Nikon D3100 DSLR – Review And Specifications

About Nikon D3100 DSLR

First of all, I need to say that Nikon D3100 DSLR camera is a Nikon D3000’s substitute. Therefore, dedicated to those who come into contact first with DSLR cameras, which features a 14.2MP sensor and method for rendering movies in Full HD mode. In general, however, Nikon has tried to make his way in this market with gadgets fun and easy to use.

Nikon D3100 DSLR Review Specs

Nikon D3100 DSLR Review Specs

Resolution: 14.2 megapixel DX format CMOS sensor
ISO: ISO 100-3200, expandable to 12800
Focusing 11 AF points
Movie Mode: HD movie mode
Flash: Built-in popup flash
LCD Screen: 3-inch LCD panel, 230,000 pixels
Battery: Lithium-Ion battery pack, EN-EL14
Dimensions: 124 x 96 x 75 mm (4.9 x 3.8 x 3.0 in)
Weight: 505G (1.1 lb) (Including battery)
Maximum Image Size: 4608 x 3072 pixels (RAW and JPEG)

At 14.2MP, as measured sensor, the D3100 is the second camera emblematic after D3X and the first to offer HD mode at 1920 × 1080 pixels. It can also record video clips up to 10 minutes, but the feature mentioned above is impressive for an entry level camera. With an attractive price, it will always attract new customers among Romanian buyers who are looking for bargains.


Like the other products Nikon DSLR cameras, direct access to the controls is kept to a minimum. Physical buttons are nicely spaced and easy to use, but most of the buttons are used as shortcuts … found something common and Canon cameras. Here we find direct controls access to ISO, white balance, image size and image quality. You can, however, assign these functions Customizable Function button on the front of the device. Unfortunately, there is only one such button, well placed to get under your thumb.

Image quality

Aiming at the market entry level, Nikon D3100 performs excellent when used on default settings. In this area, we can say that performs extremely well. We do not like, however, that sometimes images are a fraction brighter than we expected, and the colors also a little heated.

Guide Mode

First introduced the D3000, Nikon D3100 and now, Guide Mode is designed for those experiencing for the first time with this type of camera. When the device is used in “Easy Operation”, the user can use in Sleeping Faces or Distant Subjects. As users become more confident in their strengths, they can progress to the Advanced – Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority. Both are accompanied by a simplified interface that shows the changes that will occur these settings directly on the LCD panel. Overall, we are talking about a camera user friendly.

LCD display

In a way as it can be frustrating, Nikon did not increase the screen resolution and remains true to the pattern of 230,000 pixels. The same can be found on the D3000 or “old” Canon Rebel XS. That given that many rooms have nearly 4x the resolution.

In conclusion, the Nikon D3100 is a very good camera, useful both for beginners and for those who demand something more from their room. The picture quality is exceptional for an entry level room.

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