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Easily capture the beauty of life’s fleeting moments with Nikon’s compact and lightweight D3100—a feature-rich digital SLR camera that surprises you with simplicity, and positively delights with superb results. The D3100 comes equipped with Nikon’s easy-to-use Guide Mode to help you take better photos and capture breathtaking Full 1080p HD movies. Best of all, the D3100 is ready to go, out-of-the-box with an included AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens. Whether shooting casual snapshots, a delicately composed still life or Full HD movies, you’ll love the ease with which D3100 does it all.
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Exceptional image detail

DX-format 14.2-megapixel CMOS sensor

Nikon equipped the D3100 with a newly developed CMOS sensor for outstanding subject detail and smooth color gradation. Whether shooting photos or Full HD movies, the sensor is crucial to image quality. The high pixel count of D3100’s sensor produces photos of striking clarity, revealing all the nuance of the original scene with minimum noise—ideal for intricately detailed textures and noise-free background defocus.
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Ready out-of-the-box

Includes the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens

You’ll be ready to start shooting exceptional pictures as soon as you get the D3100 home because it comes bundled with an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens ready for action! Achieve clear images easily with legendary NIKKOR optical quality and fast, accurate autofocus for vivid color, striking contrast and crisp detail. Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization ensures the sharpest hand-held pictures and movies, and it’s close-up capabilities capture fantastic detail shots at a 0.9 ft. focus distance.
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Bring moments to life

Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound

Discover the difference a digital SLR makes when shooting movies. A wide selection of NIKKOR lenses gives you freedom to explore different angles and obtain lovely defocused backgrounds while the D3100’s advanced imaging system assures outstanding quality. And for action sequences, new Subject-tracking AF keeps subjects properly focused. After the shoot, view movies on the large 3-inch LCD and perform simple editing tasks like trimming scenes before or after a designated point. HDMI compatibility lets you connect the D3100 to an HDTV with an optional HDMI cable, with playback managed by most TV’s remote controls.
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Take-anywhere portability

Compact and lightweight design

At only approx. 1 lb. 1.8 oz.*, the compact and lightweight D3100 goes where you go. And it’s so easy to use thanks to the ergonomic grip that simplifies shooting, both in horizontal and vertical positions. New dedicated controls for frequently used functions like Live View, D-Movie and shutter release modes further enhance ease of use.
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Nikon’s Guide Mode

The sure way to obtain desired results

An enchanting portrait against a softly defocused background, or a radiant couple surrounded by sparkling lights. Taking photos like these is easy with the D3100’s Guide Mode—in-camera guidance that shows you step-by-step how to change camera settings. Just select a Guide Mode setting that matches the scene then let Guide Mode assist. Not only will you obtain the desired results, you’ll understand how you achieved them. Guide Mode even displays sample photos so you’ll know what to expect from each setting.
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Catch the decisive moment

Split-second shutter response and continuous 3 fps shooting

D3100 can shoot approximately 3 frames per second—great for capturing dynamic motion and elusive facial expressions that are a challenge for any photographer. Simply rotate the release-mode selector and shoot away. Split-second shutter response eliminates the frustration of shutter delay, capturing moments that other cameras miss.
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Fast, precise 11-point autofocus system

The D3100's precision high-speed autofocus responds immediately to changes in scene or composition, maintaining tack-sharp focus to capture fleeting expressions and fast-moving sports.
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Great pictures in dimly lit settings

A maximum ISO of 3200 (expandable to ISO 12,800 equivalent) lets you shoot at fast shutter speeds, reducing camera-shake blur in dimly lit scenes. Twilight and indoor shots come alive with a refreshingly natural look without the need for a tripod or flash.
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3-inch LCD with one-touch Live View

Live View gives you an intuitive, familiar way to photograph playful pets or children on the move. Just flip a switch and you’re ready to go. Live View makes D3100 as easy to use as a compact camera.
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Scene Auto Selector

The D3100 automatically selects the Scene Mode that matches the shooting situation and subject. During Live View shooting in Auto Mode, Scene Auto Selector automatically activates Portrait, Landscape, Close-up or Night portrait modes depending on the scene.

Expand the creative potential of the D3100

NIKKOR lenses & Nikon creative lighting systems for every situation

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Excelente cámara Es mi primera cámara nikon, el material del que esta echa y el lente hacen una cámara perfecta August 28, 2014
Cumpre o que propõe! Ótima para quem está descobrindo a paixão por fotografia!! August 21, 2014
Simplemente genial! Esta es una cámara excelente, la aprecio mucho porque fue mi primera Nikon. August 18, 2014
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Minha companheira inseparável. F-A-N-T-Á-S-T-I-C-A!!!!!!! É o que eu tenho a dizer sobre a D3100. Estou muito satisfeito e inclusive já recomendei a muitos amigos. March 10, 2014
Una cámara estupenda. La tengo hace un año y estoy muy satisfecho con ella. La calidad de las fotos es genial. El control ISO automático ha sido para mi todo un descubrimiento, al poder disparar dentro de edificios como catedrales sin flash, a ISOS altos con apenas ruido. Solo echo en falta la opción MUP o de bloqueo de espejo para disparar con trípode y cable disparador. En el modo Live View todavía aprecio movimiento. Mi opinión es que no es una cámara solo para principiantes, si no para aficionados avanzados que desean una reflex barata y con grandes prestaciones y calidad de imagen. Mi enhorabuena a Nikon. February 21, 2014
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muito boa adorei essa câmera ela é excelente... indico para todos... January 2, 2014
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No it doesn't but that is what the purchase of an SD card would be for. Easy transfers. You will need one any way.
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No, the D3100 is not supplied with a USB cable. It is a USB to mini USB cable They are generic and are available at any electronics dealer for less than $10.
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Can you shoot tethered with the D3100?

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I am wanting to shoot tethered with my Nikon D3100. Does it have the capability, and if so, what additional software, cables, etc do I need to purchase?
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Agreed about the USB cable, however, there are other programs that will do this (I'm not familiar with the one mentioned above). I have used Image Capture (built-in to MacOS) and Aperture (paid/MacOS) to do tethered shooting. Image Capture has timed shooting as well, which is awesome for time lapse.
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You would need a usb cable and Camera Control Pro.
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Do you have to purchase a interface cable with the camera?

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You must purchase an SD card to make the camera function. The SD card can be removed and inserted into many laptops that have SD card slots. You can transfer photos from there until you get a USB cable.
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The D3100 does not come with any interface cables such as the HDMI, USB cable or the A/V cable.
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what the d3100 cam can use lences

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Camera models such as the D3100 do not have a built-in focusing motor and are smaller and lighter but will require an AF-S lens for autofocus. While these bodies can use a lens with no built-in focus motor, the user will have to manually turn the focus ring to bring the subject in to sharp focus. For more information on what lenses to use with the D3100, please see: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d3100/compatibility02.htm
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WILL THE AF NIKKOR 70-210 & 35-70 WORK WITH THE D3100 IN ALL MODES

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They will fit but will not autofocus.
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what are all the modes in the d3100

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Does it have a date stamp / imprint feature on a developed picture?

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I want a DSLR camera capable of having a date stamp imprint on the pictures when developed.
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The D3100 does have the imprint date option.
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Download ViewNX 2?

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I have a notebook with no CD-ROM and I just received my D3100 today, is there a location I can download this software?
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What are the compatible lenses for NIKON D3100?

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Can't list them all, but for autofocus you need AF-S or AF-I lenses. Here is the compatibility chart for your camera:
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Which SD cards is the D300 compatible with? How come it is not included already??

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It can use SD cards up to 8gb, no cameras have cards included.
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