Nikon D3100 review

Full specification for Nikon D3100

Sensor 14.2MP CMOS
Output Size 4608 x 3072 pixels
Focal Length Mag 1.5x
Lens Mount Nikon F-mount (AF-S or AF-I for autofocus)
File Format JPEG, Raw (NEF), Raw + JPEG
Compression Basic / Normal / Fine (JPEG)
ISO 100-3200 (Hi1 & Hi2 to 6400-12,800)
Shutter Speeds 30 – 1/4000th second, plus Bulb
Drive Mode Single frame, continuous, self-timer, quiet shutter release
Viewfinder Type Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Field of View 95% approx, 0.8x magnification (approx)
LCD 3in, 230k-dot LCD
Live Mode Yes
Movie Mode Yes, 1080p at 24fps; 720p at 30, 25 or 24fps; 10 minutes maximum clip length
Built-in Image Stabilisation No (lens-based system)
Dust Reduction Yes
Focusing Modes AF-S, AF-A, AF-C, MF
Exposure Modes PSAM, Auto, Guide, Scene modes
Metering System TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Exposure Comp +/-5 EV
Colour Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
White Balance Auto; incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, fine tuning.
White Balance Bracket No
Colour Temp Control No
DoF Prview No
Built-in Flash Yes
Max Flash Sync 1/200th sec
PC Socket No
Cable Release No
Memory Card SD (HC/XC)
Power Rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14 battery
Connectivity HDMI (c-type port), USB 2.0
Dimensions 124 x 96 x 74.5mm
Weight 505g with battery & card (no lens)
AF Points 11 focus points (including one cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5–3 m/1 ft. 8 in.–9 ft. 10 in.)

Manufacturer website: Nikon


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£580.00

Scores

Scores
Design 18/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 17/20
Value 17/20
Features 19/20
Overall Score 89%

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