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Basic Performance

Compact and lightweight - Easy operation and take-anywhere portability

At only approx. 505 g (1lb. 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.

* With battery and memory card but without body cap.

Continuous 3 fps shooting - Catch the decisive moment

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.

Eye-Fi support - Transfer photos and movies wirelessly

Support for optional Eye-Fi SD cards lets you transfer photos and movies from the camera to a PC via wireless LAN. This eliminates the need for removing the memory card or USB connections to transfer data.

See the manual provided with the Eye-Fi card, and direct any inquiries to the manufacturer. The camera can be used to turn Eye-Fi cards on and off, but may not support other Eye-Fi functions.

As of June 2010, the following cards can be used: 2 GB SD Eye-Fi cards in the Share, Home, and Explore product categories, 4 GB SDHC Eye-Fi cards in the Anniversary, Share Video, Explore Video, and Connect X2 product categories, and 8 GB SDHC cards in the Pro X2 and Explore X2 product categories. Eye-Fi cards are for use only in the country of purchase. Be sure the Eye-Fi card firmware has been updated to the latest version.

Easy-to-view finder - New superimposed indicators for a better view

During autofocus, D3100's superimposed indicators and BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen provide a cleaner, less cluttered view from corner to corner.

New shutter mechanism - Quiet shooting, even with Live View

D3100 employs a newly developed shutter that is ideal for both Live View and movie shooting. The lightweight and compact design coupled with the ability to operate while the mirror is up during Live View shooting contributes to quiet, energy-efficient performance. It is also highly durable, having been tested to 100,000 cycles.

Rangefinder - Quick and easy focusing

When focusing manually, the electronic rangefinder helps you quickly achieve proper focus. It is especially useful when shooting in dimly lit settings.

Nikon Integrated Dust Reduction System - Prevent dust from ruining photos

D3100 is equipped with Nikon's Integrated Dust Reduction System. This solution includes a special Airflow Control System that redirects dust away from the low-pass filter located in front of the image sensor. Additionally, when powering the camera on or off, the filter automatically vibrates at precise frequencies to release image-degrading dust that may adhere to it.

Image playback with transitions [NEW] - View photos with striking special effects

Choose from a series of special transitions when viewing photos. For slideshows, enjoy interesting effects like Zoom/fade and Cube. When viewing photos individually, you can employ Slide in and Zoom/fade. In addition, the large, bright LCD monitor makes playback a joy.

Slideshow with Cube effect
Slideshow with Zoom/fade effect
Viewing photos with Slide in effect

Convenient playback - Find images instantly by date

The D3100's playback options make it easy to select pictures for viewing or retouching. You can view pictures one at a time or in groups of 4, 9, or 72. A Calendar view is also available, which organizes photos by shooting date and time then displays them in a handsome calendar format.

Date imprint - Stamp photos with shooting date

Know the exact date you took a photo. The position of the date changes automatically depending on camera orientation.

Long-lasting lithium-ion battery [NEW] - Plenty of stamina for plenty of photos

The new Rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL14 delivers up to approximately 550 frames on a single charge*. Now you can focus on getting the shot rather than worrying about battery power.

* Based on CIPA standards.