Nikon D3100 14.0MP DSLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR Lens Kit

  • Model Number: D3100
  • WebID: 10153746
(78 ratings)
Nikon D3100 14.0MP DSLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR Lens Kit

Packed into the compact and lightweight D3100 is a host of advanced Nikon technologies. The EXPEED 2 image processing engine, in conjunction with Nikon's new 14.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor, is the driving force behind the camera's enhanced performance and rich image quality. Plus, it can record Full HD movie clips, and includes the DX 18-55mm VR f.3.5-5.6 lens.

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Inside its lightweight body, the D3100 features superior ergonomics. A secure grip makes the camera comfortable to handle, while dedicated controls for frequently used functions like Live View, D-Movie and shutter release make it a joy to operate.

  • Compatible with Nikon D3100 & D5100

  • The 14.2MP DX-format CMOS image sensor delivers lifelike images with vivid colours, reduced noise and smooth tonal gradations
  • EXPEED 2 provides enhanced movie recording, high-sensitivity performance and maximum image quality
  • High ISO (100-3200) light sensitivity is extendable up to 12800, and features an Auto ISO setting that enables faster shutter speeds, significantly reducing the risk of blurred images when you shoot fast-moving subjects or take pictures in low light
  • GUIDE mode is quick and easy-to-use in-camera assistance; it automatically optimizes settings for superior results
  • D-Movie lets you record beautiful high-definition (Full HD 1920x1080) movie clips with sound
  • Make simple edits of your clips in-camera by deleting scenes or saving specific frames as still images
  • Live View with Scene Auto Selector makes it easy to compose images using the LCD monitor
  • Fulltime servo AF (AF-F) mode keeps subjects in focus without the need to press the shutter release button
  • The large 3”, high-resolution LCD monitor makes it easy to view essential camera information, and review and edit your photos and movies
  • Razor-sharp 11-point Autofocus system offers fast and precise autofocus coverage across the frame; four AF-area modes such as 3D-tracking AF, deliver sharp results, whether your subject is off-centre, moving fast or completely unpredictable
  • Active D-Lighting automatically retains details in highlights and shadows for stunning images with natural contrast
  • Six Picture Controls settings let you set the look and mood of your images before you shoot.
  • Extensive in-camera editing functions let you edit and enhance images and movies in the camera
  • Dual Integrated dust reduction system; Image Sensor Cleaning and Airflow Control systems keep dust away from the camera's image sensor for clear, spot-free images
  • Includes the DX 18-55mm VR f.3.5-5.6 lens for more creative possibilities

What's in the Box

  • Camera Strap
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery EN-EL14
  • Quick Charger MH-24
  • Body Cap
  • Eyepiece Cap DK-5
  • Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1. Software CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Guide
  • User's Manual

Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Parts - 2 Year(s)
  • Labour - 2 Year(s)

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Digital Features
Megapixels 14.0MP
Data Interface USB
Video Interface HDMI; Composite
Video Output Format NTSC
Processor Expeed 2
ISO 100-3200; H1 (6400); H2 (12800)
Jpeg Yes
Raw Yes - Nikon NEF RAW
Raw+Jpeg Yes
Other Formats Not Applicable
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size Format APS-C
Colour Filter System RGB
Colour Space sRGB; Adobe RGB
Max Video Resolution-24 fps Minimum 1920 x 1080
Guided Shooting Mode Yes
Compact Flash I/II (CF) No
Microdrive No
Secure Digital (SD) Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Yes
Memory Stick Pro/Pro Duo No
Auto Focus
AF Type Contrast Detection Refined Version of Nikon's Advanced Multi-CAM 1000 AF Module with TTL Phase Detection; 11 Focus Points (Including One Cross-type Sensor)
Focusing Modes 1 Single-Point AF; Dynamic-area AF; Auto-Area AF; 3D-Tracking (11 Points) AF
Focusing Modes 2 Not Applicable
AF Points 11
AF Point Selection Yes
AF Assist Beam Yes
Shutter Type Electronically Controlled Vertical-Travel Focal-Plane Shutter
Shutter Speeds 1/4000 to 30s in Steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional Wireless Remote Control (ML-L3)
Shutter Lag Information Not Available
Self-Timer Yes
White Balance Settings 1 Auto; Incandescent; Fluorescent (7 Types); Incandescent; Fluorescent; Direct Sunlight; Flash; Cloudy; Shade; Preset Manual; All Except Preset Manual with Fine Tuning
White Balance Settings 2 Not Applicable
Auto White Balance Yes
White Balance Bracketing Not Applicable
Exposure Compensation Yes
Drive Modes Single Frame; Continuous (3 fps); Self-Timer
Drive Modes 2 Not Applicable
Max Burst Jpeg Not Applicable
Max Burst Raw Not Applicable
Max Burst Raw+JPEG Not Applicable
Max Burst Other Format Not Applicable
Built-in Flash Type i-TTL Balanced Fill Flash and Standard i-TTL Flash
Recycling Time Not Applicable
Flash Metering System 420-Pixel RGB Sensor
Flash Sync Yes
Flash Guide Number Approx. 49/12; 43/13 with Manual Flash (m/ft; ISO 100; 20 Degrees C/68 Degrees F)
Included Lens
Lens Frame Colour Black
Lens Range 18 - 55 mm
Stabilized No
Model Number DX 18 - 55 mm VR f.3.5-5.6
Filter Size 52 mm
35mm Equivalent 27 mm - 77.5 mm
Lens Weight 265 g
LCD Features
LCD Size 3 Inches
LCD Resolution 230000 dots
Live Preview Yes
Battery Type Lithium-Ion
Included Battery Model EN-EL14
Additional Compatible Batteries (not inc) EN-EL14
Back-up Battery No
Power Saving Modes Auto Shut Off
Body Features
Dust Reduction Yes
Body Colour Black
Lens Mount F-Mount
Focal Length Conversion Factor 1.5
Intelligent Shoe Yes
Cable Release No
Languages Supported English; French; Chinese (Simplified and Traditional); Danish; Dutch; Finnish; German; Italian; Japanese; Korean; Norwegian; Polish; Portuguese; Russian; Spanish; Swedish
Low Pass Filter No
Viewfinder Type Pentamirror
Depth of Field Preview No
Physical Features
Width 12.4 cm
Height 9.5 cm
Depth 7.4 cm
Weight 455 g
Warranty Labour 2 Year(s)
Warranty Parts 2 Year(s)

2 Customer Reviews for Nikon D3100 14.0MP DSLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR Lens Kit

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  • Finder
  • from Montreal
  • Dec 23, 2010

Bonne qualité pour du entrée de gamme

J'ai acheté cette caméra il y a une semaine après des semaines d'hésitation et j'ai choisi celui-ci et je ne regrette pas du tout mon choix. C'est mon premier SLR, mais j'en avais déjà utilisé auparavant (Nikon D40x et un Canon) Je le recommande fortement, c'est du Nikon, bonne lentille, très bonne qualité d'image (meilleur que d'autres modèles plus dispendieux d'après les tests que j'ai lu) certain lui reproche les quelques options manquantes par rapport aux modèles milieu et haut de gamme, mais le principal est là (manuel, priorité ouverture, priorité vitesse, bon range sur l'ouverture). La qualité de l'image avec un iso élevé est surprenant (pas autant qu'on le voudrait, mais il y a eu du progrès quand même, et c'est pas comparable aux compacts) Les cameras Nikon sont garantis 2 ans et la lentille 5 ans ce qui est très bien. Avec Nikon on se trompe pas, bonne qualité de construction

  • François Gélinas
  • from Beaconsfield, QC
  • Oct 23, 2010


Excellent rapport qualité-prix. Le mode manuel est particulièrement impressionnant et permet de contrôler toutes les fonctions de la caméra.