Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera: for Beginners and Advanced Users

Nikon D3100 DSLR camera

I got the Nikon D3100 DSLR camera because it’s supposedly for beginners. On the contrary, it’s quite advanced for its kind. Even professional photographers will definitely love this camera.

Some of its major features include the following:

14.2-megapixel DX format CMOS Image Sensor

This feature allows the camera to capture amazing images and prints that are larger than 20 x 30 inches.

3x 18-55mm Zoom NIKKOR VR Image Stabilization Lens

The accompanying NIKKOR lens delivers visual quality, precise and fast autofocus for vibrant colors, captivating contrast, and vivid details. The VR image stabilization feature on the other hand provides sharp images and videos even for a handheld camera.

Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video

Get cinema quality videos in full 1080p HD format or 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Split-second Shutter Response

With this camera, there’s no shutter delay; hence, you don’t miss a shot.

11-point Autofocus System

This lets you capture razor sharp photos.

ISO sensitivity 100-3200 can be expanded to ISO 12800

You still get amazing photos amidst low light scenarios.

Built-in pop up flash

Ideal for moments when there’s insufficient lighting.

Active D-Lighting

See shadows and highlights through D-lighting.

3-inch monitor

The monitor enables video recording and capturing images easy with one touch.

Scene Auto Selector

Under the Live View, the camera will automatically select which scene matches the situation.

Scene Recognition System in Live View

Still in connection to Live View, it also automatically enhances exposure, autofocus, and white balance, so you don’t have to worry about adjusting settings on your own.

Automatic Exposure Scene Modes
In relation to exposure, it can be automatically accomplished through the following settings: Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up, and Night Portrait.

Picture Control

Personalize your photos with the following options: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, and Landscape.


This is Nikon’s new image processing system which manages everything including color, contrast, and other elements to ensure that you get amazing photos.

Automatic Image Sensor Cleaning

You don’t ever have to worry about accumulating dust in front of the sensor. The Airflow Control and ultrasonic process ensures high quality images with no dust to worry about.

Image Editing

You can edit photos right from the camera itself.

Ease of Usage

The D3100 comes with a built in guide you can rely upon for assistance when you’re starting to get lost amidst countless control options.

Compact and Lightweight

This handy camera is ideal for picture-taking moments while on the go.



With the aforementioned features, the Nikon D3100 DSLR camera isn’t just for beginners, even advanced users and professional photographers will love it.

About Maria Marilyn:
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