|Release Date in Malaysia|
|Compatible memory cards||SD,SDHC,SDXC|
|Display diagonal||7.62 cm (3")|
|Display resolution (numeric)||230000 pixels|
|Field of view||95%|
|Ports & interfaces|
|Weight & dimensions|
|ISO sensitivity||100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto|
|Light exposure modes||Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE|
|Camera type||SLR Camera Body|
|Maximum image resolution||4608 x 3072 pixels|
|Image sensor size (W x H)||23.1 x 15.4 mm|
|Maximum video resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|HD type||Full HD|
|Motion JPEG frame rate||30 fps|
|Auto focusing (AF) modes||Single Auto Focus|
|Flash modes||Auto, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization|
|White balance||Auto, Manual|
|Scene modes||Children, Close-up (macro), Portrait|
|Self-timer delay||10 s|
|Power source type||Battery|
|Battery technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Fastest camera shutter speed||1/4000 s|
|Slowest camera shutter speed||30 s|
|Colour of product||Black|
The D3100 is the latest offering from Nikon that’s equipped with groundbreaking technology in photography which helps in delivering superb results. The D3100 is their latest DSLR that boasts a DX-format CMOS sensor, a new image processing engine, and improved ISO sensitivity. On the other hand, its interface is easy to operate, and for those who are new to the device it has a feature called guide mode. As for the quality and playback capability, it can record a Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24 fps. The D3100 is the camera for the Pros and those that are aspiring to be one.
This camera boasts a 14.2-pixel resolution which comes with a CMOS image sensor, which is capable of shifting its len’s focus to the subject and defocusing its backgrounds for a more dramatic and detailed result.
The processing engine of Nikon’s D3100 is called the EXPEED 2, which provides a new level of superb results. It maximizes the performance of the CMOS sensor of the camera to provide a lifelike looking images that exhibit rich colors with less noise, and with smooth tonal gradation.
Another standout feature of this DSL-R is its ISO sensitivity which ranges from 100 to 3200 but can be expanded up to 12800 equivalent. Shooting with this range of ISO can produce minimal blurs in dimly lit settings, and it lets the camera shoot with a fast shutter speed. A fast shutter speed just like this one can capture freeze action with no sweat, especially objects or subjects that are moving fast or dynamic situations… Jump shot anyone?
Active D-Lighting is another feature of the D3100 that makes it a superior shooter in the market. This feature augments the ability of the camera to capture photos in low light and under bright sunlight. It effectively combats the effect of too much light that leads to loss of detail and tone by preserving important details that contribute to the richness of the color and quality – the shadows and highlights.
You don’t need to be a professional photographer in order to take an impressive looking photo. A softly defocused background or subject with an illuminating background can easily be taken with Nikon’s Guide Mode. This feature is an in-camera guide that provides a step-by-step procedure on how to tweak the camera settings to your preferred scene. Simply choose a guide mode setting that matches your desired scene, and it will walk you through in achieving it through the settings.
The D3100 may seem like an intimidating camera that calls for professional photography experience, however, it implies the other way around. If you’ve just started doing photography as a photo, then this camera will surely be a help for you from the beginning until you become a pro.