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A moving experience in digital photography that everyone can enjoy.

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The camera that amazes.
Shoot with D3100 and enjoy the beauty.

D3100 employs Nikon's latest breakthrough technology to deliver superb results. A newly developed DX-format CMOS sensor with 14.2 effective megapixels works in tandem with new EXPEED 2 image processing engine to produce highly detailed images containing rich tonal gradations and faithful color. This combination also helps produce beautifully defocused backgrounds - a hallmark of quality digital SLR cameras. In addition, a maximum ISO of 3200 (expandable to ISO 12800 equivalent using the Hi 2 setting) allows you to shoot without worrying about camera-shake blur.
Easy Operation
The camera that teaches you how...
Let D3100 satisfy your dreams of better photos.

An enchanting portrait against a softly defocused background, or a radiant couple surrounded by sparkling lights. Taking photos like these is easy with 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.
Full HD movies
Breathtaking full HD 1080p movies.

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 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 7.5-cm (3-in.) LCD monitor and perform simple editing tasks like trimming scenes before or after a designated point and extracting still images. HDMI compatibility* lets you connect D3100 to an HDTV with playback managed by the TV's remote control**.

* Via HDMI mini-pin connector.
** HDMI CEC-compatible TVs only.
  • DX-format, 14.2 effective megapixel CMOS image sensor [NEW]
    - Softly defocused backgrounds that only a D-SLR can produce …more
  • EXPEED 2 - Nikon's new image processing engine [NEW]
    - Faithful color reproduction and smooth, beautiful gradations …more
  • ISO sensitivity 100-3200 (expandable to ISO 12800 equivalent)
    - Great performance and less blur in dimly lit settings …more
  • Active D-Lighting - Beautiful balancing of light and shade …more
  • Picture Control - Customizing images before the shot …more
  • Guide Mode - The sure way to obtain desired results …more
  • Scene Modes - Your short cut to expected results …more
  • Scene Auto Selector - Letting D3100 decide the best mode to match the scene …more
  • Help function - One-touch access to in-camera assistance …more
  • Info display format - Choose the view that's right for you …more
  • D-Movie - Breathtaking full HD 1080p movies [NEW] …more
  • Live View - Live View with new AF modes and large 7.5-cm (3-in.) monitor …more
  • AF Mode for Live View and Movie Shooting - New autofocus (AF) modes help capture moving subjects …more
  • AF-area modes for live view and movies - Four modes to capture subject …more
  • 11-point AF system - Quick, accurate autofocus ready for the decisive moment …more
  • Advanced white balance control - More natural whites …more
  • Built-in pop-up flash - Additional light whenever needed …more
  • Convenient and powerful Speedlight SB-400 (sold separately) …more
  • Scene Recognition System - Intelligent operation in any setting …more
  • Ample image and movie editing functions - In-camera image and movie editing …more
  • High-performance NIKKOR lenses - The right choice for amazing photos and full HD movies. …more
  • Nikon's original VR system - Less camera-shake blur in images and viewfinder …more
  • Compact and lightweight - Easy operation and take-anywhere portability …more
  • Continuous 3 fps shooting - Catch the decisive moment …more
  • Eye-Fi support - Transfer photos and movies wirelessly …more
  • Easy-to-view finder - New superimposed indicators for a better view …more
  • New shutter mechanism - Quiet shooting, even with Live View …more
  • Rangefinder - Quick and easy focusing …more
  • Nikon Integrated Dust Reduction System - Prevent dust from ruining photos …more
  • Image playback with transitions [NEW] - View photos with striking special effects …more
  • Convenient playback - Find images instantly by date …more
  • Date imprint - Stamp photos with shooting date …more
  • Long-lasting lithium-ion battery [NEW] - Plenty of stamina for plenty of photos …more
  • ViewNX 2 software [NEW] - Your imaging toolbox (bundled) - Smart image management with a PC …more
  • Capture NX 2 software - Expanded creative control (sold separately)
    - Intuitive operation for the finishing touch …more
  • my Picturetown - Free image sharing and storage - Share photos and movies on the web …more