- EN-EL14 Battery
- MH-24 Battery Charger
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I have a D3000 and I'm going to get the 55-300 if I can.
2. The idea of not switching lenses is absurd to me. If you have a bright prime like a 35/1.8, that is some 2+ stops faster than a consumer zoom lens at the wide bright end of the zoom range. When it gets dark you are going to want to put on the 35/1.8 to keep your shutter speeds reasonable. Otherwise you cannot shoot moving subjects in low light without a flash.
3. It may not work for you due to weight or price considerations but my 70-200 2.8 VR is what I prefer for portraits or animals.
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The D3100 doesn't come with a USB cable to download pics to PC? Isn't that strange? How would you do that then? Plus not many places carry it?
The D3100 is the lowest cost, entry level Nikon DSLR and there are a lot of minor cost savings like this. There is no wireless remote which saved them a dollar or two. The LCD screen is an older generation which might have saved ten or twenty dollars. There's no mechanical autofocus link which saved another twenty dollars or so. The lens has a plastic mount which saved ten dollars and will make it last much less long. I guess they figure D3100 customers don't change lens that much.
But they didn't cut corners on the things that matter most: image quality, autofocus, good ergonomics. It is an awesome camera. When you add everything up, it is the difference between the $600 D3100 and the $1100 D7000. I prefer the D3100. I'll buy my own USB cable if I need one.
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instead, buy nikon's 55-200 VR lens for around $200 for use on the D3100. you'd get all the newest features and vibration reduction too (very helpful for handhold sports shots).
when set to the high zoom (ie: 200mm) it even more powerful than what you had, giving a tighter cropping factor than your old n4004s with the sigma. plus its such a small light lens. and darn sharp.
1)What is the memory card that comes default with Nikon D3100? 2)If i took video for 30 min will it come's in 3 parts or as single part?
2) not sure
2011 CES Innovation AwardDigital Imaging Category
The Nikon D3100 D-SLR was recognized as a CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards honoree. The program recognizes the most innovative consumer electronics products of the year and is a hallmark for the best designed products in consumer technology. The digital imaging category consists of products designed to enhance the visual experience and allow the user to capture, store and edit still images and video. The 2011 Innovations Design and Engineering Awards program is sponsored by PC World magazine.
National Geographic Adventure's 2010 Gear of the Year
The Nikon D3100 has been named to National Geographic Adventure’s 2010 Gear of the Year list. Thirty-five products made the list that writer Steve Casimiro described as featuring products that are “…extraordinarily designed, creative, or innovative, they can only be called one thing: the best.” He says of the camera, “With the introduction of the D3100, Nikon now offers a D-SLR camera with the ability to shoot 1080p, the highest resolution video.” He also notes that the D3100 is the first D-SLR to feature auto-focusing in video mode. “It’s a huge improvement that should bring D-SLR videos out from the dark ages of manual focus,” Casimiro added.
Nikon D3100 Reviewby PJ Jacobowitz
PCMAG.com’s PJ Jacobowitz reviewed the D3100 D-SLR, giving the camera high honors for its great image quality, continuous autofocus during still and video shooting and it’s ease of use for novice D-SLR users. The camera received a 4 Star Rating from PCMAG, which has been reviewing technology products for nearly three decades.
Nikon D3100 Reviewby Mike Tomkins and Shawn Barnett
Mike Tomkins and Shawn Barnett posted their full review of the Nikon D3100 D-SLR to ImagingResource.com. They noted that the camera's exposures are metered nicely. The reviewers said that for an amateur looking to move up from a point-and-shoot, the D3100 offers plenty of room to grow. "It's a pretty easy Dave's Pick," they added.
Nikon D3100 Reviewby Jeff Keller
Dcresource.com's Jeff Keller posted his review of the Nikon D3100 D-SLR. Keller noted that "camera performance was generally excellent." He noted that when composing photos with the optical viewfinder, the AF locks very quickly on the subject. He also said the camera's battery life was the best of any entry-level D-SLR or interchangeable lens camera.
Nikon D3100 Reviewby Phil Ryan
Popular Photography's Phil Ryan reviewed the Nikon D3100, concluding the camera offers more accurate colors, noise reduction, resolving power and higher top sensitivity that its competition, along with a more compelling price. Ryan notes that one of the best features of the camera is the flip switch on the camera's back to enter live-view and video shooting modes, because of its accessibility; in addition to the camera's overall ergonomic design. Regarding the video, Ryan found the quality rivals many consumer grade HD camcorders.
iF Product Design Award
The Nikon D3100 D-SLR was the recipient of the iF Product Design Award, which is sponsored by the International Forum Design GmbH of Hanover, Germany. Features of the D3100 of note are the camera's EXPEED 2 image processing engine, new 14.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor and HD movie recording. Also noted were the full featured offerings of the D3100 in a compact size and light weight camera body. In selecting recipients of the award, product aspects including quality of design, functionality, degree of innovation, simplicity of operation and environmental impact are considered.
Professional Photographer Hot One 2011 Award
The Nikon D3100 D-SLR received Professional Photographer magazine's Hot One 2011 award. According to the magazine, "The 14.2-megapixel Nikon D3100 camera in our lower-priced DSLR category takes the award with an impressive set of features that had our judges singing its praises. It's also happens to be the world's first DSLR with full-time autofocus in Live View and D-Movie mode for shooting full HD (1080p) video. The camera's new EXPEED 2 image processing engine works with an 11-point autofocus system and the DX-format CMOS sensor to produce excellent image quality." Professional Photographer has organized the Hot One awards for 12 years. Winners are chosen based on innovation, usefulness in a real-world studio setting, and value for the price.
Nikon D3100 Reviewby Fida Sleiman
GlobalGrind.com's Fida Sleiman posted a review of the Nikon D3100 D-SLR, noting that the camera is one of the website's favorites. Sleiman noted that camera operation is easy, and "creative control is virtually limitless." Features touted included Nikon Vibration Reduction technology, the D3100's integrated Guide Mode, and HD video recording.
Nikon D3100 Reviewby Jim Keenan
Digital Camera Review's Jim Keenan posted a review of the Nikon D3100 DSLR. He was impressed with the still image quality as well as the quality when capturing video. Keenan felt the camera was well built, and noted that the surface finish felt secure in the hand. He liked the fact that so many of the settings are controllable via the mode dials, which are easily accessible while shooting.
Nikon D3100 Reviewby Gevon Servo
Gevon Servo posted his review of the Nikon D3100 to The Phoblographer. Gevon noted that the camera is ideal for the user moving up to their first D-SLR. He said it is a great educational camera, as well as ideal for family use; a perfect size to take on vacation or around the town. Servo concluded that, "The camera was extremely practical, light, nimble and easy to use."
IF Communication Design Award
The Nikon D3100 D-SLR was honored with the IF Communication Design Award 2011, in the Interfaces category. The D3100 received the award for its GUI (Graphic User Interface) which was designed for simple operation, allowing even first time D-SLR users to master the controls, using the camera's Guide Mode. According to the award committee, "The camera won the IF Communication Design Award based on the usability, look and feel, and uniqueness of its interface." The award is sponsored by International Forum Design GmbH.
Nikon D3100 Reviewby Liam McCabe
Liam McCabe posted his review of the D3100 D-SLR on the Digitalcamera-hq.com website, saying the camera is "perhaps the most well-balanced entry-level D-SLR out right now." McCabe was impressed with many features of the D3100, specifically the inclusion of 1080p HD video recording, live view and the user-friendly Guide mode. He added that the D3100 is "a charm to use."
2011 Tech Awards - Best Travel Gadgets
Travel + Leisure named the Nikon D3100 D-SLR one of the Best Travel Gadgets in their 2011 Tech Awards. Editor Tom Samiljan highlighted the camera's Guide mode as one of the many features the editors liked. The winning products are the result of a year's worth of testing to determine which products live up to the hype.
Nikon D3100 Reviewby Will Sabel Courtney
Will Sabel Courtney of Rides Magazine posted his review of the Nikon D3100 D-SLR, on the 0-60mag.com website, noting his first impression is of a solid camera, built carefully from high-class materials. He said of the D3100: “Nikon makes it easy for those of us who lack extensive photography knowledge to take gorgeous shots with ease.” Courtney was impressed with the variety of shooting modes, ability of the camera to be used fully manual when the user is ready, and its incorporated guide mode.
Nikon D3100 Reviewby John Shafer
Photographyreview.com's John Shafer posted his review of the Nikon D3100 D-SLR, touting the camera’s image quality, low noise, white balance accuracy and low light capabilities. Other features noted by Shafer were the camera’s Guide Mode; and ergonomic design including: "the best live view/movie mode button in the business," as he put it.
Nikon D3100 D-SLR Reviewby TJ Donegan
TJ Donegan posted his review of the Nikon D3100 D-SLR to the digitalcamerainfo.com website, noting the quality of the camera and ease of use. He said, “It’s a lightweight camera that handles well, offers a great deal of control, and produces some very nice images.” Donegan noted that with the camera’s Guide mode and feature set, it is ideal for the beginner who wants a camera they can grow into. Features that impressed Donegan were: the still image performance, ISO sensitivity and dynamic range, in-camera editing and control options and ability to utilize the wide range of NIKKOR lenses.