seconds with the self-timer function.

In the continuous mode, this Nikon DSLR will click a burst of images at 3 frames per second, capturing every single unforgettable moment. The D3100 Nikon DSLR camera stores images in RAW or JPEG and videos in MOV format. The Nikon D3100 is HDMI compatible, so you can view the pictures and videos with your family and friends on a big screen HDTV. You can also transfer your captures onto a computer or a laptop via the high speed USB 2.0 port. Nikon D3100 Price in India is Rs.30900/-

Nikon DSLR D3100 Specifications and Features:
455 g
124 X 96 X 74.5 mm
14.2 Megapixels
LCD Info Display
Low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD
Image Display Resolution
230000 dots
Eye-level penta-Dach mirror type; built-in diopter adjustment (-1.7 to +0.5m-1)
LCD Size
3.0 inch
Sensor Type
Sensor Size
23.1 x 15.4 mm
Auto Focus
TTL phase detection by Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus module with AF-assist (range Approx. 0.5-3m), 11 focus point; Detection range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20C/68F),
Lens Type
Nikon F mount
Manual Focus
Focal Length
Approx. 1.5x lens focal length
Power Supply
Rechargeable EN-EL14 Li-ion battery, EH-5a AC adapter (available separately; requires optional EP-5A power connector )
Battery Type
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14
USB Cable
USB 2.0
Image Sizing
4608 x 3072
Video Format
MOV movie (H.264/MPEG-4 compression format with monaural sound)
Image Format
NEF (12 bit compressed RAW) JPEG (Baseline-compliant)
Built in Flash
Flash Modes
Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain
External Flash
Maximum Shutter Speed
1/4000 sec
Minimum Shutter Speed
30 sec
Sync Terminal
1/200 sec
3D color matrix metering (type G and D lenses, color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses), Center-weighted (weight given to 8-mm circle in center of frame), Spot metering (meters 3.5-mm circle centered on selected focus point)
ISO Rating
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (12800 with boost)
Red Eye Reduction
Picture Angle
Approx. 1.5x lens focal length
Self Timer
2 or 10 sec
Face Detection
Shooting Modes
Single frame shooting mode, Continuous shooting mode: approx. 3fps, Self-timer mode, Quiet Shutter Release
Continuous Shots
Continuous shooting mode: Approx. 3fps
Delete Function
White Balancing
Auto (TTL white-balance with 420-pixel RGB sensor) Incandescent Fluorescent Direct sunlight Flash Cloudy Shade White balance preset

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